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The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed our nation's energy, economic and national security challenges during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

This is an archived version of the committee's website, where the public, students and the media can continue to access and learn from our work.

Markey to get Expanded Role on Energy & Environment in 111th Congress


From the The Markey Memo, January 8, 2009
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Two pieces of exciting news to report. First, in addition to chairing the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming during the new 111th Congress, which was reauthorized this week, Congressman Ed Markey will also become Chairman of the new Subcommittee on the Energy and the Environment over in the Energy and Commerce Committee (this new subcommittee combines the Energy and Air Quality and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittees).

To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

Leading both committees will give Chairman Markey a 1-2 punch and unprecedented capacity on Capital Hill to investigate, legislate and educate. Markey will be able to draw on information gathered during Select Committee hearings and investigations as he works with Members of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee to develop and advance new legislation that will increase renewable energy technology, create green jobs and fight global warming.

As the Select Committee learned during our over 50 hearings last Congress, the climate crisis is impacting a number of areas which extend beyond traditional energy and environmental policy, including: national security, public health, transportation and building construction. The Select Committee will continue to have jurisdiction to investigate and educate the public on these and other areas.

Second, the Select Committee has announced its first hearing of the year which will focus on our nation’s most pressing priority: stimulating the economy and creating jobs. The hearing will feature green jobs champion Van Jones, of Green for All, who is profiled in this weeks New Yorker Magazine.

The hearing will be held on THURSDAY, January 15th, at 2:00 PM. Additional information, including room number and additional witness list will be available on the Select Committee website next week.

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PLEASE NOTE: The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was created to explore American clean energy solutions that end our reliance on foreign oil and reduce carbon pollution.

The Select Committee was active during the 110th and 111th Congresses. This is an archived version of the website, to ensure that the public has ongoing access to the Select Committee record. This website, including external links, will not be updated after Jan. 3rd, 2010.

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