Monday, September 14, 2015

Energy Security Mark-up Hearing Announced

This evening the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced that they would be holding a markup hearing on Wednesday and Thursday for two energy related bills. Readers of this blog would probably be most interested in the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015, a bill that has not yet been introduced.

I do not intend to do a full analysis of this bill until it is introduced, but table of contents of the bill contains a listing of the bill’s sections that includes topics like:

Sec. 1104. Critical electric infrastructure security;
Sec. 1106. Cyber Sense; and
Sec. 3104. Collective energy security

A committee summary of the bill can be found here.

According to the draft version of the bill on the Committee web site Chairman Upton (R,MI) will be introducing this bill. This almost certainly ensures that it will be promptly reported out of Committee after this week’s two part hearing. I suspect that it would not, however, come to the floor until after October 1st. It will be interesting to see if Ranking Member Pallone (D,NJ) will be a co-sponsor of the bill.

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