Kaptur Holds First Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Hearing of 116th Congress
Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a public hearing to examine and stress the importance of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) investment in energy innovation. The hearing included a discussion of the changing nature of America’s energy demands, including past, present, and future energy trends. The Subcommittee heard testimony from energy experts representing a wide variety of sectors, offering valuable governmental, business, and global perspectives. The hearing will assist the Subcommittee as it prepares the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. The hearing can be viewed here.
“I’m so pleased that today’s hearing was productive, practical and useful for the Subcommittee,” said Rep. Kaptur. “I thank our incredible witnesses who took time out of their busy schedules to discuss the importance of investment in American energy innovation.”
“The way our country produces and invests in energy isn’t only important to the success of our economy and security of our homeland, it essential to sustaining life on Earth as we know it. Today, we took important steps to ensure that the Subcommittee has the information it needs to make wise investment decisions, ensuring Congress is prepared to put the health and longevity of our communities and planet first, increase funding for renewable energy programs and research, and vigorously defend our priceless natural resources from contamination and the increasing threats of climate change.”