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Kuster Announces Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Assignments for 117th Congress

Concord, N.H. — Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her assignments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 117th Congress. The Committee has wide jurisdiction over critical issues including health care, energy, climate change, the environment, broadband and internet policy, as well as interstate and foreign commerce. Rep. Kuster will serve on the Health Subcommittee, Energy Subcommittee, and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Established in 1795, the Committee is the oldest continuous standing committee in the House of Representatives. Kuster also served on the Energy and Commerce Committee during the 116th Congress.

 

“The deadly COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to improve access to affordable, quality health care, strengthen our health care infrastructure, and expand access to broadband internet,” said Rep. Kuster. “I’m honored to continue serving on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I have the opportunity to lead the charge on developing forward-thinking legislative solutions to the problems facing our nation and addressing the critical issues that are most important to New Hampshire communities. I look forward to getting to work and delivering results for Granite Staters. We are committed to improving our health care system, ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, expanding access to broadband internet, and combating climate change and protecting our planet.”

 

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce areas of jurisdiction include:

 

•             Health care, including mental health and substance abuse

•             Health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid

•             Biomedical research and development

•             Food, drug, device, and cosmetic safety

•             Environmental protection

•             Clean air and climate change

•             Safe drinking water

•             Toxic chemicals and hazardous waste

•             National energy policy

•             Renewable energy and conservation

•             Nuclear facilities

•             Electronic communications and the internet

•             Broadcast and cable television

•             Privacy, cybersecurity, and data security

•             Consumer protection and product safety

•             Motor vehicle safety

•             Travel, tourism, and sports  

•             Interstate and foreign commerce

 

The Committee also oversees several federal departments and agencies, including:

 

•             Department of Health and Human Services

•             National Institutes of Health

•             Food and Drug Administration

•             Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

•             Indian Health Service

•             Environmental Protection Agency 

•             Department of Energy

•             Nuclear Regulatory Commission

•             Federal Energy Regulatory Commission   

•             Federal Communications Commission

•             Federal Trade Commission

•             Consumer Product Safety Commission

•             Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

•             Department of Commerce

•             Department of Transportation

•             Department of Homeland Security 

 

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