United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has jurisdiction over matters related to energy and nuclear waste policy, territorial policy, native Hawaiian matters, and public lands.

Its roots go back to the Committee on Interior and Insulars Affair. In 1977, it became the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs were removed from its jurisdiction into its own committee.

Jurisdiction[edit]

In accordance of Rule XXV of the United States Senate, all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects is referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:

  1. Coal production, distribution, and utilization;
  2. Energy policy;
  3. Energy regulation and conservation;
  4. Energy related aspects of deepwater ports;
  5. Energy research and development;
  6. Extraction of minerals from oceans and Outer Continental Shelf lands;
  7. Hydroelectric power, irrigation, and reclamation;
  8. Mining education and research;
  9. Mining, mineral lands, mining claims, and mineral conservation;
  10. National parks, recreation areas, wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, historical sites, military parks and battlefields, and on the public domain, preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest;
  11. Naval petroleum reserves in Alaska;
  12. Nonmilitary development of nuclear energy;
  13. Oil and gas production and distribution;
  14. Public lands and forests, including farming and grazing thereon, and mineral extraction therefrom;
  15. Solar energy systems; and,
  16. Territorial possessions of the United States, including trusteeships.

The Committee is also charged to "study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to energy and resources development, and report thereon from time to time."[1]

Members, 116th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Members, 115th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority
Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Energy Cory Gardner (R-CO) Joe Manchin (D-WV)
National Parks Steve Daines (R-MT) Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Public Lands, Forests and Mining Mike Lee (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Water and Power Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Angus King (I-ME)

Source [3]

Subcommittees[edit]

The Energy Committee has four subcommittees:

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Energy Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
National Parks Steve Daines (R-MT) Angus King (I-ME)
Public Lands, Forests and Mining Mike Lee (R-UT) Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Water and Power Martha McSally (R-AZ) Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)

Chairpersons[edit]

Committee on Public Lands, 1816–1921[edit]

Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, 1921–1947[edit]

Committee on Public Lands, 1947–1948[edit]

Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 1948–1977[edit]

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 1977–present[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.rules.senate.gov/rules-of-the-senate
  2. ^ a b c d Sens. Sanders and King are independent, but caucus with Democrats.
  3. ^ "U.S. Senate: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources". www.senate.gov. Retrieved January 8, 2017.

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