Capital Building

House Committee On Energy and Commerce

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health and research, energy policy, interstate and foreign commerce


Manufacturing; travel and tourism; internet regulation; consumer protection; personal information privacy; climate change; air and water pollution and quality; disposal of waste; health insurance company practices; Medicare and Medicaid; prescription drugs; bioterrorism

Areas of Oversight

Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Commerce, Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Food and Drug Administration; Federal Communications Commission

Committee Leadership

Chair Greg Walden (R - OR)
Ranking Mem. Frank Pallone (D - NJ)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


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