Capital Building

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Energy resources and development, including renewable energies; nuclear energy; Indian affairs; public lands; water resources


National energy policy, including emergency preparedness; nuclear waste; privatization of federal assets; territorial policy; native Hawaiian matters; nuclear and non-nuclear energy commercialization; federal energy conservation programs; oil and natural gas regulation; strategic petroleum reserves; oil, gas, and coal production and distribution; National Park System; national recreation areas; national monuments and historic preservation; Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Services; irrigation

Committee Leadership

Chair Lisa Murkowski (R - AK)
Ranking Mem. Maria Cantwell (D - WA)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


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