House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced the committee will conduct its formal organizational meeting for the 113th Congress on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The meeting will include the adoption of Committee Rules and the formal appointment of Subcommittee leadership and member rosters.
"The January 22nd organizational meeting will officially commence committee business for the 113th Congress," said Chairman Upton. "I am proud of the work of our diverse and talented team and look forward to building on our bipartisan record of success of the last two years. We have many challenges ahead as we seek to create jobs and grow our economy. We will strive for a smaller, modernized government that is geared for the innovation era -- where obsolete programs are shed for fresh approaches that foster growth and advancement in all sectors of our economy. We also understand that Washington, in fact, does not know best, and the committee will stand up for families, communities, and successful civic initiatives that are working at the local and state level."
The agenda for the organizational meeting is as follows:
Adoption of the Committee Rules;
Appointment of Subcommittee Chairmen and Vice Chairmen;
Appointment of Subcommittee Ranking Members;
Appointment of Republican Members to Subcommittees; and,
Appointment of Democratic Members to Subcommittees.
Additional information on the proceedings, including any other legislative matters to be considered, will be posted here when available.