Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) was again appointed to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Energy and Power Subcommittee this morning at the committee's organizational meeting. The Energy and Power Subcommittee oversees national energy policy including the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Congressman Pitts previously served on the Energy and Power Subcommittee from 2009 to 2010. He will continue to chair the Health Subcommittee and serve on the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee.
Congressman Pitts' statement follows:
"In the coming years, we have the opportunity to make the United States energy independent. For too long, we've relied on foreign nations in unstable portions of the world for the energy that keeps our economy running. As I rejoin the Energy and Power Subcommittee, I want to work to make energy independence a reality.
"Pennsylvania is especially rich in energy resources: natural gas, coal, wind and hydroelectric. We need to develop all of these if we want our nation to be self-reliant. Energy independence will help us create a strong economy and a more secure nation."