Murkowski and Upton applaud House action on Energy Policy Modernization Act

Published on June 01, 2016 by Jessica Limardo

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) commended the House of Representatives on Friday for the appointment of conferees and conferences on the Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012.

“Today’s naming of conferees by the House is an important milestone in our efforts to craft a broad, bipartisan bill – and a critical step forward to reconciling differences between the House and Senate bills,” Murkowski said. “I’m confident the conference process will lead to a good bill that finally allows our energy and resource policies to build upon changes that have occurred over the past decade.”

The action is the most recent update for Murkowski’s energy bill. It includes provisions from 80 Senate members.

“The script has been flipped on our energy abundance, and it’s about time our policies caught up,” Chairman Upton said. “While we’ve got our work cut out for us, conferencing with the Senate marks an important milestone. This effort is about jobs. It’s about keeping energy affordable. It’s about boosting our energy security, here and across the globe. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate and my friends across the aisle to enact meaningful reforms that truly make a difference for folks in Michigan and across the country.”