Full Committee Hearing To Consider Pending Legislation

July 28, 2022
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10:00 am in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

  • S. 3145, to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes (Cassidy, Kennedy, Inhofe, Rubio, Scott);
  • S. 3543, to support research, development, and other activities to develop innovative vehicle technologies, and for other purposes (Peters, Hagerty, Stabenow);
  • S. 3719, to establish the Southwestern Power Administration Fund, and for other purposes (Moran, Marshall);
  • S. 3740, to provide for a comprehensive and integrative program to accelerate microelectronics research and development at the Department of Energy, and for other purposes (Kelly, Blackburn);
  • S. 3769, to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to improve the weatherization assistance program, and for other purposes (Reed, Collins, Coons, Shaheen);
  • S. 3856, to prohibit the importation of uranium from the Russian Federation (Barrasso, Lummis, Marshall, Cramer, Hoeven, Capito, Rubio);
  • S. 4038, to increase the production and use of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, and for other purposes (Barrasso, Feinstein, Cassidy, Lujan, Daines);
  • S. 4061, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to modify the definition of water heater under energy conservation standards, and for other purposes (Stabenow, Blackburn, Hirono);
  • S. 4066, to amend the Energy Act of 2020 to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to accelerate the availability of commercially produced high-assay, low-enriched uranium in the United States and to make high-assay, low-enriched uranium produced from Department of Energy inventories available for use in advanced nuclear reactors, and for other purposes (Barrasso);
  • S. 4280, to require the Secretary of Energy to remove carbon dioxide directly from ambient air or seawater, and for other purposes (Coons, Whitehouse)

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. John Barrasso

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Kathryn Huff

    Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mr. Mike Wech

    Administrator and Chief Executive Officer
    Southwestern Power Administration
  • Ms. Kelly Speakes-Backman

    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mr. Matt Leuck

    Technical Services Manager
    Neste, U.S.
  • Mr. Jeff Navin

    Director of External Affairs