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Upton introduces Pipeline Safety Act of 2019 to better protect nation’s pipeline infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today introduced H.R. 4700, the Pipeline Safety Act of 2019, to reauthorize the nation’s pipeline safety program for two years and provide the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the states with additional resources and new authorities to accelerate the hiring of pipeline inspectors. The legislation aims to better...

Upton: Democrats need to stop playing politics with our nation’s pipeline safety

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Published by: Roll Call By: Fred Upton OPINION — In 2012, as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I worked with my good friend and fellow Michigander, the late Rep. John Dingell, to reauthorize our nation’s pipeline safety laws. This was in response to a pipeline burst that spilled 20,000 barrels of oil into the Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River near my district. I...

We need to reauthorize the nation's pipeline safety law

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Click here to read the op-ed in the Washington Times. Before I was elected to Congress in 1986, I worked for President Reagan and learned the importance of finding bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing the nation. President Reagan worked across the aisle with the Democrats who held the House throughout his entire presidency. He always fought for what was right — regardless the party. And w...

Upton and Walden Statement on Full Committee Passage of Energy Bills

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Energy Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement on the passage of energy bills through the Energy and Commerce Committee. "These bills reflect this Committee’s commitment to strengthening energy delivery, security, and reliability for Americans. We are advancing legis...

Upton’s opening remarks on cybersecurity threats to the electric grid

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Keeping The Lights On: Addressing Cyber Threats To The Grid.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Today’s hearing continues the Subcommittee’s ongoing oversight of cybersecurity threats to the electric grid. While this is the first hearing specif...

Upton’s opening remarks at Markup on “H.R. 3432, the Safer Pipelines Act of 2019”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy markup on “H.R. 3432, the Safer Pipelines Act of 2019.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Today we are marking up the Majority’s bill, H.R. 3432, the “Safer Pipelines Act of 2019.” As I expressed at the legislative hearing last wee...

Upton’s opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Legislative Solutions to Make Our Nation’s Pipelines Safer.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing to continue our work on pipeline safety reauthorization. Pipeline safety has always been one of my h...

Upton’s opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Oversight of FERC: Ensuring Its Actions Benefit Consumers and the Environment.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing to examine FERC’s budget and priorities for fiscal year 2020. I would also like ...

Upton’s Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Markup of 10 Energy Bills

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy markup of 10 energy related bills. “Today’s markup will cover ten bills. Six of these address energy workforce and energy efficiency programs at the Department of Energy, and four address the Department’s energy cybersecurity and emergency programs. I am pleased to s...

Upton Statement after Energy Subcommittee Passes Bipartisan Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after the Subcommittee on Energy favorably reported to the full committee his bill, H.R. 370, the Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act. “This is important legislation that will strengthen the Department of Energy’s ability to respond to physical and cyber-threats to our nation’s...

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