Long named to three energy and commerce subcommittees starting next month

Posted on December 4, 2014 08:40 am CST

Springfield News-Leader

U.S. Rep. Billy Long has been named to three subcommittees for the 114th Congress, which begins in January.

Long announced on Wednesday that House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton named him to the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, the Energy and Power Subcommittee and the Health Subcommittee.

"The Energy and Commerce Committee will look to build on the committee's record of success in the 114th Congress, and I am ready to help accomplish this goal with my new subcommittee assignments," Long said in a news release. "The Communications and Technology, Energy and Power, and Health Subcommittees cover a large majority of the full committee's policy jurisdiction, and I look forward to having a hand in crafting major legislation beginning at the ground floor.

"It is important that we are looking at new technologies and advancements available in the telecommunications, energy and health care arenas and how they can help spur economic growth and job creation."

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over the nation's telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy and interstate and foreign commerce, according to the release.

The committee is responsible for reviewing the programs of the departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Commerce and Transportation, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission.


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