Dr. Bucshon to Serve on House Energy and Commerce Committee
Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician from Southern Indiana, was selected to serve as a member of the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 114th Congress.
Dr. Bucshon released the following statement:
“I’m honored to be selected by my colleagues to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 114th Congress,” said Bucshon. “I look forward to working with Chairman Upton and the rest of the committee to advance sound policy related to healthcare, energy, and telecommunications. With my first-hand experience as a physician; the importance of the Hoosier coal industry to our low-cost energy and economic vitality; Indiana’s robust and growing manufacturing sector, and the critical need to improve our broadband capabilities for education, business, industry, and rural development, this appointment offers me a platform to advocate for issues of key importance to our district, state, and country. I’m excited to get to work.”
Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) stated:
"We have a great team in place and I am excited to welcome Dr. Bucshon to the Energy and Commerce Committee,” said Upton. “Dr. Bucshon’s background in medicine and his experience representing an energy-rich district adds a unique strengths and perspective that will help further our bipartisan record of success in the new Congress. We are going to hit the ground running next year as we continue our efforts to create jobs, promote life-saving cures, unleash America’s energy abundance, protect families, and foster growth in this new era of innovation. I’m happy to have Dr. Bucshon as a part of that effort.”
The Committee on Energy and Commerce, the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, is vested with the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee. Today it has responsibility for the nation's telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. It oversees multiple cabinet-level Departments and independent agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Transportation, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Communications Commission. Find out more here – www.energycommerce.house.gov.