Dec 6, 2012
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced his subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress. Latta will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, where he will serve as Vice Chair.
“During this challenging and critical point in our country, I appreciate the opportunity to serve on these subcommittees and thank Chairman Upton (R-MI) for entrusting me with this responsibility. The nation’s economy and job creation remains my top priority and I will work to identify a path forward that will grow our economy, unleash domestic energy, stimulate innovation, and get Americans back to work.”
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is one of the longest standing legislative committees in the U.S. House of Representatives and has wide jurisdiction on legislative matters, including telecommunications, consumer protection, energy policy, health care, and interstate and foreign commerce. It has oversight of various independent agencies, including the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission.