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The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has jurisdiction over matters related to energy and nuclear waste policy, territorial policy, native Hawaiian matters, and public lands.


Its roots go back to the Committee on Public Lands, created in 1816. This committee was renamed the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys in 1921, and then, upon merger with the Committee on Indian Affairs, the Committee on Territorial and Insular Affairs, the Committee on Mines and Mining, and the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation in 1946, became the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. In 1977, it became the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs were removed from its jurisdiction into its own committee.

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Members, 111th Congress

The Committee is chaired by Democrat Jeff Bingaman, of New Mexico, and the Ranking Minority Member is Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Majority Minority

Source: 2009 Congressional Record, Vol. 155, Page S729 -730

Subcommittees

The Energy Committee operates with 4 subcommittees.

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Minority Member
Energy Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Jim Risch (R-ID)
National Parks Mark Udall (D-CO) Richard Burr (R-NC)
Public Lands and Forests Ron Wyden (D-OR) John Barrasso (R-WY)
Water and Power Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Sam Brownback (R-KS)

Chairmen

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Committee on Public Lands, 1816-1921

Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, 1921-1947

Committee on Public Lands, 1947-1948

Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 1948-1977

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 1977-present

References

  1. ^ Bernie Sanders is an Independent, but caucuses with Democrats on the committee.

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See also


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