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Protecting the Electric Grid: H.R.____, the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense Act

May 31, 2011

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a scheduled hearing on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Protecting the Electric Grid: H.R.____, the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense Act.”

Background Information

Background Memo

Discussion Draft

Opening Statement from Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield
Opening Statement from Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton

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Witness List

Panel I

The Honorable Trent Franks
Arizona 2nd District
U.S. House of Representatives
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony Form)

The Honorable James Langevin
Rhode Island's 2nd District
U.S. House of Representative
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel II

The Honorable Patricia A. Hoffman
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
U.S. Department of Energy
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony Form)

The Honorable Paul N. Stockton
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Joseph H. McClelland
Director, Office of Electric Reliability
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel III 

Mr. Gerry Cauley
President and CEO
North American Electric Reliability Corp.
Witness Testimony (Witness Testimony)

Mr. Barry Lawson
Associate Director, Power Delivery & Reliability
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assoc.
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony)

Mr. Franklin D. Kramer
Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony Form)

 


U.S. Representative Fred Upton

U.S. Representative Joe L. Barton

Congressman Fred Upton has represented the commonsense values of southwest Michigan since 1987. In 2010, Fred was selected by his House colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Read More»;