Daniel Tellez 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Russ Fulcher (R-ID) has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 118th Congress.

Rep. Fulcher commented on his appointment: “I am honored to join the House Energy and Commerce Committee and continue my work to promote American energy independence, economic growth, competition in the healthcare sector, and resilient cybersecurity systems. My home state plays a leading role in energy development and job growth, and I look forward to lending a voice to the Idaho as we pursue an all-of-the-above energy agenda and policies that support our free enterprise system.”

House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers added: “I am excited and proud to welcome Rep. Fulcher to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. We will be at the forefront of House Republicans’ efforts to restore public trust in representative government. Americans have elected us to hold the line against Biden’s agenda. They want a different path, one that promotes free markets, innovation, free speech, and individual freedom. We stand ready to plow the hard ground necessary to legislate, hold the Biden administration accountable, and restore American leadership.”

The Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues, including energy, healthcare, commerce, cybersecurity, and telecommunications. The Committee also provides oversight for independent agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).