Yesterday, Congressman Fred Upton (MI-6) shared insights on Congressional actions and the legislative outlook for 2018. As Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and the sponsor of House bill 3050 (H.R. 3050), the “Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017” which passed the House last summer, Congressman Upton has championed the critical role of State Energy Offices in designing and implementing energy security planning. Chairman Upton noted his visits to states and territories affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, underscoring the importance of reliable and affordable energy sources in disaster resiliency. Key features of H.R. 3050 include the reauthorization of the State Energy Program and strategies to enable states to create stronger, more resilient energy systems. State representatives thanked Chairman Upton for his dedication to energy resiliency and the work he has done advancing its cause in Congress.