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May 22, 2017

This special episode of More Power To You brings you Congressman Joe Barton's remarks at the United States Energy Association's 2017 Annual Membership Meeting and Public Policy Forum. The event was held at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C.

USEA presented Rep. Barton with its Annual Energy Award for his longtime contributions to the energy sector. Congressman Barton has served in Congress since 1985 and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Rep. Barton's comments span his three decades of service in Congress. As you might imagine, he shares some funny anecdotes about elected officials he's served with and covers topics ranging from the repeal of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978; where the U.S. ranks globally for electricity generation in different sectors; the prospects for Congress taking up a new energy bill; and his role in—and the impact of—Congress prohibiting EPA regulation of hydraulic fracturing and repealing the 40-year old crude oil export ban.

After Rep. Barton's remarks, the program continues with brief remarks from Tom Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, and Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of the American Gas Association.

Recorded May 4, 2017

Published May 22, 2017