Senator Maria Cantwell to Chair Energy Subcommittee

On February 18, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee announced that Sen. Maria Cantwell (D–Wash.) will again chair the Subcommittee on Energy, as she did in the 111th Congress. “America must lead the transition to a clean energy economy,” Cantwell said in a statement released by the Committee. “Clean energy is the largest market opportunity of the 21st century and one of the most promising avenues for creating jobs and fueling our economic recovery. Energy issues are at the heart of many of America’s most pressing economic, environmental, and national security challenges. As chair of the Energy Subcommittee, I look forward to working with my colleagues to move forward on America’s energy future and to capture the great economic opportunity before us.”