Congress Countdown: Conserving Energy

Despite robust Republican oversight and investigations, possible appropriations action, and an active suite of agenda-setting legislative proposals, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act are expected to remain largely intact.

Republicans will likely:

  • Use oversight and investigations to challenge administration officials and agency leadership on climate, environment, energy security and supply chain/China matters.
  • Attempt to utilize the Congressional Review Act to repeal eligible regulations.
  • Seek to use the appropriations process to restrict implementation of ESG and climate financial disclosure measures.
  • Focus on energy security and affordability themes to bolster fossil fuel interests and cast enacted climate and energy measures to their advantage before the 2024 election.