Department of Energy Organization Act, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 4263 to Establish a Department of Energy in the Executive Branch by the Reorganization of Energy Functions Within the Federal Government in Order to Secure Effective Management to Assure a Coordinated National Energy Policy and for Other Purposes, March 28, 29; April 5, 6, 18, and 19, 1977   [open pdf - 136MB]

This document contains the March 28, 29; April 5, 6, 18, and 19, 1977 hearings titled "Department of Energy Organization Act," held before the House Committee on Government Operations. From the opening statement of Jack Brooks: "Today we begin our hearings on legislation to create a Department of Energy, recommended to Congress by the President. There is great interest in this matter; and thus far, the legislation has 93 cosponsors in the House. The bill, II.R. 4263, will create a new executive department called the Department of Energy and transfer into the Department the functions now carried out by the Federal Energy Administration, the Energy Research and Development Administration, and the Federal Power Commission, among others. The agencies named will then be abolished." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carl E. Bagge, Harry Breithaupt, Jr., Jack Brooks, Clarence J. Brown, David Cohen, Herbert B. Cohn, John D. Dingell, Walter Flowers, James F. Flug, Frank N. Ikard, Vernon T. Jones, Jeffrey W. Knight, Ruth Kobell, Mike McCormack, Robert C. McDiarmid, John F. O'Leary, Richard L. Ottinger, Robert D. Partridge, Alex Radin, Paul E. Reichardt, Walter E. Rogers, James R. Schlesinger, Steven V. Sklar, J. R. Snyder, Elmer B. Staats, Gregory A. Thomas, Morris K. Udall, Charles F. Wheatley, and John W. Wydler.

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