House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to investigate the causes of the winter storm power outages in the state of Texas.
Pelosi told reporters “I believe that the Energy and Commerce Committee will be taking up some form of, when I say, investigation, I mean, a look into it to see how things could have turned out better and will turn out better in the future.”
She continued “my daughter’s home has no water, pipes are breaking all over because of the cold. Again, they can handle it, but a lot of people can’t. For my family, it’s one thing. But for people who don’t have so many options, it’s just heartbreaking.”
“It’s a question of needing water and food and energy and vaccines and the rest. We really have to be on top of that and hope that there would be some preparation for the future,” Pelosi also said.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. said confirmed an investigation into the roots of the crisis is coming, saying “I also want to stress that this committee will investigate the Texas crisis further and we’ll see what other action we have to take.”
“Ultimately, this episode underscores the importance of prioritizing clean and resilient energy infrastructure,” he added.