2018-04-11

Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Electric Infrastructure (video)

Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Electric Infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), announced April 4, that the previously postponed hearing entitled, “Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Electric Infrastructure,” would be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. More information on the hearing can be found here.

Congressional Committee Background Memo (pdf) (embed below):

WITNESSES:

Mr. Charles R. Alexander
Director, Contingency Operations and Homeland Security Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Witness Statement (pdf); Witness Invitation (pdf); Truth in Testimony and CV (pdf).

Mr. Jeffrey Byard
Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Witness Statement (pdf); Witness Invitation (pdf); Truth in Testimony and CV (pdf).

Mr. Gene Shlatz
Director, Navigant Consulting
Witness Statement (pdf); Witness Invitation (pdf); Truth in Testimony and CV (pdf).

Mr. Carols D. Torres
Power Restoration Coordinator, Edison Electric Institute
Witness Statement (pdf); Witness Invitation (pdf); Truth in Testimony and CV (pdf).

The Honorable Bruce J. Walker
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy
Witness Statement (pdf); Witness Invitation (pdf); Truth in Testimony and CV (pdf).

The Energy and Commerce Committee has held three prior hearings on the series of hurricanes:
A bipartisan delegation of committee members toured Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in early December of last year. On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, President Donald Trump's homeland security advisor, Tom Bossert, resigned.
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