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Public Engagement at FERC Act

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A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to establish an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy.

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05/25/2017Introduced in Senate

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05/25/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
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Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 05/25/2017
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 05/25/2017
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 05/25/2017
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 05/25/2017
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]* 05/25/2017
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 06/06/2017

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Senate Energy and Natural Resources05/25/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/25/2017)

Public Engagement at FERC Act

This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise and expand the Office of Public Participation in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and rename it as the Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy.

The office may participate in FERC proceedings on rates, service, and infrastructure siting to represent the interests of the public and issue guidance for potential improvements to industry and FERC practices.

Additionally, the office must establish a Public and Consumer Advocacy Advisory Committee to review rates, services, and disputes and make recommendations to the office.