This committee is responsible for legislation concerning the energy, gas, electric, and other related industry areas. It is also responsible for the rules and regulations concerning the telecommunications industry.
The Natural Resources and the Environment Committee addresses issues such as energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic reserves and standards; public lands and their renewable resources; surface mining, coal, oil, gas, and other mineral leasing; and water resources.
The Committee on Transportation has general jurisdiction over issues relate to highway safety, regulation of intrastate common carriers including railroads, buses, trucks, vessels, pipelines, and civil aviation. Also included is jurisdiction on issues to inland waterways and any other means of transportation.