Subcommittee Hearing: Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars and Corporate Welfare in the Oil and Gas Industry

Oversight and Investigations Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Time: 01:00 PM Presiding: Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.)

On Wednesday, May 19, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led by Chair Katie Porter (D-Calif.), will hold a virtual, fully remote oversight hearing on taxpayer benefits given to the oil and gas industry, what economic gains the public does or does not get in exchange for those benefits, and the accuracy of industry claims about job creation and job retention. 

Witnesses include:

  • Laura Zachary (testimony)
    Co-Director, Apogee Economics & Policy
  • Michael Patrick Smith (testimony)
    Author and former oil field worker
  • Tim Stretton (testimony)
    Policy Analyst, Project on Government Oversight
  • Alex Epstein minority witness (testimony)
    Center for Industrial Progress

The following people were invited to testify, but declined:

  • Richard E. Muncrief
    President and CEO
    Devon Energy Corporation
  • William R. Thomas
    Chairman and CEO
    EOG Resources, Inc.
  • Darren W. Woods
    Chairman and CEO
    ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Kathleen Sgamma
    Western Energy Alliance
  • Tripp Parks
    Vice President of Government Affairs
    Western Energy Alliance