Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) introduced legislation (S.1342) on July 11 to amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the defense of the United States against cybersecurity and other threats and vulnerabilities. Congressman Bingaman also introduced legislation (S.1343) to provide for the conduct of an analysis of the impact of energy development and production on the water resources of the United States, and for other purposes.

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced a bill (S.1351) to promote the development, manufacturing, and use of advanced batteries, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.