On May 15, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey introduced H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (the “Waxman-Markey Bill” or the “Bill”). The Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Bill on May 21, 2009. Eight other House panels, including Financial Services, have jurisdiction to review the Bill. The Waxman-Markey Bill comprehensively addresses a broad range of issues relating to energy and climate change policy.