It's hot FERC summer in D.C.
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America might not have an aristocracy, but The Dutchess still gets some air time in Congress.

On Wednesday, Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) used Fergie's "Fergalicious" and a Megan Thee Stallion reference while making an argument for his bill related to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, known as FERC.

Making a reference to "hot FERC summer," Casten launched into a new rendition of "Fergalicious," with accompanying visual aids, to help make his case.

"As climate activist Fergie would certainly say, the FERC-alicious definition is to make our planet cooler," he said, before launching into his spoken song. "Having a well air-conditioned home when it's 'hot, hot,' that's FERC-alicious, getting your electricity from the lowest cost reliable source — FERC-alicious — an electric transmission system that keeps everything from electric vehicles to steel mills running with zero-carbon electricity, FERC-alicious."

Fergie, Megan Thee Stallion, and Rep. Sean Casten
Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty images; Rich Fury/Getty images; Bill Clark/ getty images

He made an impassioned argument for transitioning to a clean energy economy and outlined how essential FERC is to that process. He then introduced the Right to Timely Rehearings at FERC Act, a bill to help speed up the timeline for rehearings related to commission's decisions.

Or is this all just a ploy to get us to sing "Fergalicious" while we pay our electric bill?

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