Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, both of which have jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sent a letter along with Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith concerning the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to the Governors and Attorneys General of all 50 states.
Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) released the following statement regarding H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act, that passed the House today on a 247-180 vote. As background, in 2014 the EPA proposed a "Clean Power Plan" rule that requires each state to submit federally enforceable carbon dioxide goals for their electricity generation systems and increases Tennessee Valley utility costs by another 9.4% by 2020. The Ratepayer Protection Act blocks the EPA's Clean Power Plan rule.
Last night, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) offered two amendments to the FY16 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Act, which sought to eliminate federal government subsidies of Amtrak, thus forcing Amtrak to operate in the black. The Congressional Research Service reports that, from 1971 to 2015, federal Amtrak subsidies totaled $78 billion (in constant 2015 dollars). In Fiscal Year 2014, Amtrak had a net loss of $1.1 billion. The House voted on Brooks’ amendments this afternoon and they were not adopted
Congressman Byrne’s amendment would eliminate all funding for the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program. The program funds research and development of “clean-energy” technologies. Congressman Byrne believes the program to be unnecessary government influence in the free market and a waste of taxpayer dollars
WASHINGTON, DC - February 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-6) said that more jobs and more private-sector investment, not more failed government programs, are what's needed to help struggling homeowners.