House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency of Utility Rates for American Taxpayers

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency of Utility Rates for American Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2018 – (RealEstateRama) — The House passed H.R. 2371, the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), the bill establishes a pilot project to increase the transparency of the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) costs, rates, and other financial and operational dealings for utility ratepayers and taxpayers.

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“For far too long, WAPA has demonstrated an outright lack of transparency and accountability with regards to costs, rates and expenditures,” Rep. Gosar stated. “I am proud to announce that with the bipartisan passage of my bill, the Western Area Power Transparency Act, this unbridled agency’s days of bureaucratic secrecy are over. From this day forward, WAPA will no longer be allowed to rack up millions of dollars in wasteful expenses with the expectation that the American people will foot the bill.”

“WAPA’s customers deserve to know where their money is being spent,” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) stated. “This bipartisan bill will increase agency transparency, and afford ratepayers with the confidence that they are not absorbing unnecessary costs in their electricity bills.”

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The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 44 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats. Learn more about Chairman Bishop and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.

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