Latta Votes On Resolutions To Protect Affordable And Reliable Electricity

Washington, – November 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), a Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, joined subcommittee colleagues Tuesday in approving two resolutions, H.J. Res 71 and H.J. Res 72. The resolutions, which Latta co-sponsored, disapprove of the two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants.

“At the direction of the President, the EPA has overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act while imposing unnecessary and costly regulation that will destroy jobs, threaten grid reliability and increase electricity prices,” said Rep. Latta. “As countless hardworking men and women in Ohio, and across the country are still struggling through a stagnant economy, families can ill-afford to bear the burdensome costs of the President’s reiteration of his failed cap and trade policy. These resolutions protect ratepayers and American jobs by ensuring states are not subjected to the EPA’s regulatory overreach.”

Introduced under the Congressional Review Act, the resolutions dictate the EPA may not issue the same or a substantially similar rule unless authorized by subsequent legislation

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