House Passes Gosar, Bridenstine, Yoho Amendment Limiting Frivolous and Costly Environmental Lawsuits
U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after joining House colleagues Representatives Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) in passing an amendment that will limit frivolous lawsuits and exorbitant payouts to lawyers that challenge energy projects which have already gone through the environmental process and been issued permits and subsequently attached the amendment to H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act
Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted to pass a comprehensive energy bill and two resolutions disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan for new and existing power plants. The House passed these bills to support American energy and power our economy, all while President Obama is in Paris at the U.N. summit promoting his radical climate change agenda that would harm the U.S. economy
Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced that Massachusetts has been awarded $63.7 million by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and State Conservationist Terry Cosby of the United States Department of Agriculture toured Wood County farms to learn about various practices utilized to improve conservation and water management in farming
Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) led the U.S. House of Representatives to pass S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act on Monday. The bill, which helps smaller and rural communities deal with the technical and financial challenges of regulations under the Safe Water Drinking Act, passed by voice vote.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of their initial strategic plan to assess risks associated with algal toxins in public drinking water as required under legislation authored by Rep. Latta, H.R. 212, The Drinking Water Protection Act:
U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) and upheld the agreements codified by the Congressman’s legislation, H.R. 4924 , the Bill Williams Water Rights Settlement Act, Public Law No: 113-223, paving the way for the settlement of certain claims within the Bill Williams River Watershed among the Hualapai Tribe, the United States, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and Freeport-McMoRan
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement after a meeting today with the Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who announced that the EPA will audit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) drinking water program. Congressman Kildee previously called for a full review of the water problems in Flint.
Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that Michigan City will receive $602,943 under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG program aims to develop communities by supporting decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities
Pallone Applauds Successful Interior Department Lease Sale for Wind Energy Development Off of New...
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the Department of the Interior’s announcement that it has awarded two leases for commercial wind energy development of 343,833 acres off of the New Jersey coast
Congressman Frank Guinta voted for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015, saying the six-year funding authorization would allow the Granite State to begin long-awaited infrastructure projects
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), voted in favor of HR 22, the DRIVE Act. The bill creates long-term transportation infrastructure funding through the Highway Trust Fund, which provides a large percentage of the money for infrastructure projects across the nation and Connecticut including bridges, highways, and rail lines. The bill passed by a vote of 371-54
Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the passage of the highway bill, a multi-year surface transportation bill that reauthorizes and reforms federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. The legislation was advanced by the House by a strong 363-64 bipartisan vote.
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the first comprehensive federal transportation planning bill since 2009. The bill makes investments in infrastructure including highways, transit programs, and roadway safety and makes significant streamlining reforms to the current environmental review system that is often duplicative and overly burdensome.
U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3946, the Protecting Local Communities from Executive Overreach Act, legislation which updates the 1906 Antiquities Act in order to protect property rights, water rights and jobs from presidential abuse of the Antiquities Act
Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] cosponsored the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Act of 2015 (H.R. 499) to allow local governments to more easily access private funds for waste water and water infrastructure projects. Specifically, the bill would provide parity for waste water and water infrastructure projects funded with Public Activity Bonds (PAB) by uncapping the amount that municipalities can issue.
Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) released the following statement applauding Lance Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh of Fayette County for his advocacy for our nation’s veterans. Brandon will be living homeless in the streets of Uniontown for the entire month of November. He will be basing himself at George Marshall Memorial Park, which is located at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Main Street in Uniontown.
Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, signed on as a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation, H.R. 223, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015, which will help protect the Great Lakes by authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for Fiscal Year 2016-Fiscal Year 2020 at $300 million annually.
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