The subcommittee examined H.R. 4345, the Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012. This legislation would provide liability protection for the storage of fuels, use of equipment, and sales of fuels when fuels are used appropriately. There are currently no consistent standards or regulatory protections for the sale of all fuels.
The hearing allowed members of the subcommittee to hear from the administration and stakeholders on the current state of the American manufacturing sector. Members and witnesses discussessed manufacturing employment trends and examined avenues for growth.