H.R. 2218 RETAINS THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES USED TO CRAFT THE ORIGINAL MCKINLEY BILL (H.R. 2273 in the 112th Congress):
H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, addresses Obamacare’s broken promise to help those with pre-existing conditions by redirecting the law’s slush fund money, which has gone toward implementation of Obamacare’s core structure, to help sick patients.
H.R. 1582 would provide that before the Environmental Protection Agency finalizes an energy-related rule costing more than $1 billion, the agency must submit a report to Congress detailing certain cost, energy price, and job impacts, and the Secretary of Energy must make additional energy and economic determinations with respect to the rule.
The Keystone XL pipeline is a $7 billion private-sector infrastructure project that will bring thousands of jobs and greater energy security to America, but this landmark jobs and energy project has been tied up in regulatory review for over four years. While President Obama has not yet approved the project, even with the Presidential Permit, construction of the pipeline will likely be further delayed due to additional regulatory hurdles and legal challenges.
In the effort to avert across-the-board cuts to the nation’s armed forces and key priorities, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has identified nearly $100 billion in savings over the next decade as part of the Spending Reduction Act of 2012, (H.R. 6684).
Title I of the bill, the Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), will protect American jobs and support U.S. energy production by prohibiting the Secretary of the Interior from issuing new rules or regulations that will adversely impact mining jobs and our economy.