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.
Culminating the Energy and Commerce Committee’s extensive investigation into the Obama administration’s failed loan guarantee program, full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) authored the “No More Solyndras Act” to ensure taxpayers are never again stuck paying hundreds of millions of dollars because of the Obama administration’s or any future president’s risky bets.
H.J. Res. 37, A Resolution Disapproving the FCC’s Internet Rules In December 2010, the Federal Communications Commission issued Internet rules that stifle innovation, investments, and jobs.
H.R. 4273, the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act, introduced by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX, Mike Doyle (D-PA), Lee Terry (R-NE), Gene Green (D-TX), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), passed the House by voice vote on August 1, 2012.
H.R. 6190, introduced by Reps. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Mike Ross (D-AR), directs the EPA to allow the distribution of remaining inventories of the asthma inhaler known as Primatene Mist. For decades, this inhaler was sold without prescription but was banned from sale in the U.S. effective December 31, 2011. Background