H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011, removes the regulatory uncertainty surrounding EPA’s current and future regulation of rural dust. The legislation passed the House on December 8, 2011 by a bipartisan vote of 268 to 150. H.R. 1633 would:
The Protect Life Act, authored by Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), respects the will of the majority of Americans and prohibits federal funding of abortions and abortion coverage under President Obama’s health care law. The bill also provides conscience protection for health care professionals and ensures that private insurance companies are not forced to cover abortion.
On October 14, 2011 the House passed this bipartisan legislation to provide for the safe management and disposal of coal ash in a way that preserves jobs and encourages recycling. This legislation was also included in H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012.
To protect jobs and guard against harmful regulation, the House approved H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act. The bipartisan measure passed the House on October 13, 2011, by a vote of 275 to 142.
To protect thousands of American jobs and preserve domestic cement manufacturing, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act. The measure passed the House on October 6, 2011, with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 262 to 161.
Through the American Energy Initiative, Congress is pursuing a series of sensible energy reforms designed to increase the production of American-made energy, which will bring down costs, create jobs, and make America more secure and energy independent. As part of that effort, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) authored H.R.