On Tuesday, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the nation’s nonpartisan grid overseer, issued a report raising serious concerns with the reliability impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. NERC warned that EPA’s proposed targets and deadlines are unachievable in the near-term, and forcing too many changes too fast could threaten the grid’s reliability.
Upton: “I am hopeful we’ll have an agreement by the end of the month”
Upton: “There’s no family that won’t be impacted by this.”
A recent report prepared by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that H.R. 2 promotes more honest budgeting, provides certainty for Medicare physicians, promotes higher quality care for seniors, and strengthens Medicare over the long term. Or as Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform writes in National Review Online, “H.R. 2 is a conservative Medicare-reform bill that conservative senators should support.”
Last week Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) led a bipartisan delegation to the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage site in the Nevada desert. Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Bob Latta (R-OH), Cresent Hardy (R-NV), Mark Amodei (R-NV), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined the tour to examine the repository, which was shuttered by the Obama administration in 2010. Rep.