The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401)
On July 26, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to provide for an honest accounting of the cost of EPA’s regulations. The legislation passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 249 to 169.
Numerous federal rules affect U.S. industries and the jobs they provide. Some rules increase reporting requirements, which means more time and money spent filling out paperwork. Other rules require industries to change the way they operate, retrofitting their facilities with new equipment or changing manufacturing processes. While these regulations are sometimes evaluated...
The Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910)
On April 7, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing a national energy tax in the form of carbon emission regulations. The legislation passed the house by a vote of 255 to 172.
The Energy Tax Prevention Act will prohibit the EPA from pursuing its climate change agenda for regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act; this will save countless jobs and protect our economy from the tens of billions of dollars such a regulatory tax would...
Repealing, Defunding, and Dismantling Obamacare
In addition to voting to repeal the president’s entire health care law, the Committee advanced several pieces of legislation that repeal, defund, and dismantle key components of the law.
In Section 1311(a) of the health care law, the Secretary of HHS is appropriated an unlimited tap on the U.S. Treasury to set up state-based exchanges without any further Congressional approval.
With the national debt above $15 trillion, we cannot afford to provide HHS with a blank check. H.R. 1213 repeals the unlimited funding; according to CBO,...