H.R. 702: Summary of a Bill to #LiftTheBan on Crude Oil Exports
H.R. 702: Bipartisan Bill to #LiftTheBan That Will Help Promote National Security and Energy Security
Authored by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)
BACKGROUND – H.R. 702, To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions
The ban on crude oil exports was put in place in 1975 in response to the Arab oil embargo. The export ban is a relic of the past that is harming our economy. The U.S. is now one of the leading producers of oil in the world, benefiting American workers and lowering the price...
E&C Through the Lens
An Inside Look Through the Lens of the Energy and Commerce Committee from July 2015
The Architecture of Abundance: Summary of Energy and Power Committee Print
The Architecture of Abundance
Summary of Energy and Power Committee Print
Title I – Modernizing and Protecting Infrastructure
Promotes Natural Gas Pipeline Development:
Reinforces the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the lead agency to recommend the scope of environmental review and establish a schedule, including a deadline for final decisions for interstate natural gas pipelines. Requires FERC to track, and make available on its website, information related to the review of applications requiring multiple federal authorizations.
Enhances Grid Security and Emergency Preparedness for Energy Supply...
21st Century Cures: Myth-Fact
"Woodcock said that drug-resistant infections have reached the level of a ‘societal crisis’ and that the bill would help spur the development of treatments for patients who might die of their infections otherwise. She said the standards of efficacy remain the same, although the tolerance for uncertainty about the risks and benefits of a treatment increases when there are no other options." – The Washington Post, July 10, 2015
"The 21st Century Cures Act does not reduce safety standards. Nothing could be further from the truth: the FDA’s...
H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015
The Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act, authored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), provides for the safe management and disposal of coal ash in a manner that preserves jobs and encourages recycling. The recycling and beneficial use of coal ash materials keeps utility costs low, provides for low-cost durable construction materials like concrete and roofing materials, and reduces waste. Estimates project this legislation will protect approximately 316,000 jobs.
H.R. 1734 utilizes the framework from bills in past Congresses by setting up enforceable state permit programs:
States will be authorized...
H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
H.R. 1599, authored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), provides clarity and uniformity for the labeling of food products containing genetically engineered plants or ingredients, seeking to eliminate confusion among consumers.
It affirms the current authority of the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to ensure the safety of genetically engineered plants used in food products.
The bill codifies FDA current practice regarding requirements for labeling of genetically engineered plant ingredients in food which...
Leading Conservative Voices Weigh In On #Cures2015
Prominent Thought Leaders Add to Chorus of Support
Ahead of the House vote on the 21st Century Cures Act TOMORROW, the chorus of support grows louder. The legislation has 230 co-sponsors and a number of leading conservative voices continue to share their support.
Americans for Tax Reform: “H.R. 6 puts forward regulatory reforms to the FDA and other agencies, as is designed to make it easier for new treatments and drugs to come online. Deregulation and cutting red tape should help accelerate good outcomes here. … H.R....