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#SubEnvironment and #SubDCCP to hold Joint Hearing on CAFE and GHG Standards


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), has scheduled a joint hearing for Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles.”

#SubEnvironment and #SubDCCP will examine the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Members will seek to examine the impact these standards have on economic growth, innovation, job creation and consumer choices. Additionally, the subcommittees will consider the status of economic projections and assumptions used to develop the CAFE/GHG standards, and the uniformity of these standards under the One National Program.

“We must ensure that these standards do not have an adverse impact on consumers and the choices they make when it comes to purchasing a vehicle,” said Shimkus and Latta. “Next week’s hearing will provide us an opportunity to hear from industry on how the multiple federal and state programs dealing with fuel economy standards impact the automotive industry and consumer choice. As motor vehicles continue to become more efficient, we must ensure the efforts undertaken by industry benefit consumers. We look forward to hearing how the NHTSA and EPA programs operate and where we can promote consistency under the One National Program.”

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

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