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#SubEnvironment to Hold Legislative Hearing on Transportation Fuels Discussion Draft


11.28.18

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), announced today a hearing for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act.”

#SubEnvironment will examine the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, a discussion draft led by Chairman John Shimkus and Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) to reshape federal transportation fuel policies.

“This draft legislation is the culmination of three stakeholder roundtables, five subcommittee hearings, and numerous other meetings this Congress,” said #SubEnvironment Chairman Shimkus. “By comprehensively approaching federal transportation fuel policies, the draft seeks to transition from the Renewable Fuel Standard to a performance-based high-octane standard for vehicles of the future, remove barriers that limit consumer choices at the pump, and bring greater certainty to the industries affected by those policies. I look forward to a constructive and productive dialogue on this discussion draft next week so our committee can continue to develop solutions that protect the environment and provide better value to consumers.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness testimony, and live webcast will be made available as they are posted on the committee’s website HERE.

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