Celebrate the Clean Air Act Anniversary by Cosponsoring the BREATHE Act!

From: The Honorable Jared Polis Sent By: courtney.krause@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1154 Date: 11/15/2013 Cosponsor the BREATHE Act, H.R. 1154 Dear Colleague: Twenty-three years ago today, November 15, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law important amendments to strengthen the Clean Air Act. As President Bush said, these amendments curbed emissions of toxic chemicals […]

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Ensure Energy Star Windows Remain Affordable

From: The Honorable Peter Welch Sent By: jake.oster@mail.house.gov Date: 11/14/2013 Dear Colleague, ENERGY STAR has been a successful government program. ENERGY STAR standards have pushed countless products to be energy efficient and saved consumers on energy bills. The success of ENERGY STAR has built upon careful balance between energy efficient technologies and affordability. EPA is […]

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AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 1900-Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

From: The Committee on Rules Sent By: karas.pattison@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1900 Date: 11/14/2013 November 14, 2013 AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 1900 – Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act Dear Colleague: The Committee on Rules may meet the week of November 18th to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of […]

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Learn about HFCs, a super pollutant, and the Montreal Protocol 11/13 at 1:30PM

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: lumay.wang@mail.house.gov Date: 11/12/2013 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS AND SUPER POLLUTANTS TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 13 1:30-2:30pm Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188 Speakers: Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development Kevin Fay, Special Counsel, Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy David Doniger, Policy Director, […]

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Support Job Creation at Home – Cosponsor the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act

From: The Honorable Gene Green Sent By: Sergio.Espinosa@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2791 Date: 11/12/2013 Support ‘Reshoring’ and Job Creation at Home – Stop Electronic Waste Dumping on Developing Nations Co-sponsor H.R. 2791, the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act Cosponsors: G. Green, M. Thompson, Coffman, McCaul, Slaughter, Stivers, Ruppersberger, S. Brooks, F. Wilson, Benishek, Nugent Dear Colleague, Today, […]

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BIPARTISAN: National Entrepreneurs Day

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: kate.lyon@mail.house.gov Date: 10/21/2013 Dear Colleague, I invite you to cosponsor this resolution recognizing the third Tuesday of every November as National Entrepreneurs’ Day. The spirit of entrepreneurship in America is stronger than ever: Over the last two decades, small business openings have accounted for 40% of new […]

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Call for More Energy Savings in Federal Buildings and Reducing the Federal Utility Bill

From: The Honorable Peter Welch Sent By: jake.oster@mail.house.gov Date: 10/21/2013 Current Signers: Barrow, Blackburn, Blumenauer, Capps, Cartwright, Coffman,Connolly, Eshoo, Fincher, Gibson, Gingrey, Gosar, Guthrie, Hanna, Huffman, Hultgren, Kinzinger, Kuster, Lee, Lofgren, Lowenthal, McKinley, Moran, Mulvaney, Owens, Pascrell, Peters, Pocan, Polis, Price, Ribble, T. Ryan, Schakowsky, Simpson, Terry, Tonko, Tsongas, Van Hollen, Walden, Waxman, Webster, Whitfield, […]

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Global Warming Alarmist Report — “Worse Than Fiction”

From: The Committee on Energy and Commerce – Minority Staff Sent By: sam.costello@mail.house.gov Date: 6/10/2009 This past Saturday the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed discussing a critique by disaster trends expert Roger Pielke of a climate change report released by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. The report predicts, “mass starvation, mass migration, and […]

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Support Funding for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

As the Energy and Water Development (E&W) Appropriations Subcommittee reviews the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for Department of Energy, we would like to express our deep concern over the lack of funding for the hydrogen program, which has been cut to zero. Compared to FY 2009, the hydrogen and fuel cell program has been reduced by 66%, or $132,387,000. Hydrogen funding was cut completely, leaving only fuel cells, which were placed on a caretaker footing. This means that other related programs will suffer, like the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (-$8 M), the Fuels work on hydrogen from coal (-$10 M, or a 67% reduction), and the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA), which lost $4 M (-8%).

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