EXPAND Act – What They’re Saying

From: The Honorable Jeff Duncan Sent By: caleb.paxton@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3895 Date: 2/18/2014 Dear Colleague, As we debate energy policy this Congress, my national energy strategy (the EXPAND Act) continues to receive positive reviews. Most recently, the Heritage Foundation has written about the “10 Ways the EXPAND Act Would Take the Energy Market in the […]

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Cosponsor H.R. 3424: The Converting Methane into Petroleum Act

Please join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3424, the Converting Methane Into Petroleum Act, which will help unleash one of the most promising ways for our nation to take advantage of our abundance of domestic natural gas in a way that will create jobs, bolster our energy independence, and benefit the environment.

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Urge the Conference Committee to Reach an Agreement on WRDA

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to Chairman Bill Shuster, of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Chairman Barbara Boxer, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, urging them to work quickly to reach a bipartisan agreement on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

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Cosponsor the TRAIN Act and Support a Study of the Cumulative Impacts of EPA Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently promulgating numerous final and proposed rules that, combined, will have major effects on our economy. Many of these rules will require retrofits and modifications to equipment in power plants, refineries,
manufacturing plants, and boilers, among others.  EPA’s own analysis indicates that some of these rules will have significant costs and will increase the price of electricity; other actions have not yet been analyzed. There has not, however, been an analysis
of the cumulative impacts of these regulations. As we go forward, it is important that we take the time to step back and get a fuller understanding of the consequences of these rules.

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Oppose H.R. 3964: Oppose egregious federal overreach into state affairs

I urge you to read this letter from California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris. As Attorney General Harris makes clear in her letter, the State of California opposes H.R. 3964 in the strongest possible terms. The poorly-drafted bill violates the Supreme Court’s state sovereignty principles, and it is inconsistent with a century of federal deference to western states’ water law.

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Support the Capps Amendment to HR 3964

I urge you to support the Capps Amendment, which would simply require GAO to conduct a study on the resiliency and adaptability of Bureau of Reclamation facilities and projects in California to predicted changes to the quality, quantity, or reliability of water resources.

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