Co-Sponsor Resolution Opposing the Paris Agreement

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the Obama Administration plans to sign the so-called Paris Agreement. By the Administration’s own admission, the Paris Agreement was drafted to deliberately circumvent Congress. By doing so, the President made commitments not based on the will of American people, but solely based on his own job killing, anti-fossil fuel agenda.

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Last Call! Bipartisan Letter Demanding EPA Provide Answers on Federally-Funded Lobbying

Many of you are aware of GAO’s report from December 2015 finding that EPA violated federal lobbying and advocacy laws by funding social media campaigns supporting EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. Most recently, EPA admitted that it should not have funded another campaign in Washington State known as whatsupstream.com, due to that campaign’s brazen lobbying of state legislators in contravention of federal law.

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Re-refined Oil: Save the Environment; Help American Manufacturing

Many of us take for granted what happens to the used motor oil after taking our cars in for an oil change. While there are several applications for used oil, national research laboratories and federal agencies have deemed re-refining used oil as the “highest and best use” of this valuable energy resource.

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IT’S TAX DAY – GIVE HOMEOWNERS A BREAK!

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4615, the Water Conservation Tax Parity Act, to clarify that rebates for water conservation and stormwater management improvements to a home are not taxable income. The IRS should treat water conservation rebates the same as energy conservation rebates, which Congress acted to exempt from federal taxes in 1992.

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Cosponsor: Pittman-Robertson Modernization

On March 21st, 2016 I introduced H.R. 4818 to modernize the Pittman-Robertson funds in an effort to meet the needs for the sportsmen and women of tomorrow. The proposed legislation to update the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 (PR) will ensure continued successful funding for wildlife conservation that benefits all Americans. The sportsmen and women of America are the heart of wildlife conservation.

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