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Latta Votes to Support American Jobs, American Ratepayers

Washington, November 18, 2015 | Dan Alfaro (202-225-6405)

Today, Congressman Bob Latta issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s passage of H.J. Res 71 and H.J. Res 72. The resolutions, which Latta co-sponsored, disapprove of the two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants. 

“The President continues to use the EPA to promote a political agenda, and it is hardworking American families who will bear the true costs. In spite of what the President is portending, the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is nothing more than a repackaging of his failed, flawed cap-and-trade legislation. Implementation of these rules will destroy jobs, ensure higher energy bills, and jeopardize the reliability of our electrical grid. These resolutions protect ratepayers, and American jobs by ensuring states are not subjected to the EPA’s regulatory overreach. I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to support these resolutions, and I will continue to work to implement lasting, commonsense energy policies that will benefit the American public.” 

Introduced under the Congressional Review Act, the resolutions dictate the EPA may not issue the same or a substantially similar rule unless authorized by subsequent legislation.

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