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Upton, House Advance Ten Bipartisan Energy Bills

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Washington, June 12, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tonight released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced ten bipartisan energy construction, infrastructure, and efficiency bills.   

“These ten common-sense, bipartisan bills put job creators first and will boost our economy here in Michigan and across the country. They will also lower costs for ratepayers, reduce emissions, and allow for more domestic energy production. Here in the House we will continue to advance an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that puts a premium on creating jobs and lifting our economy. I applaud my colleagues from both sides of the aisle for their work in passing this legislation with such overwhelmingly bipartisan support.”

After receiving consideration in the Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Upton, and the full Energy and Commerce Committee, the U.S. House today advanced the following pieces of legislation: H.R. 338, to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce; H.R. 446, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project and H.R. 447, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; H.R. 627, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017; H.R. 951, to extend deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; H.R. 1109, to amend section 2013 of the Federal Power Act; H.R. 2122, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of a hydroelectric project involving the Jennings Randolph Dam; H.R. 2274, the HYdropower Permit Extension (HYPE) Act; H.R. 2292, to extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving the Cannonsville Dam; and H.R. 2457, the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017.

To learn more about these pieces of bipartisan legislation, please click here.

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