Congressman Lucas Supports H.R 1582, The Energy Consumers Relief Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today voted in favor of H.R. 1582, The Energy Consumers Relief Act, which helps protect Americans from new billion-dollar Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. The legislation passed the United States House of Representatives today with a 232 to 181 vote.

“Today the House made a significant step in creating oversight and transparency within the EPA,” said Lucas. “The agency’s regulations continue to place an unnecessary burden on American businesses and destroy jobs. I am pleased this legislation helps address these issues by requiring the EPA to submit a report to Congress detailing certain cost, benefit, energy prices and job impacts on new rules costing more than $1 billion.

“It is crucial that Congress and the EPA fully understand the impact of new rules and the effects they have on the American economy and energy prices. I am pleased this bill will help protect jobs and allow the energy sector to thrive in our country. The Energy Consumers Relief Act should be passed by the Senate and sent to President Obama’s desk for his signature.”

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