House Acts to Keep Electricity Rates Low

Posted by Nick Marcelli on

As House Majority Leader Eric Cantor remarked earlier this week, actions speak louder than words. Today, the House acted and passed the bipartisan Coal Residues Reuse and Management Act, which helps relieve the pressure that the EPA's burdeonsome mandates on coal are placing on America's energy producers and consumers.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement after the House approved H.R. 2218 with bipartisan support:

“President Obama's EPA has proposed overly burdensome mandates on coal that will put more Americans out of work and raise electricity rates. Just recently, a senior advisor to the President said that, ‘a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.’ As the Administration continues to wage its war on coal, the House is focused on providing affordable energy and preserving jobs for American families. Today, we voted with bipartisan support to eliminate costly federal mandates, allow states flexibility in regulating coal ash, and ensure we protect both jobs and our environment. I urge the Senate to join us in our bipartisan effort to preserve and create jobs and ensure affordable electricity for working families in Virginia and across our country.”





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