Guthrie votes for comprehensive energy, environment bills

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Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted last week for multiple bills that support an all-of-the-above energy policy, promote a healthy environment, and reduce duplicative and onerous regulations.

“These bills modernize outdated energy laws and address pressing issues that our nation is currently facing,” said Guthrie. “Our economy has seen substantial changes since the last major rewrite of our energy laws and there are new environmental needs as well, all coming after nearly a decade of heavy-handed regulation from an activist Administration. We must continue to update our laws to reflect current needs and also stop regulations that stifle innovation and productivity.”

The House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act, passed with bipartisan and bicameral support. This bill reforms the Toxic Substances and Control Act to update chemical safety laws and provide direction for the use of scientific evaluations in assessing the health and environmental effects of chemicals.

The House Amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, is the culmination of months of work by the Committee on Energy and Commerce to address a variety of energy policy issues and now sets up a conference with the Senate to finalize a comprehensive energy policy reform bill. The House bill includes reforms to speed liquefied natural gas exports, streamline permitting processes for important energy infrastructure projects, and provides for enhanced grid security through emergency preparedness measures that prioritize advanced technologies to address a number of potential threats to the grid.

“I support an all-of-the-above energy policy, and the work accomplished by the House this week provides a number of important reforms to ensure our energy policy does not pick winners and losers in the market, and ultimately fights back against an Administration that has used energy policy to advance a radical agenda,” said Guthrie.

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