Congressman Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced legislation (H.R. 3807) January 23 to provide funding of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program with a dedicated revenue source consisting of a tax on offshore oil production.
Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced legislation (H.R. 3811) January 24 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project permit.
The same day, Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced legislation (H.R. 3817) to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to improve the energy efficiency of electric instantaneous water heaters.