• On April 15, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and nine other Republican representatives introduced H.R. 1569, a bill that would end certain energy subsidies and would lower the corporate income tax rate.
  • On April 16, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013. The bill would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator form enacting final rules on energy issues that would either cost more than $1 billion to implement or would cause severe adverse economic effects. The legislation was designed to increase EPA transparency, promote job growth, and ensure the Energy Secretary played a significant role in energy policies.
  • On April 18, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced S. 761, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (“Shaheen-Portman”). The legislation would promote residential, commercial, and industry energy savings. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the House version of the bill, H.R. 1616.