• On August 1, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) and four cosponsors introduced S. 1423, the Toxic Substances and Worker Health Advisory Board Act. The bipartisan bill would strengthen quality control measures for Part B lung disease.
  • The same day, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and four cosponsors introduced S. 1482, the Empower States Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill would recognize the primacy of states’ regulations in natural gas development.
  • The same day, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced S. 1483, the Oil Spill Technology and Research Act of 2013, which would establish the Federal Oil Spill Research Committee to conduct research on current and potential oil spill prevention programs.
  • The same day, Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced H.R. 2904, the Nuclear Workers Compensation Act. The bill would provide payment to survivors or surviving family members of Department of Energy contractor employees who die after application for compensation under the Energy Employees Occupation Illness Compensation Program.
  • The same day, Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced H.R. 2905, the Nuclear Workers Health Advisory Board Act, with 10 cosponsors. The bill would strengthen quality control measures for Part B lung disease.
  • The same day, Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) introduced H.R. 2916, the Domestic Energy Production Protection Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill would require the Environmental Protection Agency to submit final rules regarding energy production analysis to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
  • The same day, Representative Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and three cosponsors introduced H.R. 2956, the End Welfare for Big Oil Act of 2013, a bill to remove oil tax credits and subsidies for major oil companies in an effort to reduce the national debt.
  • The same day, Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ) introduced H.R. 2962, the SMART Grid Study Act of 2013. The bill would require a study of the grid’s resilience and reliability.
  • The same day, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2971, the Innovative Energy Systems Act of 2013. The measure would encourage deployment of combined heat and power.
  • The same day, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2972, the Heat is Power Act, which would create tax incentives for waste heat to electricity technology.