• On May 21, Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2075, a bill to enhance the energy security of the United States, reduce dependence on imported oil, improve the energy efficiency of the transportation sector, and reduce emissions through the expansion of grid supported transportation.
  • The same day, Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2081, a bill to secure unrestricted reliable energy for American consumption and transmission.
  • On May 22, Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced S. 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill with 15 additional cosponsors modernizes chemical laws under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
  • On May 23, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced S. 1030, the Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy (STORAGE) Act of 2013. The bill would establish $1.5 billion worth of investment tax credits for energy storage systems.
  • The same day, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced S. 1073, a bill to require refineries to report to the Department of Energy planned and unplanned maintenance that brings their plants offline.
  • The same day, Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) introduced H.R. 2162, the Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act of 2013. The bill would require the reporting of electricity costs related to environmental regulations.
  • The same day, Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2202, the LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013. The bill, which has two Republican cosponsors, would make the LNG and diesel excise taxes comparable on an energy-equivalent basis.