The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved three energy-related bills on July 10. The Energy Consumers Relief Act (H.R. 1582), which prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing new rules that cost more than $1 billion if the Department of Energy determines they will hurt the economy, passed by a 17-10 party-line vote. The National Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R. 1900), which expedites federal rulemaking on natural gas infrastructure, was approved by a nearly-party-line vote. Finally, H.R. 83, legislation requiring the Interior Secretary to assemble a team of experts to examine how the U.S. can replace foreign fossil fuels with indigenous clean energy resources, was approved.