• On July 22, Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX), John Carter (R-TX), and Pete Olson (R-TX) reintroduced H.R. 2771, the Expedite Our Economy Act of 2013. The bill would repeal requirements outlined in the Natural Gas Act to import and export natural gas.
  • The same day, Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) and 24 cosponsors introduced H.R. 2776, a bill to create a regulatory review process for rules promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator.
  • The same day, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced H.R. 2784, the American-Made Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. The bill would expand Outer Continental Shelf drilling; revenue would go to support transportation and water infrastructure projects.
  • On July 23, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2803, a bill to create a research, development, and technology demonstration program to improve gas turbine efficiency in combined cycle and simple cycle power generation systems.
  • On July 24, Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mark Begich (D-AK), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S. 1355, a bill to remove the cap on CAFE bonus credits to encourage dual-fuel natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles.
  • On July 25, Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced S. 1363, the Energy Consumers Relief act of 2013. The bill prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing regulations if the rule is determined to cause significant adverse economic effects. The bill also requires the agency to submit cost-benefit analysis to Congress prior to finalizing rules estimated to cost over $1 billion.
  • The same day, Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) introduced H.R. 2823, the Gas Accessibility and Stabilization Act of 2013. The bill would require a fuel system requirements harmonization study by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The same day, Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced H.R. 2825, the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Regulations Act of 2013. Cosponsored by 42 Representatives, the bill would require that crude oil, geothermal energy, and natural gas waste materials be regulated by the Solid Waste Disposal Act.