The House Energy and Commerce Energy and Power Subcommittee advanced the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (H.R. 1705) May 24. The legislation would require a panel of federal agencies to evaluate the effect of ten Environmental Protection Agency pollution rules on jobs and report its findings to the committee by January 2012. The subcommittee also approved the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011, which would accelerate the process for the EPA to approve air pollution permits necessary for oil exploration drilling.