Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of S.J. Res 23 and S.J. Res 24. The resolutions disapprove the two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants:
“There is a reason over half of the nation’s states have sued the EPA to block this rule. The Clean Power Plan – a rebranding of the President’s rejected “cap and trade” legislation – will cost hard working American men and women energy jobs, and will increase electricity bills for Americans of all ages. I supported these resolutions in order to protect jobs, ensure the reliability of our electrical grid, and safeguard Americans from incurring burdensome costs as a result of this Administration’s regulatory overreach.”
Introduced under the Congressional Review Act, the resolutions dictate the EPA may not issue the same or a substantially similar rule unless authorized by subsequent legislation. Rep. Latta was a cosponsor of the House companion resolutions.