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  • Goodlatte: America Needs Access to Affordable Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, President Trump signed an executive order that will strengthen the nation’s energy security and directs the Environmental Protection Agency to re-evaluate the Obama Administration’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement in support: “America needs access to affordable energy. Despite a lack of constitutional authority or direction from Congress, the Obama Administration attempted to circumvent the legislative branch to unfairly reg... Read more

  • Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315): “The Renewable Fuel Standard is a well-intentioned flop. After a decade of this policy, it’s clearer than ever that the federal government’s creation of an artificial market for the ethanol industry has resulted in a domino effect that is hurting people across the country. The misguid... Read more

  • Goodlatte: Federal Ethanol Mandate is a Flop
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement today after introducing two bills to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the RFS Elimination Act (H.R. 1314) and the RFS Reform Act (H.R. 1315): “It’s time the ethanol mandate became a thing of the past. While well-intentioned from the start, after a decade of this policy it couldn’t be more obvious that the RFS is a flop. The RFS Elimination Act would completely repeal this mandate and force ethanol to compete in the free m... Read more

  • Goodlatte, Peterson Introduce Legislation to Ease Wood Stove Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) joined Congressman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) to introduce the Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act of 2017, legislation that would delay emission standards for new residential wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces by three years. Goodlatte: “Affordable heat is important to my constituents, and federal regulations must take into account the real world needs and time constraints of industries, like wood stove manufact... Read more

  • RFS Reform Leaders Respond to Ethanol Mandate Hike
    Posted in Press Releases on November 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement in response the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release today of final annual mandatory blending volumes for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “Forcing more ethanol into the market – while hurting consumers, food producers, and small engines across the nation – is not the solution. While well-intentioned, it has been clear for some time now th... Read more

  • Lawmakers Seek Open, Public Meetings on MVP
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, Reps. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), H. Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Robert Hurt (VA-05) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that they not only hold one-on-one meetings, but public hearing type meetings with constituents in Virginia pertaining to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Below is the text of the letter. Please click here for the signed copy. The Honorable Norman C. Bay Chairman Federal Energy Re... Read more

  • Growing an Economy that Works
    Posted in Columns on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, Energy, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Pencils, notebooks, backpacks, calculators – all of the essentials for heading back to school. You probably wouldn’t send your child to the first day of school without going over the check list and making sure they had everything they needed for a successful year. Likewise, when they finish school and head out on their own, you’ll want to be certain that they have the benefit of a strong economy. Whether it’s working, starting a business, or raising a family, I want my granddaughter to live in a... Read more

  • The Ethanol Mandate Has Failed
    Posted in Columns on June 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Families are gassing up the car to head out of town, fueling up the boat for a weekend at the lake, and getting out the mower to tackle the lawn. But do you know the impact ethanol has on all of these activities? According to the Department of Energy, ethanol contains about one-third less energy than gasoline, meaning the more ethanol in your fuel, the less mileage a tank of gas will get you. Plus, ethanol has been found to damage or corrode many small engines found in power equipment, motorcycl... Read more

  • Affordable Energy Key to American Jobs
    Posted in Columns on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Summer is nearly here, and with it comes the heat. When the mercury rises and the air conditioning is on full blast, many Americans are never so thankful for access to affordable energy. Energy prices don’t just affect your personal household budget. The cost of energy also impacts the budget of your favorite restaurant down the street or the business that cuts your paycheck each week. The more heavy-handed regulations and energy taxes we see streaming out of the White House and the Environmenta... Read more

  • Ethanol Mandate is Unsustainable
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), and Steve Womack (R-Ark.) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2017 renewable fuel volumes, which were released yesterday, under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “The proposed increases in the volume of ethanol under the current RFS will continue to harm America’s consumers and economy while adversely impacting the environment. The EPA’s pr... Read more