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  • Goodlatte Statement on the USDA’s Investment to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the statement below following the United States Department of Agriculture’s announcement to invest $1.6 billion in rural electric utility infrastructure projects: “I want to congratulate the BARC Electric Cooperative in Millboro, Virginia for being included in the USDA loan and loan guarantee program announcement this week. This $13,000,000 loan will connect the BARC offices with five substations, improving distribution grid operations and the reliability... Read more

  • The Renewable Fuel Standard Hurts Consumers
    Posted in Columns on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Did you know corn is used in nearly 75 percent of the food we buy? However, due to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) a large portion of corn is being diverted from food products into gasoline tanks. This has created an artificial market for the ethanol industry that has led to an undue burden on American consumers. I have been critical of the RFS mandate since its passage in 2005. Since then, I’ve introduced legislation in every Congress that would protect farmers and other stakeholders from the... Read more

  • Judiciary Committee Chairmen Seek Antitrust Division’s Views on NOPEC
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    NOPEC would explicitly authorize the Justice Department to sue oil-producing cartel members for antitrust violations. It would clarify that neither sovereign immunity nor the “Act of State” doctrine should stop a court from hearing a case. Read more

  • Goodlatte: Small Businesses Need More Time
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act, by a vote of 234-180-1. This bipartisan bill included provisions from the Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act, which was introduced last year by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Congressman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). This provision would delay emission standards for new residential wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and forced-air furna... Read more

  • House Lawmakers: 2018 RFS Levels More of the Same
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Reforming the RFS remains a major priority, and we will continue working to see a legislative solution move forward through Congress. Read more

  • House Lawmakers Tell EPA to Acknowledge Negative Impacts of RFS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy, Tax Reform

    American families and our economy have shouldered the costs of the failed ethanol mandate for far too long. Read more

  • Lawmakers Send Letter to FERC on Colonial Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressmen Morgan Griffith (VA-09) and Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) today issued the following statement after sending a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee regarding the planned closure of Line 25 of the Colonial Pipeline: “We are deeply concerned about the economic impact this closure may have on Southwest Virginia. Without Line 25, gas prices will rise, truck traffic on our highways will increase, and jobs depending on the pipeline will be lost. We have asked FER... Read more

  • The Paris Climate Agreement Is Not the Solution
    Posted in Columns on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    We all want a healthy environment to pass down to the next generation. There’s no argument there. But costly, flawed policies like the Paris Climate Agreement signed by President Obama last year are not the solution. President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement was the right move. I have had concerns from the beginning that this agreement was never ratified by the Senate, failing to get the scrutiny of the People’s elected representatives and flouting our constitutional treaty approval... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement after the announcement today by President Donald J. Trump that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: “Today’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement was the right move. I have had concerns from the beginning that this agreement was never ratified by the Senate, failing to get the scrutiny of the People’s elected representatives and flouting our constitutional treaty approval process. Additionally... Read more

  • 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