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House Leader Outlines September Agenda

House Leader Outlines September Agenda

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) outlined his September agenda which includes plans to pass a short-term spending bill, as well as packaging 14 bills into a jobs package and another package of 13 bills aimed at lowering energy costs.

Congress Returns with a Full Legislative Plate

When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.

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Public Hearings: Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

Following up on its recently-released proposed rule limiting carbon emissions from the power sector, the EPA has announced a series of public hearings to gather stakeholder input for the week of July 28.

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National Regulatory Fairness Hearing – June 25   

On, June 25, the National Regulatory Fairness Board and Office of the National Ombudsman will hold a hearing for small-business owners to discuss the most egregious federal regulations facing their firms

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EPA Proposed Rule on Carbon Emissions

The EPA this week released a proposed rule concerning allowable carbon emissions from existing power plants as part of the Obama administration’s broad Climate Change Action Plan.

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Senate Fails to Advance Energy Efficiency Bill

For the second time in a year, the Senate failed to advance the NSBA-supported, bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill which would have promoted and facilitated the development and deployment of new energy efficiency technologies.

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Senate Likely to Move on Energy Efficiency Legislation

As soon as next week, the full Senate may take up the NSBA-supported and bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill which, if enacted, would promote new energy efficiency technologies and adoption of more efficient processes.

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House Passes Bipartisan Energy Measures

The House last week passed two bipartisan energy bills which would promote energy efficiency improvements and efforts in both public and private sector buildings and rein in the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions from new and existing power plants.

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State of the Union: What it Means for Small Biz

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address which held good and bad implications for America’s small businesses, but was light on details and specifics.

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House Committee OK’s Bill Limiting EPA’s Carbon Regs

Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bipartisan bill which would help to rein in the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions from new and existing power plants.

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