About the bill
The Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 would reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over power plants and states. It would extend the compliance date of any EPA final rule on carbon emissions from electricity generating units. It would also empower states to refuse to implement carbon dioxide reducing plans from the EPA. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce issued a report on the bill on June 22. Two days later the bill was passed in the House with a vote of 247–180. Only eight Democrats voted for the bill and four Republicans voted against.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 8 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 24, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
67 Cosponsors (63 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Guthrie Reacts to Administration's Clean Power Plan”
— Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 3, 2015
“Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 2.15.16”
— Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 15, 2016
H.R. 2042 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2042. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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