H.R. 587: Fair RATES Act

H.R. 587 amends the Federal Power Act to enable parties adversely affected by the inaction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to have the right to a rehearing. Specifically, H.R. 587 clarifies that if the FERC does not act within 60 days on a utility’s notice of a rate increase, including instances of a deadlocked Commission, then such lack ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Jan 17, 2017


Passed House on Jan 23, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 23, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Joseph Kennedy III

Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
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Jan 17, 2017

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Jan 23, 2017
Passed House

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