About the bill
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 of action would be treated as if FERC had issued an order accepting the change, thereby allowing any affected party to apply for rehearing.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 23, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Passed Senate (House next) — Sep 4, 2018
What legislators are saying
“Hudson's Bipartisan Hydropower Bill Heads to Trump's Desk”
— Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 11, 2018
“CRAMER: House Passes Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Bills”
— Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jan 27, 2017
Mar 14, 2016
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2984 (114th).
Jan 17, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 23, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 587 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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