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H.R. 587 (115th): Fair RATES Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

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

Joseph Kennedy III

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jan 17, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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.

See Instead

S. 186 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Sep 4, 2018

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History

Jan 17, 2017
 
Introduced

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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.

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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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