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H.R. 587: Fair RATES Act

About the bill

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

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 23, 2017

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

Prognosis:

20% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 587 is 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.

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