Rogers Applauds House Passage of Stop the War on Coal Act
Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) voted in support of the Stop the War on Coal Act, H.R. 3409, a legislative response to the Obama Administration’s anti-coal agenda that is shutting down American energy producers and costing thousands of jobs in Kentucky and across the nation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed this legislation on a bipartisan vote of 233-175. H.R. 3409 now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate.
Rogers has been a leading voice in Congress decrying EPA’s vast regulatory overreach, which has been killing jobs around the country but particularly in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Today’s legislation, H.R. 3409, is a package of five bills which aim to stop this assault on American coal. Included in the bill are three proposals, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act, and the Coal Residuals and Reuse and Management Act, which have all been separately passed in the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. For a full summary on each of the five bills click here.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.