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 U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds two major job creation packages that passed through the U.S. House on Thursday afternoon. Rogers voted for the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs & More American Jobs Act (H.R. 2) and the Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) to create and retain jobs across the country, provide tax relief for American families, increase take-home pay, expand the nation's energy infrastructure, promote new technology, and reduce energy bills.
"Kentuckians need reliable jobs, tax relief, low energy bills, and relief from the job-killing regulations that have shutdown our coal mines and coal-fired power plants," said Rogers. "These two jobs and energy packages will provide some much-needed relief and empower Kentucky families with more room in their daily budgets, while advancing solutions for businesses to expand and create jobs."

Part of the all-of-the-above energy package includes alternatives to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) job-killing greenhouse gas rules for power plants. It directs the EPA to adopt workable standards for new coal-fired power plants, which would put thousands of people in the industry back to work and would ensure affordable energy rates. 
The two packages combined previously passed legislation to deliver a simplified solution to the Senate for action.