Yoho Votes To Keep Energy Bills Low
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act. The Ratepayer Protection Act delays the deadline to comply with carbon dioxide emissions rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) until judicial review is finalized. The bill also does not require states to implement a plan if there is an adverse effect on ratepayers or the reliability of a state’s electricity system.
Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:
“Today Congress continued to pass common sense legislation that stops big government overregulation. The EPA’s regulations to reduce emissions will change the way electricity is generated, transmitted, and consumed in the U.S. This change will raise costs and rates across the board. Naturally, increased cost will be passed down to the consumer. Numerous states have objected to this EPA rule and this bill allows those states to opt out of federally required plans if those plans negatively affect energy consumers or a state’s electrical system reliability.”
Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional District