Friday, December 9, 2011

Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Bill H.R. 1633- #3479 -VIDEO: Robert Hurt Delivers Remarks During Debate on this Bill (2) Farm Dust Bill Approved by House - The Hill


Robert Hurt Delivers Remarks during debate on his Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act - Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA) today delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support H.R. 1633, a bipartisan bill that he co-authored with Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) in order to provide clarity and stability for our job creators by replacing the current federal standard for naturally-occurring dust in rural America. “I thank the gentleman for yielding. I would first like to thank Chairmen Upton and Whitfield for their support for this effort and thank Representative Noem for her leadership and hard work on this legislation. “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act. This is a bipartisan bill that I am proud to have sponsored along with Representatives Noem, Boswell, and Kissell, in order to provide greater economic certainty to our rural communities in Central Virginia and Southside Virginia and across this country. Read more.......

Farm Dust Bill Approved by the House - The Hill - The House on Thursday approved legislation Republicans said was aimed at ensuring the EPA cannot regulate so-called "farm dust."  The House on Thursday afternoon approved legislation Republicans said was aimed at ensuring that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate so-called "farm dust."  The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, H.R. 1633, which would prevent the EPA from issuing any new rule over the next year that regulates coarse particulate matter, or "nuisance dust," passed in a 268-150 vote.  Like other environmental bills the GOP has brought forward this year, the bill enjoyed some support from Democrats: 33 voted along with Republicans in favor of the bill.  The bill is a reaction to the possibility that the EPA might issue a new rule that affects farmers. Republicans have cited that possibility all year as an example of overreach by the EPA........House passage sends the bill to a Senate that is unlikely to take it up at all. The Obama administration has already said it would veto the bill.  Read entire article........

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