Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act, a bill that protects American jobs and promotes U.S. energy production by blocking the most extreme elements of the President's job-killing environmental agenda.
"The people of Texas understand that a real 'all of the above' energy plan wouldn't exclude affordable American coal," said U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, "and that Washington needs to stop doing things that hurt the mining industry and our economy."
"This White House's efforts to rewrite coal mining regulations will cost jobs, lower our nation's energy production and deny all Americans access to affordable energy right here at home," added Brady. "That doesn't make sense in any economy, let alone the Obama economy, which ranks dead last when compared to all other post-World War II economic recoveries."
The bill also prevents a national energy tax from being imposed under the Clean Air Act and requires a comprehensive analysis of the effects of federal environmental regulations on American manufacturing, global competitiveness, energy prices and jobs.