Energy & Environment Legislative Alerts
AFP is proud to join a coalition of organizations in opposing the nomination of Ron Binz to be the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Efficiency improvements will come from market forces, not government intervention and handouts. Americans for Prosperity opposes the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392) sponsored by Senators Shaheen and Portman.
AFP is proud to join a coalition of free market organizations in calling on Congress to oppose the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
President Barack Obama recently launched a campaign-style speech tour to publicize “bold” ideas to help the middle class and renew his executive focus on the economy. Of course, the president has political reasons to divert the public’s attention away from touchy security issues. A slew of scandals — Benghazi, IRS conservative targeting, and NSA data collection — have harmed the administration’s reputation and dominated media coverage for much of 2013. This new speech tour, however, isn’t President Obama’s first attempt to forcibly change the national conversation. In fact, the president has already unintentionally made economics the center of the dialogue for the past month. Obama’s problem is that the conversation has focused on the unintended costs and consequences of his policies, not his naïve, unattainable aspirations.
AFP supports H.R. 1582, which would require the EPA to submit a report to Congress on the economic impact of proposed rules whose projected cost exceeds $1 billion.