The House of Representatives remains focused on the GOP jobs agenda today with a vote scheduled on H.R. 2273, bipartisan legislation that will protect hundreds of thousands of jobs threatened by excessive government regulations.
The National Association of Manufacturers says “as many as 316,000 jobs could be lost as a result” of new Washington regulations on coal ash. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) says the bipartisan Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act stops those job-crushing federal regulations and establishes “a state-based regulatory framework for the disposal and management of coal ash.”
Coal ash is produced wherever coal provides electricity for families and small businesses, and McKinley says it is often recycled to “make concrete and other building materials more durable and less water-intensive, which in turn benefits the environment.”
H.R. 2273 is yet another example of both parties finding common ground on removing barriers to job growth. Read the bill online, click here for a list of the dozens of groups and job creators backing the bill, and learn more about the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators at jobs.GOP.gov.