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Nov 27, 2017

C-SPAN is much more fun with friends! In this special episode, Matt Marr, comedian and host of the Dear Mattie Show, joins Jen at The Comedy Store to discuss three bills that have passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Lots of laughs in this one!

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H.R.1430: Honest Act

Full Title: "Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017"

  • Prohibits the EPA from creating regulations unless all scientific information used to justify it is published online and can be reproduced.
  • Limits the EPA spending on this new requirement to $1 million per year out of the money they already have

Passed the House on March 29, 2017 by a vote of 228-194 Written by Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas's 21st district

H.R. 953: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

  • Prohibits the EPA Administrator and the States from requiring permits to discharge pesticides into waterways if the pesticide is authorized for sale.

Passed the House on May 24, 2017 by a vote of 256-165 Written by Rep. Bob Gibbs of Ohio's 7th district

H.R. 806: Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

Written by Rep. Pete Olsen of Texas's 22nd district Passed the House on July 18, 2017 by a vote of 229-199

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House Session: Clean Water Act Changes, May 24, 2017

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