Member of the Congressional Paper Caucus

6/6/14 – Signed a letter to EPA expressing concern over the Waters of the U.S. Rule.

11/15/13 Signed a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) related to EPA’s supplemental Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials rule. The letter asks that OMB ensure a timely issuance of the rule listing paper recycling residuals, railroad ties, and construction and demolition wood as non-waste fuels, and avoiding limitations that could restrict the use of these desirable materials.

2/14/14 Signed a letter to Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, urging DOT to include the economic impact of more productive trucks in the Comprehensive Truck Size & Weight Limits Study.

113th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - House
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act: Requires the U.S. Forest Service to increase timber production on National Forest lands. Exempts land in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The Agriculture Department would have to provide 25 percent of the revenue from timber operations to counties containing national forest land. Prohibits injunctions against forest reserve projects in response to procedural complaints about its selection and planning process. Waives judicial review for any forest debris removal project resulting from a 2013 wildfire. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: Prohibits EPA from regulating coal ash as a “hazardous waste.” This bill ensures the safe regulation of coal ash in a cost-effective manner, while protecting public health, the environment and thousands of high-paying jobs. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2641, the RAPID Act: Streamlines the environmental permitting process for major infrastructure projects through concurrent (rather than consecutive) environmental reviews, increased cooperation among federal agencies and reasonable deadlines for parties to file comments and legal challenges. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2642, the Farm Bill Conference Report: This bill contains a number of provisions supported by AF&PA: • Includes the Forest Products Fairness Act (HR 979), which allows forest products to be included in USDA’s biobased programs. • Includes compromise language that exempts forest roads and silviculture activities from any permitting requirements and the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act. The language does not prevent EPA from considering non- permit measures for forest roads and silviculture activities. • Includes improvements to conservation programs like the Conservation Stewardship Program and multiple beneficial provisions related to federal land management • Calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to revise the strategic plan for the FIA program and includes direction on what should be included. • Funding for Energy Title programs generally was reduced. The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) has been reduced to $25 million a year in total funding, not more than half of which can be used for the Collection, Harvest, Storage and Transportation (CHST) payments that previously were a concern for the industry. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2804, the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act (ALERRT Act): Combines the following bills H.R. 2122, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013; H.R. 1493, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013; H.R. 2542, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act; and H.R. 2804, the ALERRT Act. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act: Prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA from implementing the proposed Waters of the US rule issued on April 21, 2014. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 100%
112th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - House
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act: Prevents the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act without the input of Congress. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act: Allows more time for EPA to fix, and for companies to comply with, the Boiler MACT rules. Boiler MACT is a regulation issued under the Clean Air Act that requires EPA to regulate pollutants from emission sources. EPA's Boiler MACT rule will require more than 90 percent of boilers to make significant changes, some of which are not technically achievable with real world boilers. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2273, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: Amends subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to facilitate recovery and beneficial use, and provide for the proper management and disposal, of materials generated by the combustion of coal and other fossil fuels. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act: Requires analyses of the cumulative and incremental impacts of certain rules and actions of the Environmental Protection Agency. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R.3078, the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R.3079, the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R.3080, the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 57%
Symbol Key:
Voted with the preferred position Voted against the preferred position
Y Voted YES N Voted NO
- Did Not Vote A Absent
T Paired Vote Z Presiding
P Voted PRESENT