- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroducedJune 28th, 2017
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This bill is the product of bipartisan cooperation on critical energy and natural resource issues over the course of several years and needs to be passed. A sweeping overhaul of U.S. energy policy to improve the efficiency of the permitting process and ensure federal research programs continue is much needed.
There is a lot wrong with this bill: it empowers the federal government to pick winners and losers in energy markets while catering to the needs of special interests. Worthwhile provisions within this legislation ought to be passed as standalone bills, but as a whole this bill fails to achieve the right mixture of reforms.