Rep. Wagner statement on EPA power grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In reaction to the White House’s sweeping regulation, the EPA’s final “waters of the United States” rule, Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued following statement. “In true bureaucratic fashion, the Environmental Protection Agency and Obama Administration just created more problems than solutions for hardworking farmers across our country. Earlier this month the House passed… Read More Rep. Wagner statement on EPA power grab

Graves issues statement after EPA moves to finalize ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today finalized the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. WOTUS dramatically expands federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and threatens to allow the EPA to regulate small bodies of water… Read More Graves issues statement after EPA moves to finalize ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

White House delays new rules on power plant emissions opposed by AIM and Blunt

Last Thursday, just as members of Congress and Americans across the country were getting ready to begin the Memorial Day weekend, the White House quietly announced that new rules to reduce carbon emissions from new, modified and existing electric power plants would not be finalized until August, at the earliest. The rules require fossil-fuel burning… Read More White House delays new rules on power plant emissions opposed by AIM and Blunt

EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

The EPA Wednesday afternoon issued its final rules on the “Waters of the United States”. CLICK HERE FOR THE FINAL RULE. Read this article from the Associated Press from the Kansas City Star’s website: WASHINGTON – Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands… Read More EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

NAM: Ex-Im Bank’s renewal prospects boosted by deal that got TPA through Senate

The Business Journals (5/27, Hoover) reports from Washington that despite the difficult path through the House that TPA legislation faces, the deal that saw the measure clear the Senate last Friday “also improved the Export-Import Bank’s chances of survival.” The story explains that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “promised a handful of Senate Democrats… Read More NAM: Ex-Im Bank’s renewal prospects boosted by deal that got TPA through Senate

Senate passes trade bill, votes down currency manipulation amendment

The U.S. Senate Friday night (5/22) past important foreign trade legislation, but left out an important change that AIM feels is necessary to make deals with countries that can manipulate their currencies unfairly. The so-called Portman-Stabenow amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority bill would have required new currency manipulation standards to be part of any… Read More Senate passes trade bill, votes down currency manipulation amendment