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Congressman Robert Aderholt

Representing the 4th District of Alabama

Aderholt Applauds Passage of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act

December 4, 2012
Press Release

 

Aderholt Applauds Passage of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act 
Common Sense, Bipartisan Legislation Offered by Congressman Aderholt Would Remove Bureaucratic Red Tape, Barriers to Innovation and Protects Jobs in Alabama

 

Washington, D.C. — H.R. 6582, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act, introduced by Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), passed in the United States House of Representatives by 398-2. H.R. 6582 amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, providing important and necessary technical corrections to the law, ultimately increasing domestic competitiveness, supporting more efficient and innovative technologies, andpromoting job growth here at home.

“Too often bureaucratic red tape and needless federal regulations keep America’s innovators and small businesses from creating jobs,” said Aderholt. “This legislation passed by the House today is a common sense solution to what never should have never been a problem to begin with, but unfortunately became another bureaucratic nightmare further stifling job creation.”

“If we want to see economic growth in this country, it is critical that our nation’s policy and laws create a regulatory environment that fosters innovation and job creation. Due to an increase in overreaching, burdensome and unnecessary regulations over the past few years, too many small businesses have had to layoff employees, reduce production or even shut their doors. This is precisely what happened to HH Technologies, an innovative manufacturing company in Cullman County, Alabama. The federal government’s embrace of outdated technology prohibited a new and innovative solution to improved energy efficiency.”

“Through House Republicans continued efforts to streamline and eliminate bureaucratic red-tape in Washington, like the legislation passed today, we can begin to jumpstart our nation’s economic growth and reinvigorate job creation. I thank my colleagues for supporting H.R. 6582 and look forward to seeing the bill become law,” concluded Aderholt.

Back in June, the House passed H.R. 4850, the Enabling Energy Savings Innovation Act similar legislation also sponsored by Congressman Aderholt, amending the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to allow for the inclusion of walk-in cooler and freezer technologies that are more energy efficient than systems that are currently required in the law’s narrow definition. In addition to including the previously passed provision, H.R. 6582 makes additional technical corrections to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that would reduce regulatory burdens by correcting clerical errors made and eliminating any problems caused by the errors. These corrections include updating the uniform efficiency descriptor for covered water heaters, clarifying language regarding regulatory treatment for small duct high velocity systems made by U.S. manufacturers, coordinating research and development of energy efficient technologies for the industry, and establishes a separate,less stringent standard for over the counter commercial refrigerators, that due to large glass windows are inherently less energy efficient than other commercial refrigeration products.    

For the full text of the legislation,please visit: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr6582ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr6582ih.pdf

Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House AppropriationsCommittee, is a member of the Committee’s Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission. 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit www.aderholt.house.gov.

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