Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Applauds Senate Rejection of Obama Overreach

November 18, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement of support after the US Senate voted to block President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan" regulations that, if enacted, will weaken our reliability and increase energy costs for consumers:

“The Senate took an important step in working with the House to say no to overreach by a White House determined to implement an environmental agenda outside of its constitutional authority. Today in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we will join our Senate colleagues in moving these bills forward so the full House can pass them as well and send them to the president’s desk. While I expect him to veto these limits on his authority, the House and Senate are sending a strong message to the president and the world that we reject efforts to risk electric reliability for Americans.”



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