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H. R. 1654, Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act

This bill establishes the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for purposes of coordinating all reviews, permits, licenses, or other approvals or decisions (reviews) required under federal law to construct new surface water storage projects in the states covered under the Reclamation Act on lands administered by the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture, including state-led projects, exclusive of any easement, right-of-way, lease, or any private holding, unless the project applicant elects not to participate in the process authorized by this bill (qualifying projects).

Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values.

“The Water Supply Permitting Act would undermine public input and environmental review for water projects, like dams and surface storage. This bill would undercut our bedrock environmental laws, like the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), by establishing strict deadlines for environmental impact studies, limiting public input, and allowing private companies to pay for expedited permit reviews.
The pro-environment vote is NO.” (Source: Clean Water Action)

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H. R. 1654, Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act 2017-11-10T00:29:27+00:00

H. R. 2579, Broader Options for Americans Act

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the premium assistance tax credit to be used for unsubsidized COBRA continuation health coverage.

Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values.

“This bill would only become law if the AHCA were to be enacted, and as a result it should be opposed even if tax credits for COBRA continuation coverage would be helpful.” (Source: Countable)

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H. R. 2579, Broader Options for Americans Act 2017-11-10T00:30:28+00:00

H.R. 10, Financial CHOICE Act of 2017.

This bill repeals provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and other laws. Any rule that was issued or revised pursuant to a provision repealed by the bill is nullified.

Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values.

“This bill would end too many vital consumer protections that were created by the Dodd-Frank Act after the financial industry meltdown of 2008 triggered the Great Recession, leaving Americans open to fraudulent financial advice. It would let Wall Street firms engage in more of the risky behavior that caused the financial crisis in the first place.” (Source: Countable)

“This bill would make sweeping changes to the financial regulatory system by revising the changes that were put in place after the 2008-2009 economic crash. The bill would weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and regulations that prevent commercial banks from trading for their own gain, among other changes.” (Source: GovTrack.us)

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H.R. 10, Financial CHOICE Act of 2017. 2017-11-10T00:31:45+00:00