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Congressman Tim Walberg

Representing the 7th District of Michigan

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Bipartisan Walberg, Dingell Energy Bill Signed into Law

October 1, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—On Friday, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1109, bipartisan legislation authored by Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to help streamline the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) review process. This commonsense bill will allow FERC to focus on its mission of affordable and reliable energy. 

“I am pleased our legislation to reduce excessive regulatory barriers to affordable energy has been signed into law by President Trump,” said Walberg. “By applying a consistent standard for FERC’s reviews, we can reduce red tape, streamline the process, and ultimately save money for consumers. I’m grateful to Representative Dingell for her partnership in this effort to get bipartisan results for families in Michigan.”

“Working men and women are feeling squeezed every day. This bipartisan effort will help by bringing down utility prices for Michigan families,” said Dingell. “This is an example of Washington at its best as we worked together to find solutions for the American people.”

H.R. 1109 amends the Federal Power Act to ensure all energy transactions under FERC’s jurisdiction are subject to the same review standard, bringing the threshold for mergers and consolidations into line with other categories.

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