The EPA and this Administration just can’t seem to understand that millions of Americans depend on coal and especially Wyoming’s coal. Regardless, the EPA’s new unattainable standards are designed to kill coal. In the House, we passed the Electricity Security and Affordability Act to protect Wyoming jobs and affordable electricity from the overreaching arm of the EPA.
I saw Lois Lerner plead the 5th again today before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, of which I am a member. Despite indicating otherwise over the weekend, she has continued to refuse answering our many questions regarding the IRS persecution of Conservative groups. We will continue to work to get to the bottom of this scandalous abuse of power and hold those responsible accountable.
As part of our ongoing investigation of the IRS, I joined a bipartisan majority in the House this week to pass H.R. 3865: the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014, legislation which I also co-sponsored. This bill delays changes to IRS rules proposed in November to increase restrictions on tax-exempt organizations. The new restrictions would not affect unions, only 501(c)(4)s.