Legislative Actions: Federal

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been involved in shaping public policy related to the increased production and use of domestically produced ethanol since 1981. The RFA serves as a vital link between the industry and the federal government, including the U.S. Congress, the Administration, and regulatory agencies.

This web page includes a wealth of information on advocacy, issues and the federal policymaking process. Below you will find a list of ethanol-related bills introduced in the 113th Congress. For more information on a specific bill, please visit Thomas, the source of Congressional Legislative Information. We have also included links to the House and Senate web sites in the buttons on the right, where you can access legislative schedules, committee information and Member home pages.

 

Senate

Bill #

Sponsor Summary Status
S. 1807 Feinstein, CA A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works 12/12/13.
S. 1563 Harkin, IA
A bill to provide for the expansion of the biofuels market. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 9/30/13.
S. 1230 Wyden, OR Alternative Fueled Vehicles Competitiveness and Energy Security Act of 2013 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 6/26/13.
S. 1195 Barrasso, WY Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act. Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works 6/20/13.
S. 344 Wicker MS
A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works 2/14/13.
S. 251
Flake, AZ
Phantom Fuel Reform Act Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works 2/7/13.

House

Bill #

Sponsor Summary Status
H.R. 5559 Blumenauer, OR To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions relating to energy, and for other purposes. Referred to the Ways and Means Committee 9/18/14.
H.R. 4849 Lankford, OK To amend the Clean Air Act to allow advanced biofuel, biomass-based diesel, and cellulosic biofuel to satisfy the mandates of the renewable fuel program only if domestically produced, to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate under such program, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee 6/12/2014
H.R. 4051 Loebsack, IA To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to establish a competitive grant program for renewable fuel infrastructure, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Agriculture 2/11/14.
H.R. 3758 Peters, CA To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the second generation biofuel producer credit and the special allowance for second generation biofuel plant property. Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means 12/12/13.
H.R. 2493 Engel, NY To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, to ensure that new vehicles enable fuel competition so as to reduce the strategic importance of oil to the United States. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce 6/25/13.
H.R. 1959 Olson, TX Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2013. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce 5/17/13.
H.R. 1482 Womack, AR Renewable Fuel Standard Amendments Act. Referred to the Committee on Energy & Commerce 4/12/13.
H.R. 1469 Burgess, TX Leave Ethanol Volumes at Existing Levels Act. Referred to the Committee on Energy & Commerce 4/12/13.
H.R. 1462 Goodlate, A To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate certain requirements under the renewable fuel program, to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Energy & Commerce 4/10/13.
H.R. 1461 Goodlate, A Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination Act Referred to the Committee on Energy & Commerce 4/12/13.
H.R. 875
Sensenbrenner, WI
To provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce 2/27/13.
H.R. 550
Harper, MS
Phantom Fuel Reform Act of 2013 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power 2/8/13.
H.R. 796
Sensenbrenner, WI
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to use the commercially available volume of cellulosic biofuel in setting requirements for the renewable fuel program under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2/15/13.
H.R. 259
Pompeo, KS
Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means 1/15/13.