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 114th Congress. For more information on a specific bill, please visit Thomas, the source of Congressional Legislative Information.

 

House

Bill #

Sponsor Summary Status
H.R. 3228
Sensenbrenner, WI
To  To require that until a comprehensive study is completed, the volume of cellulosic biofuel mandated under the renewable fuel program be limited to what is commercially available, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee 7/27/15.
H.R. 1944 Blum, IA
To provide regulatory relief to alternative fuel producers and consumers, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee 4/22/15.
H.R. 434 Burgess, TX To repeal certain amendments to the Clean Air Act relating to the expansion of the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes. Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee 1/23/15.
H.R. 1736 Smith, NE
To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for the Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act.  Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee 4/13/15.
H.R. 1487 Bridenstine, OK To free the private sector to harness domestic energy resources to create jobs and generate economic growth by removing statutory and administrative barriers. Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee 3/19/15.
H.R. 1001 Pompeo, KS To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate certain energy tax subsidies and lower the corporate income tax rate.  Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee 2/13/15.
H.R. 704 Goodlatte, VA 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. Click here for the bill text. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee 2/4/15.
H.R. 703 Goodlatte, VA To repeal the renewable fuel program of the Environmental Protection Agency. Click here for the bill text. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee 2/4/15.
H.R. 21 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. Click here for the bill text. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power 1/9/15.

Senate

Bill #

Sponsor Summary Status
S. 1584
Cassidy, LA
A bill to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 6/16/15.
S. 934
Flake, AZ
A bill to amend the renewable fuel program under section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act to require the cellulosic biofuel requirement to be based on actual production, and for other purposes.  Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 4/14/15.
S. 889
Paul, KY
To provide regulatory relief to alternative fuel producers and consumers, and for other purposes. Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the Senate Finance ommittee 3/26/15.
S. 791 Cruz, TX A bill to free the private sector to harness domestic energy resources to create jobs and generate economic growth by removing statutory and administrative barriers. Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 3/18/15.
S. 577
Toomey, PA
To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel. Click here for the bill text.
Referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 2/26/15.