H.R. 2681 - Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

Environmental protection. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on October 6, 2011 
Amendments:
16 proposed amendments. 16 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on October 6, 2011.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 262 voted NO: 161
11 voted present/not voting

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Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

H.R. 2681 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
  • Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor
John Sullivan
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Air quality
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Environmental technology
  • Industrial facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Solid waste and recycling
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Major Actions
Introduced7/28/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (16 proposed)
Passed House10/06/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseAmendment 1 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
166 voted YES 246 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 2 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
162 voted YES 251 voted NO 21 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 3 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
158 voted YES 254 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 4 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
175 voted YES 248 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 5 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
167 voted YES 254 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 6 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
169 voted YES 254 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 7 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
166 voted YES 253 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 8 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
162 voted YES 262 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 9 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
175 voted YES 248 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 10 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
176 voted YES 248 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 11 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
174 voted YES 249 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 12 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
167 voted YES 256 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 13 to H.R. 268110/05/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
170 voted YES 252 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 14 to H.R. 268110/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
172 voted YES 248 voted NO 14 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 15 to H.R. 268110/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
162 voted YES 257 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 16 to H.R. 268110/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
165 voted YES 258 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2681 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes10/06/2011This motion DID NOT PASS the House
176 voted YES 247 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 2681 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes10/06/2011This bill PASSED the House
262 voted YES 161 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/28/2011
7/28/2011Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
8/05/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
9/20/2011Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
9/21/2011Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar9/21/2011Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 12.
9/26/2011Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 112-227.
Put on a legislative calendar9/26/2011Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 148.
10/03/2011Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 419 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2681 and H.R. 2250 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those received for printing in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII in a daily issue dated October 4, 2011, or earlier and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.
10/05/2011Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 419.
10/05/2011Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2681 and H.R. 2250 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those received for printing in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII in a daily issue dated October 4, 2011, or earlier and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.
10/05/2011House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 419 and Rule XVIII.
10/05/2011The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10/05/2011GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2681.
10/05/2011COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE- AMENDMENT DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole will proceed with debate on offered amendments under the 5 minute rule.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Waxman amendment No. 11.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rush amendment No. 7.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rush amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Capps amendment No. 17.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Whitfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 1
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Waxman amendment No. 9.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Waxman amendment No. 16.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Pallone amendment No. 21.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee(TX) amendment No. 4.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee(TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Quigley amendment No. 8.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Quigley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Quigley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Connolly amendment No. 18.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Welch amendment No. 20.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Welch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Whitfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Moore amendment No. 2.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ellison amendment No. 14.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cohen amendment No. 23.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Keating amendment No. 5.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Keating amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Keating demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Edwards amendment No. 3.
10/05/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Edwards amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Edwards demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/05/2011Mr. Whitfield moved that the Committee now rise.
10/05/2011On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10/05/2011Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2681 as unfinished business.
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 1 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 2 to H.R. 2681
10/05/2011Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Waxman.
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 3 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 4 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 5 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 6 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 7 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 8 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 9 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 10 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 11 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 12 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/05/2011Amendment 13 to H.R. 2681
10/05/2011Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Rush.
10/05/2011Amendment (A003) offered by Mrs. Capps.
10/05/2011Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Schakowsky.
10/05/2011Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Waxman.
10/05/2011Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Waxman.
10/05/2011Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Pallone.
10/05/2011Amendment (A008) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).
10/05/2011Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Quigley.
10/05/2011Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Connolly (VA).
10/05/2011Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Welch.
10/05/2011Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Moore.
10/05/2011Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Ellison.
10/05/2011Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Cohen.
10/05/2011Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Keating.
10/05/2011Amendment (A016) offered by Ms. Edwards.
10/06/2011Considered as unfinished business.
10/06/2011The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10/06/2011UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
10/06/2011The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2681.
10/06/2011The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of committee amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR 10/5/2011 H6581)
10/06/2011The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10/06/2011Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
10/06/2011DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions in the motion seek to report the same to the House with an amendment to protect infants, children, and pregnant women form toxic and cancer-causing air pollutants, by requiring the EPA Administrator to not delay action to reduce air pollution from cement kilns that are within 5 miles of any school, day care center, playground or hospital with a maternity ward or neo-natal unit. Any facility that will have regulation of its air pollutant emissions delayed by this bill is required to notify affected communities no later than 90 days after the date of enactment.
10/06/2011The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10/06/2011Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 14 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 15 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 16 to H.R. 2681
select this voteVote10/06/2011On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2681 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage10/06/2011On Passage - House - H.R. 2681 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes
10/11/2011Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar10/12/2011Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 192.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 802Waxman, Henry [D-CA33]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

An amendment numbered 11 printed in the Congressional Record to add a section which instructs the EPA Administrator to not delay actions to reduce emissions from any cement kiln if such emissions are harming brain development or causing learning disabilities in infants or children.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 803Rush, Bobby [D-IL1]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought to add a clarification that section 5 of the bill was intended to supplement the provisions of, and not be construed to supersede the Clean Air Act.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 804Capps, Lois [D-CA24]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought to add a section which includes findings for health costs and benefits of EPA's mercury and air toxics cleanup standards for large cement plants.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 805Schakowsky, Janice [D-IL9]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section that finds that mercury released into the ambient air from cement kilns addressed by the rules listed in section 2(b) of this Act is a potent neurotoxin that can damage the development of an infant's brain.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 806Waxman, Henry [D-CA33]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with EPA's Chief Financial Officer and the Comptroller General of GAO and CBO, to determine whether the bill authorizes the appropriation of funds to implement its provisions and if so, whether the bill reduces an existing authorization of appropriations by an offsetting amount.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 807Waxman, Henry [D-CA33]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought insert a finding into the bill which would state that EPA's cement kiln rules are expected to reduce mercury depositions in the eastern and western United States.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 808Pallone, Frank [D-NJ6]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought to add new sections containing findings that would prevent the bill from going into effect if it interferes with the HHS goal of reducing children's exposure to mercury.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 809Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought to provide that compliance with EPA rules should occur no later than 3 years after the rules have finalized.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 810Quigley, Mike [D-IL5]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

An amendment numbered 8 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section pertaining to Protection from Avoidable Cases of Cancer.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 811Connolly, Gerald [D-VA11]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

An amendment numbered 18 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section entitled Protection from Respiratory and Cardiovascular Illness and Death.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 812Welch, Peter [D-VT]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

An amendment numbered 20 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section that finds that the American people are exposed to mercury from industrial sources addressed by the rules listed in section 2(b) of this Act through the consumption of fish containing mercury and every State in the Nation has issued at least one mercury advisory for fish consumption.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 813Moore, Gwen [D-WI4]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought to add a new section at the end of the bill which would predicate the enactment of the bill upon Presidential certification that the provisions of the bill would not have an adverse effect on the health of at risk subpopulations of Americans.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 814Ellison, Keith [D-MN5]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 5, 2011.

Amendment sought to insert a requirement that the EPA Administrator shall publish a notice in the Federal Register which would estimate the public health impact resulting from delay of implementation of regulation for the Portland cement manufacturing industry.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 815Cohen, Steve [D-TN9]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

Amendment sought to insert provisions requiring that the EPA Administrator consider the potential reductions in the number of illness-related absences from work when establishing a compliance date for the cement kiln rule.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 816Keating, William [D-MA9]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

Amendment sought to insert provisions which clarify that if the Administrator should determine that there was a compelling reason to extend the compliance date, such an extension could in no case go beyond the date which is 5 years after the effective date of such regulation.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 817Edwards, Donna [D-MD4]October 5, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

Amendment sought to add a new section on findings relating to health benefits by highlighting data which demonstrates that if rules repealed by the bill were to remain in effect, they would yield annual public health benefits of between $6.7 billion and $18 billion, at a cost of under $1 billion.

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