Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.J. Resolution 38, overturning the Office of Surface Mining’s recently issued job-killing regulation, known as the so-called “Stream Protection Rule”, through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). It was approved by the House by a vote of 228 to 194, with bipartisan support; Johnson introduced the resolution in the U.S. House:
The bipartisan group of lawmakers who have been studying encryption released a year-end report on Tuesday arguing against laws that would weaken encryption protections on computers and devices.
Officials throughout Appalachia and the coal industry are reacting following Monday’s announcement by the Obama administration of final rules aimed at protecting 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests from any impacts of coal mining.
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