Tag: Rep. Bill Flores

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump who came to Capitol Hill to rally support among GOP lawmakers for the Republican health care overhaul, in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Mark Meadows: The ‘Buffalo Buyout’ Won’t Save RyanCare

The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus told reporters Tuesday that despite a phone call with President Donald J. Trump he is not voting for the American Health Care Act, crafted by Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-WI) as an alternative to the clean repeal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamacare.

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EPA Requires More Ethanol Into Less Gasoline

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—also known as the ethanol mandate—was passed by Congress in 2005 and expanded in 2007. Regardless of market conditions, it required ever-increasing quantities of biofuel be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply—though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does have the flexibility to make some adjustments based on conditions, such as availability and infrastructure. At the time of its passage, it was unfathomable that a decade later Americans would be consuming less gasoline, not more.