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 115th Congress. For more information on a specific bill, please visit Thomas, the source of Congressional Legislative Information.

 

HouseBill #SponsorSummaryStatusPosition
H.R. 1314Goodlatte, Va.To repeal the renewable fuel program of the Environmental Protection Agency.Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. We OPPOSE this legislation.
H.R. 1315Goodlatte, 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.Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.We OPPOSE this legislation.
H.R. 1311Smith, Neb.To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act.Referred to the House Committee on Energy and CommercWe SUPPORT this legislation
H.R. 119 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 bill text. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce 1/3/17.We OPPOSE this legislation
H.R. 776 Sensenbrenner, WI 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. Click here for bill text. Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology 1/31/17.We OPPOSE this legislation
H.R. 777Sensenbrenner, 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 bill text. Referred to House Energy and Commerce 1/31/17.We OPPOSE this legislation

 

SenateBill # Sponsor Summary Status
 S. 517  Fischer, Neb.  A bill to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act.  We SUPPORT this legislation.