Rep. Kevin Yoder, 3rd District of Kansas, Speaks at FIA August Luncheon
Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS-03) spoke at the Fairfax Industrial Association's monthly meeting at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Rep. Yoder updated the group about issues facing Congress and the 3rd District, as well as highlighted his efforts to stop harmful regulations that would hinder businesses and job growth to the Fairfax Industrial Association (FIA).
During Rep. Yoder's speech to local leaders and FIA members, he discussed the new compliance regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency at length. As you may know, unfunded mandates being pushed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would increase a typical Wyandotte citizen's electric bill nearly 20 percent and force the BPU to spend $250 million. Rep. Yoder spoke about the legislation he introduced, H.R. 4654 the Lower Electric Bill Act of 2014, which would delay these new rules for 5 years so we can study the economic impact these regulations. Delaying the new compliance regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency while we search for better alternatives is important in efforts to protect general consumers, as well as the power companies, from burdensome utility bills and harmful mandates.
After the FIA meeting, Rep. Yoder toured the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant to visit with employees and see production in action.
Rep. Yoder appreciated the opportunity to speak at the Fairfax Industrial Association monthly meeting and truly enjoyed listening to concerns and answering the thoughtful questions from the audience.