Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Rush and Barton Send Letter to Appropriations Committees Requesting They Maintain Authority for the Department of Energy Loan Program Office

Jan 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee and U.S. Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas), Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting that they maintain authority for the Department of Energy Loan Program Office (LPO) with a level of $100–$200 million in funding that has already been appropriated by Congress as they consider the Continuing Resolution for FY2018.

This funding would allow important U.S. energy and transportation infrastructure projects to access a meaningful portion of the $41 billion in remaining LPO funding authority.

The full text of the letter is below:

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