Press Release

McHenry Testifies on RPM Act

Advocates for bill combating EPA overreach before House Science Committee

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Washington, March 15, 2016 | Jeff Butler (202-225-2576) | comments

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) today testified about the RPM Act, his recently introduced legislation combating EPA overreach into motorsports, before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Oversight Subcommittee. Full video of his testimony at the hearing entitled 'Racing to Regulate: EPA's Latest Overreach on Amateur Drivers' can be found here or by clicking the image below. 

On March 8th, Chief Deputy Whip McHenry joined with Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) in introducing H.R. 4715, the RPM Act. You can learn more about the bill here. Further coverage of the bill's introduction can be found below.

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