The lead sponsor of this bill in the Senate (S.1120) is Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) as original cosponsors. The lead sponsor in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2014) is our very own Central Texas Representative, Congressman John Carter (R-TX) with Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) as original sponsors.
Senator Roy Blunt stated, “During a time when families and job creators in Missouri and across America are struggling to make ends meet, it’s critical that we continue to support domestic energy alternatives. Propane is a clean and reliable fuel, and this bill will provide consumers with greater access to this domestically-produced alternative.”
If you have followed Texas Propane Fleets you know that nearly 15 million vehicles run on propane autogas worldwide, making it the third most popular motor fuel. Autogas-powered vehicles produce significantly lower particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrocarbon emissions than traditional gasoline powered vehicles, all without significant reduction in a vehicle’s range or power.
Propane Days, taking place this month in Washington, D.C., will provide propane retailers, and industry organizations to champion the bill. Industry representatives from all over America will meet with their Congresspersons during this time to provide further input, education, and resources on the issues addressed by the Propane GAS Act, and to encourage its passage. Please join me in thanking Congress for recognizing the important role propane autogas plays as an alternative fuel source and reducing our dependence on foreign oil!