Republicans eye return of the 'Mact' in payroll fight

Industry critics of the EPA rules call them too onerous and allege they will lead to job losses, while EPA and public health advocates call the claims overstated and say the rules provide vital public health protections.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told E2 that he’d seek inclusion of the boiler MACT language in a final deal on the payroll tax bill.

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), a member of the energy panel, wants it included as well, calling it a jobs provision.

“We are hoping that does stay in. If part of this bill is unemployment, we also want to parts that are employment in there, so that’s our goal,” he said at the Capitol Tuesday.

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