US Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) have introduced legislation—H.R. 5180 —that would cap the maximum volume of ethanol blended into the transportation fuel supply at 9.7% of projected gasoline demand as determined by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
It also requires EPA to meet its statutory deadlines in setting annual RFS volumes. If the EPA fails to meet a deadline, the previous RFS volumes under the blend wall would apply.
Representatives Steve Womack (R-AR) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA) are also original cosponsors of the bill.