Sterling, VA– Delegate Barbara Comstock released the following statement following the public comment issued by the independent, nonpartisan State Corporation Commission to the EPA concluding the proposed EPA rule would “increase substantially the bills and rates Virginians pay for electricity.”:
“The independent nonpartisan analysis of the State Corporation Commission (SCC) should alarm all of those concerned about the rising costs of burdensome regulations from this Administration. The analysis released today confirmed our worst fears that the regulations from the EPA and President Obama’s regulatory policies could devastate Virginia’s economy, kill jobs and drive up energy costs and cost Virginia consumers $5.5 to $6 billion in higher energy costs. I oppose these regulations as should every elected official in Virginia given the huge burden it would be. John Foust will support job killing EPA regulations that stifle the economy, kill Virginia jobs, hurt our small businesses, and drive up costs for working families. Sadly, these higher costs will hurt just about everyone — our senior citizens, hospitals, small businesses and large manufacturers, and the hardworking taxpayers of Virginia. John Foust would be a rubber stamp for President Obama and Nancy Pelosi if sent to Congress. Every elected official should oppose this burdensome and costly proposal.”
Barbara Comstock is currently a member of the House of Delegates serving McLean, Great Falls, and parts of Vienna and Loudoun County. Comstock was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 and re-elected in 2011 and 2013. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee and is the only woman serving as a Chairman in the House of Delegates. She also serves on the Transportation, and Commerce & Labor Committees. Comstock previously served as a senior aide to Congressman Frank Wolf, a senior Justice Department official, a senior partner in a law firm and a small business owner. She has lived in McLean, VA for the past 33 years where she raised her three children with her husband, Chip.