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In a bid to draw attention to legislation relating to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) invoked both Fergie and Megan Thee Stallion on Wednesday.
"I rise to continue our celebration of 'hot FERC summer' " Casten said during floor remarks. "As climate activist Fergie would certainly say, the FERC-alicious definition is to make our planet cooler."
"Having a well air-conditioned home when it's 'hot, hot,' that's FERC-alicious, getting your electricity from the lowest cost reliable source - FERC-alicious - an electric transmission system that keeps everything from electric vehicles to steel mills running with zero-carbon electricity, FERC-alicious," he added, referencing the song "Fergalicious."
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.- The Hill (@thehill) : "I rise to continue our hot FERC summer. As climate activist Fergie would certainly say, the FERCalicious definition is to make our planet cooler."
A spokesperson for the lawmakers said that the bill in question, called the "The Right to Timely Rehearings at FERC Act" and introduced Wednesday, is aimed at speeding up the timeline for the agency to respond to requests for rehearing orders on its decisions.
It follows a court decision last year that that a commission practice of delaying such appeals was illegal.
This is not the first time that Casten has invoked popular music to draw attention to FERC. Last week, he previously invoked "hot FERC summer" in a floor speech last week.
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The phrase "hot girl summer" was popularized by pop star Megan Thee Stallion.
In his speech on Wednesday, Casten also called for a "fully staffed FERC."
There's an open seat on the commission that President Biden has yet to fill.
The agency is led by five commissioners, and no more than three of them can be from the same political party. Biden's eventual nominee is expected to give Democrats a 3-2 majority.
Casten also plans to introduce another FERC-related bill next week, which would say that electricity prices that don't account for the price of greenhouse gas emissions are "unjust, unreasonable, or unduly preferential, or discriminatory."
And he's recently introduced a bill that would compel the agency to require grid operators to look for electricity transmission solutions across different regions.
Daniel Radcliffe sings and twerke in his Miracle Workers series and we have the video! .
while we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first film Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe continues his career. You might not know but the British actor is the Star of Miracle Workers, a series of anthology launched in 2019 in which the former interpreter of the young sorcerer has fun. The evidence with an excerpt from season 3 which was launched in July 2021 in the United States in which he sings ... and Twerke! You no longer go see it as before.