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H.R. 1229 - Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 1229 PDF XML

    Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

  • Text of H. Rept. 112-67 Part 1 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources 

Rule Information

 

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION FOR H. RES. 245: 
Adopted by record vote of 245-167, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 241-171, on Thursday, May 5, 2011.  

MANAGERS: Bishop/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1229.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources shall be considered as adopted.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 1229 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Provides that each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 1230.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

13. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 1230 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Provides that each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

14. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the report.

15. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

16. Directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 1229, add the text of H.R. 1230 as passed by the House as a new matter at the end of H.R. 1229.

 

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
5Version 1Brown, Corrine (FL)DemocratWould make permanent the current moratorium on drilling in the eastern gulf of Mexico that expires in 2022.Submitted
1Version 1Buchanan (FL)RepublicanWould give the Department of the Interior the authority to deny drilling permits to companies that do business with countries that the U.S. currently has sanctions or an embargo against.Submitted
24Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratWould establish within the Department of Treasury a special fund for the collection of at least 80% of Clean Water Act fines and penalties related to the BP Gulf Spill.Submitted
6Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWould ensure that oil exploration and production is subject to environmental review.Submitted
7Version 1Connolly (VA), Moran, James (VA)DemocratWould ensure oil companies are liable for the full cost of oil spill cleanups.Submitted
20Version 1Cummings (MD)DemocratWould specify that leases and permits issued on or after January 1, 2012 authorizing exploration, development, or production of oil and gas resources within the exclusive economic zone must include a requirement that drilling and production activities be conducted by vessels flagged in the United States.Submitted
4Version 1Deutch (FL)DemocratWould strike section 202 of H.R. 1229, so that states outside of the 5th Circuit can have their courts hear civil actions relating to energy projects in the Gulf of Mexico.Made In Order
14Version 1Garamendi, JohnDemocratWould implement the Commission’s recommendation by requiring that in reviewing a drilling permit, the Secretary consult with an independent drilling safety organization not affiliated with the oil industry trade association.Made In Order
15Version 1Garamendi, JohnDemocratWould require oil and natural gas facilities permitted offshore to be constructed solely of equipment and materials manufactured in the United States creating revenue for American companies and jobs for American workers.Submitted
10Version 1Hanabusa (HI)DemocratWould state that the Secretary shall not issue an offshore drilling permit without certifying that the applicant has calculated a worst-case discharge scenario for the proposed drilling operations; and has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the applicant possesses the capability and technology to respond immediately and effectively to such worst-case discharge scenario.Made In Order
12Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWould require a detailed description of the extent to which and by when any oil found on the leased property will decrease the price of crude oil and at the pump for hardworking Americans.Made In Order
13Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWould strike Section 207, the limitation on attorneys' fees.Made In Order
8Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratSubstitute Would replace the text of the underlying bill with that of the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act and would remove the $75 million cap on liability for damages and losses resulting from offshore oil well spills.Submitted
9Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratWould strike a provision in the underlying bill that would “deem” drilling permits approved after 60 days even if the necessary safety and environmental reviews have not be completed. Would leave in place a timeline for approving drilling permits, but prevents permits from being “deemed” approved before the safety review has been completed.Made In Order
3Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould ensure a reasonable period for review of applications and eliminate the language that could result in the automatic approval of applications. Made In Order
11Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWithdrawn Would strike certain provisions of the bill to extend time for the Department of Interior to make a decision on permit applications. Would strikes provision deeming permit as approved if no decision is made by Department of Interior.Withdrawn
26Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratLate Requires Secretary of Interior to conduct a study and report to Congress on Department of Interior Staffing and Training levels. Submitted
2Version 2Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratRevised Would implement basic offshore drilling safety reforms recommended by the independent BP spill commission. The Commission found that the root causes of the BP spill were “systematic” and could have been prevented. The Markey amendment would set specific new minimum standards for blow-out preventers, cementing and well design. Made In Order
21Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWould amend bill to emphasize quality of court decisions instead of speed of court decisions. Made In Order
22Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWould require safety review of permits to take into consideration all applicable safety, environmental and fisheries laws. Made In Order
23Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWould lift timeline requirements if the agency lacks an adequate budget or lacks staff expertise to properly review permits. Made In Order
19Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratWould impose a protective mandate and prohibition on drilling in important ecological areas of the OCS, and strikes Title II – Judicial Review.Submitted
25Version 1Shuler (NC)DemocratLate Would suspend the 18.4 cent/gallon federal fuels tax for 45 days and offsets all associated costs by eliminating certain tax incentives for large integrated oil and gas companies for one year.Submitted
16Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould direct the Secretary of Interior to prohibit lease extension if lease holder cannot demonstrate exploration and development under the current lease. Submitted
17Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould reduce 10-year lease terms down to 3-year terms. Submitted
18Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould rename the bill to “Drilling a Bigger Hole in the Deficit Act”.Submitted