/  H.R. 3409 - Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act

H.R. 3409 - Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 3409 PDF XML

            ::  Summary of changes contained in Rules Committee Print 112-32, as provided by the Committee on Energy and Commerce [PDF]
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  • Text of H. Rept. 112-670 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-2 on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 788: 
Adopted by record vote of 233-182, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 238-179, on Thursday, September 20, 2012. 

MANAGERS: Bishop/Slaughter

1. Closed rule for H.J. Res. 118.

2. Provides one hour of general debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.

4. Provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution.

6. Provides one motion to recommit.

7. Structured rule for H.R. 3409.

8. Provides one hour of general debate with 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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

10. Makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-32 as original text for purpose of amendment and provides that it shall be considered as read.

11. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

12. Makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 3409 printed in the Rules Committee report. 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.

13. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

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

15. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day during the period from September 22, 2012 through November 12, 2012: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred at a later time.

16. Section 4 authorizes the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.

17. Section 5 of the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

18. Section 6 of the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII.

19. Section 7 or the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct).

 

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
8Version 1Benishek (MI)RepublicanWould require the Committee for the Cumulative Analysis of Regulations that Impact Energy and Manufacturing in the United States to include the health effects associated with regulatory costs in its assessment.Made In Order
9Version 1Benishek (MI)RepublicanWithdrawn Would require the Administrator of the EPA to work with all relevant stakeholders and subject matter experts to implement a standardization of testing to detect accurately and consistently any increase or reduction in waterborne pathogenic microorganisms, toxic chemicals, or toxic metals.Withdrawn
5Version 1Berg (ND), Flake, Jeff (AZ), Gosar (AZ), Lankford (OK)RepublicanWould give power to the states to revoke any existing federal implementation plan (FIP) with regard to the regulation of visibility. In revoking the FIP, the state must propose a state implementation plan (SIP) to regulate visibility within 2 years. This amendment also gives the states a minimum of five years to become compliant with federal standards if they choose to accept the FIP, allowing businesses time to plan for the changes. Made In Order
24Version 1Blumenauer (OR)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Late Would strike the text of H.R. 3409 and replaces it with H.R. 3307, bipartisan legislation that will extend the Production Tax Credit until January 1, 2017. Submitted
10Version 1Boswell (IA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Would insert the text of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012.Submitted
21Version 1Boswell (IA)DemocratLate Would extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit through the end of 2016.Submitted
6Version 1Bucshon (IN)RepublicanWould require that the Secretary, or any other Federal official proposing a rule under this Act, shall publish with each rule proposed under this Act each, scientific study the Secretary or other official, respectively, relied on in developing the rule. This amendment will ensure that rules being issued are based on scientific study. Made In Order
19Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Would insert the text of S. 1789, the "21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012." Submitted
20Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratLate Would provide protection from illness and death that may result from H.R. 3409. Submitted
1Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratWould require EPA and the Department of Transportation to submit a report to Congress within 6 months on the health, environmental, and public health impacts of fugitive coal dust. Made In Order
2Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratWould clarify that nothing in Title I of the bill would preempt other federal departments or state and local agencies from enforcing rules to protect the environment, public health, and public safety from the impacts of mining and transporting coal. Submitted
4Version 1Deutch (FL)DemocratWould block the provisions of the Act until the National Cancer Institute determines that the Act will not result in an increased cancer risk for vulnerable populations.Submitted
15Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanWould add language to the end of the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012” which would limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue regulations on the Navajo Generating Station, located near Page, Arizona.Made In Order
18Version 1Harris (MD)RepublicanWould reinforce the transparency and sound science requirements in the bill. Specifically, it would require EPA to make data and modeling inputs available to the public, and would require Regulatory Impact Analysis to undergo external peer review according to the agency's own peer review guidelines.Made In Order
17Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratWould ensure that underlying bill does not prohibit the Secretary of Interior from issuing regulations that are necessary to protect public health, protect the safety of workers, or to ensure a proper return to American taxpayers. Submitted
7Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould strike section 503 of the committee print. The existing deadlines in subsections (m) and (q) of section 404 of the Clean Water Act would remain unchanged. Made In Order
14Version 2Kelly (PA)RepublicanRevised Would require the Secretary of Transportation to submit a report to Congress estimating the number of jobs, the fatalities and injuries, and the cost to the economy caused by the"2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards" rule. Would require that the Secretary shall not consult with the EPA or the California Air Resources Board to complete the report.Made In Order
28Version 1Latham (IA)RepublicanLate Would express the sense of Congress that extending incentives for wind energy production will help ensure the diversity of domestic energy resources, continued investment in rural America, and certainty for the tens of thousands of jobs supported by the wind industry.Submitted
27Version 1Levin, Sander (MI)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Late Would strike and replace the text of the act in consideration with the “Middle Class Tax Cut Act.” Submitted
11Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould create a national renewable electricity and energy efficiency standard.Made In Order
12Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould allow the Environmental Protection Agency to take any action using its authority under the Clean Air Act if such action would increase North American energy independence by reducing demand for oil.Made In Order
13Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould allow the Secretary of Interior to promulgate rules under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, if such rule would reduce the prevalence of pulmonary diseases, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease or reduce the prevalence of birth defects or reproductive problems in pregnant women or children.Made In Order
22Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanLate Would prohibit the EPA from retroactively vetoing a Section 404 Permit under the Clean Water Act, just as Mr. McKinley's bill H.R. 457 would do. Made In Order
23Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanLate Would require that all “major rules”, having an annual affect on the economy of $100 million or more, covered under the legislation be required to have a vote by Congress before the covered action is allowed to proceed. Submitted
26Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanLate Would add a new section of findings to the bill relating to EPA greenhouse gas regulations and a price on carbon. Would also add a Sense of Congress rejecting legislation enacting and prompting greenhouse gas regulations and a price on carbon. Submitted
25Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratLate Would add S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Act, at the end of H.R. 3409.Submitted
3Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould prohibit the Secretary from awarding a lease to a bidder on coal leases if the bidder does not disclose information about the campaign and SuperPac contributions the bidder made to influence an election for federal office during the 5-year period preceding the submission of the bid to the Secretary. Submitted
16Version 1Waxman (CA)DemocratWould strike the language that would repeal EPA’s scientific finding that carbon pollution endangers the public health and welfare.Made In Order