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H.R. 910 - Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 910 PDF XML

    Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

  • Text of H. Rept. 112-50 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION H.RES. 203:
Adopted by record vote of 250-172, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 266-158, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. 

                                                                    MANAGERS: Sessions/Polis

1) Structured Rule.

2) Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of the Committee on Energy aand Commerce.

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

4) Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5) Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a subsitute

6) Makes in order only those amendments printed in 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 debateable 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 the report.

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

Amendments

aVersion #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
22Version 1Blumenauer (OR), Doggett (TX), McDermott (WA)DemocratSubstitute Would amend the Clean Air Act to prevent the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing an energy tax.Submitted
27Version 1Clarke (MI)DemocratWithdrawn Would allow the EPA to continue to give guidance to auto manufacturers regarding fuel economy and emissions standards and develop the 2017-2025 standards.Withdrawn
29Version 1Cleaver (MO)DemocratRevised Would have Congress accept the following findings of the 2004 report, African Americans and Climate Change: an Unequal Burden, stating global climate change will disproportionally burden communities of color. Revised
14Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWould change the short title to "Middle Eastern Economic Development and Assistance Act."Submitted
15Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWould change the short title to "Protecting Americans from Polar Bears Act."Submitted
16Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWould change the short title to "Koch Brothers Appreciation Act."Submitted
17Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWould change the short title to "Oil Producing Economy Capitulation Act."Submitted
18Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWould change the short title to "Head in the Sand Act."Submitted
19Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWould express the sense of Congress that when Congress passed the Clean Air Act in 1970 it gave the EPA Administrator authority to regulate pollutants which would alter "climate" and "weather."Submitted
20Version 1Connolly (VA), Langevin (RI)DemocratWould require that, prior to enactment, the Secretary of Defense must certify that the bill does not pose a threat to national security.Submitted
23Version 1Connolly (VA), Quigley (IL)DemocratWould reaffirm the finding that global warming is unequivocal and caused by humans as summarize by the 2007 International Panel on Climate Change report.Submitted
34Version 1Crowley (NY)DemocratWould eliminate the exception for the renewable fuel standard (ethanol) in the bill.Submitted
1Version 1Cuellar (TX)DemocratRevised Would amend the definition of greenhouse gas, to remove water vapor as a part of the definition, amend the act by striking the removal of existing EPA findings and rules, and exempt all auto standards from the legislation.Revised
28Version 1Doyle (PA), Ryan, Tim (OH), Inslee (WA)DemocratSubstitute Withdrawn Would determine whether regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act to address climate change, would cause greenhouse gas leakage and reduce the international competitiveness of United States producers of energy-intensive products. Withdrawn
31Version 1Doyle (PA), Ryan, Tim (OH)DemocratWould include a study to determine whether regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act to address climate change, if not repealed or otherwise made unauthorized by section 2 of the bill, would cause greenhouse gas leakage and reduce the international competitiveness of United States producers of energy-intensive products. Made In Order
38Version 1Garamendi, JohnDemocratLATE Would authorize such sums as to be appropriated for state governments to conduct studies examining the number of deaths in their states attributed to air pollutants that originate in other states.Submitted
4Version 1Hanna (NY)RepublicanWould add an additional sense of Congress stating that Congress should pursue energy policies that promote the environmentally-responsible development of all American energy sources, including climate change-neutral technologies.Submitted
30Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratSubstitute Would substitute the text of the Bringing Reductions to Energy's Airborne Toxic Health Effects (BREATHE) Act for the underlying bill. The BREATHE Act would make Hydrogen Sulfide a regulated emission under the Clean Air Act and remove the exemption for oil and gas drilling from aggregated "major source" requirements under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).Submitted
32Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould change the short title of the bill to "Termination of EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation in Order To Eliminate the Clean Air Act".Submitted
36Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould require an EPA study to determine the long term impact of a complete ban on their authority to regulate greenhouse gases.Made In Order
37Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould insert a new section to provide considerations and procedures in finalizing greenhouse gas regulations.Made In Order
33Version 1Kind (WI), Owens (NY)DemocratRevised Would codify the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tailoring Rule in order to protect farms, small businesses, and small- and medium-sized stationary sources from greenhouse gas regulation.Made In Order
12Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould ensure that any prohibition on or limitation to EPA’s Clean Air Act authority contained in the bill would not apply to any action EPA could take to reduce demand for oil.Made In Order
35Version 1McGovern (MA), Blumenauer (OR), Welch (VT)DemocratWould reduce the federal deficit by $40 billion by eliminating subsidies to oil companies.Submitted
21Version 1McNerney (CA)DemocratRevised Would clarify that voluntary programs addressing climate change classify as exceptions to the bill’s prohibitions.Made In Order
11Version 1Murphy, Christopher (CT)DemocratWould clarify that the Agency can continue to provide technical assistance to states taking action to limit greenhouse gas emissions.Made In Order
24Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWould add to the Sense of Congress that the soundness of climate science was found unaffected by the ‘climategate’ scandal.Submitted
25Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWould change the short title of the bill to the “Dirty Air Act of 2011.”Submitted
26Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWould ensure the EPA Administrator can protect the public health in case of public health emergency. Made In Order
2Version 1Pompeo (KS)RepublicanWould ensure the Government does not regulate greenhouse gases under the National Environmental Policy Act. Submitted
3Version 1Pompeo (KS)RepublicanWould ensure the Government does not regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Water Act. Submitted
6Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratWould require GAO to report to Congress the results of a study of health care costs in the U.S. as affected by the elimination of EPA regulation under this Act, as compared to health care costs in the U.S. as would be affected by the EPA proceeding under their regulating authority as determined in Massachusetts v. EPA.Made In Order
7Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratWould modify the Sense of Congress at the end of the bill to add scientific findings and the results of the EPA Second Prospective Report on Clean Air Act functionality from 1990 to 2020. Submitted
39Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratLATE Would prevent the provisions of this act from going into effect until the EPA Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, certifies that the consequences of not regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and its subsequent impact on climate change, including the potential to create sustained natural and humanitarian disasters and the ability to likely foster political instability where societal demands exceed the capacity of governments to cope, do not jeopardize American security interests at home or abroad.Made In Order
40Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratLATE Would prevent the provisions of this Act from taking effect until the EPA Administrator certifies that the United States’ investment in technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy (including wind power, solar power, hydro power, biomass, bio-fuels, and geothermal power) and energy efficiency exceeds China’s investment in such technology. Submitted
8Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Would ensure American superiority in clean energy investments worldwide by requiring Congress to develop policies if it makes a determination that that the United States is not the number one global investor in clean energy in any given year.Withdrawn
9Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Would encourage Congress to hold 20 field hearings near stationary sites during the next year to give the public the opportunity to tell Members of Congress the impacts this legislation has on their health. Withdrawn
10Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Would ensure America has some of the cleanest and safest air and water worldwide by requiring congress to develop policies if it determines that the United States does not have the cleanest air and water of any nation in the world in any given year.Withdrawn
5Version 1Waxman (CA), DeGette (CO), Inslee (WA)DemocratWould add a new section with respect to Congressional Acceptance of Scientific Findings: Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate changes is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare.Made In Order
13Version 1Welch (VT)DemocratWould exempt the Energy Star program from any restrictions placed on the EPA in the underlying bill. Submitted