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H.R. 3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability Act

Bill Text

  • Text of Rules Committee Print 113-40 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 3826 as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

  • Text of H.R. 3826 PDF XML

    Electricity Security and Affordability Act (as reported)

  • Text of H. Rept. 113-365 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce (as filed) 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 5-4 on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 497: 
AGREED TO by record vote of 228-182, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 221-184, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 

MANAGERS: Burgess (TX)/Slaughter

1. Structured rule for H.R. 3826.

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

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

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-40 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

6. Makes in order only those further amendments 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 red, 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.

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

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

9. Closed rule for H.R. 4118.

10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Way and Means.

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

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

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

14. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Capito (WV)RepublicanClarifies that the bill does not preclude a performance standard that is based on a technology developed in a foreign country, as long as that technology has been demonstrated to be achievable at a power plant in the United States. Made In Order
5Version 1Capps (CA), McNerney (CA)DemocratAllows the EPA to consider all pollution control technologies being used in the United States or elsewhere when setting new power plant emission standards. Made In Order
7Version 1Latta (OH)RepublicanClarifies that the definition of “demonstration project” refers to projects that are receiving federal government funding or financial assistance. Made In Order
2Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanRequires the EPA when submitting their report to Congress to consult with the Energy Information Administration; Comptroller General; National Energy Technology Laboratory; and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. Made In Order
3Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanWhen reporting to the Congress, the amendment will, additionally, require the EPA to look at the economic impact of such rule or guidelines, including the potential effects on: require capital investments and projected costs for operation and maintenance of new equipment required to be installed; and the global competitiveness of the United States.Made In Order
8Version 1Schakowsky (IL), Lowenthal (CA)DemocratLate Revised Accepts the scientific finding of the EPA that greenhouse gas pollution is "contributing to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects."Made In Order
4Version 1Smith, Lamar (TX), Schweikert (AZ)RepublicanRequires the Administrator to apply the specific criteria, under the bill, for setting a standard based on the best system of emission reduction for new sources within the coal category, when setting a standard for any fossil fuel category.Made In Order
6Version 1Waxman (CA)DemocratRevised Provides that the bill takes effect when the Administrator of the EIA certifies that another Federal program, other than one under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, will reduce carbon pollution in at least equivalent quantities, with similar timing and from the same sources as the reductions required under the rules and guidelines nullified by section 4.Made In Order