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H.R. 4899 - Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 113-50 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as introduced

  • Text of H.R. 4899 PDF XML

    Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014 (as introduced)

  • H. Rept. 113-493 PDF

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 641: 
Agreed to by record vote of 228-189, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 238-180, on Wednesday,

MANAGERS: Bishop (UT)/Hastings (FL)

1. Structured rule for H.R. 4899.

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. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-50 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 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.

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

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

9. Modified-open rule for H.R. 4923.

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

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

12. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.

13. Provides that after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. During consideration of the bill for amendment: (1) amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment; and (2) no pro forma amendments shall be in order except that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.

14. Under the rules of the House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph.

15. Authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record.

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

17. Section 3 of the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from June 27, 2014, through July 7, 2014: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

18. Section 4 of the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.

19. Section 5 of the rule provides for consideration of concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July.

20. Section 6 provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
3Version 1Bishop, Rob (UT)RepublicanProhibits the Secretary from canceling, deferring or withdrawing any lease previously announced to be auctioned based on public comments received by the Department after the public comment period has expired. Made In Order
18Version 2Blumenauer (OR)DemocratLate Revised Requires companies holding leases, which allow them to drill on public lands off-shore without paying a royalty, to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases issued pursuant to Title I of this Act.Made In Order
11Version 1Capps (CA), Brownley (CA), Huffman (CA), Lowenthal (CA)DemocratEnsures Section 10203, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and Subtitle C of Title I, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states, have no force or effect.Submitted
12Version 2Capps (CA), Brownley (CA), Huffman (CA), Lowenthal (CA)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary of Interior, in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency, to conduct a study of the impacts of offshore oil and gas well stimulation activities on the marine environment.Submitted
13Version 1Capps (CA), Brownley (CA), Huffman (CA), Lowenthal (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Interior to notify all relevant state and local regulatory agencies and publish a notice in the Federal Register, within 30 days after receiving any application for a permit that would allow the conduct of any offshore oil and gas well stimulation activities.Made In Order
9Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratAuthorizes $10 million of the revenue generated by the underlying bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use existing authority to limit speculation in energy markets. Made In Order
4Version 2DelBene (WA)DemocratRevised Directs funding generated by the bill to be made available to improve the safety of the transportation of oil.Submitted
15Version 1Deutch (FL), Bachus (AL)Bi-PartisanRequires that any action involving a covered energy decision be brought in the United States district court for the district in which the Federal property for which a covered energy lease is issued is located. Strikes the option to file such an action in the District Court of the District of Columbia. Submitted
16Version 1Deutch (FL)DemocratStrikes the provision that an action involving a covered energy decision shall take precedence over all other pending matters before the district court.Made In Order
14Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanAllows the Propane Education and Resource Council to promote heating season propane shortage prevention.Submitted
1Version 1Duncan (SC), Rigell (VA), Wittman (VA), Hudson (NC), Graves, Tom (GA), Ellmers (NC)RepublicanDirects the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to include Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia into an administrative planning area for offshore leasing purposes.Made In Order
19Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Requires that all new revenues resulting from the enactment of this Act be allocated among and paid to every state in direct proportion to their respective population.Submitted
10Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratEstablishes an Office of Energy Employment and Training to ensure that veterans, women, and underrepresented minorities are fully included in the hiring and training efforts of the Department of the Interior’s energy planning, permitting, and regulatory agencies.Made In Order
7Version 1Lowenthal (CA), Capps (CA), Farr (CA), Holt (NJ), Honda (CA), Huffman (CA), Langevin (RI), Peters, Scott (CA), Pingree (ME), Shea-Porter (NH), Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratStrikes section 10410 which prohibits BOEM and BSEE from coordinating coastal and marine spatial planning under the National Ocean Policy.Made In Order
8Version 1Lowenthal (CA), Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires certain oil and gas NEPA Categorical Exclusions to be checked for Extraordinary Circumstances (such as a violation of State, Local, or Tribal law) before they are approved.Submitted
2Version 1Sanford (SC)RepublicanExtends State jurisdiction over submerged lands and to allow States to grant oil and natural gas leases in the extended area. The extension will cover 12 nautical miles from the coastline, which repeals the current law of 3 geographical miles. Submitted
17Version 2Welch (VT), Engel (NY)DemocratRevised Provides that the Secretary of the Interior may not issue a lease to an oil or gas company unless the company elects to not claim any deduction or credit for losses associated with a future spill unless the company has satisfied criteria that include paying for all cleanup costs and damages associated with that spill, and having a strong safety record for the five years preceding a future spill.Submitted
5Version 1Wittman (VA)RepublicanFosters STEM education in the South Atlantic states by allowing colleges, universities and historically black colleges and universities (with a preference to military veteran serving institutions of higher education) to partner with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to train the next generation of geological and geophysical scientists to better understand the oil, gas and other hydrocarbon potential of the offshore South Atlantic. Made In Order
6Version 1Wittman (VA), Duncan (SC)RepublicanGrants the Secretary of the Interior the ability to add a lease sale area to a finalized 5 year plan, as long as all of the National Environmental Policy Act requirements have been met on that specific area within the last 5 years. Made In Order