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H.R. 6 - Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 113-48 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce 

  • Text of H.R. 6 PDF XML

    Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (as introduced)

  • H. Rept. 113-477 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, June 23, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 636: 
Agreed to by record vote of 221-186, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 219-184, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. 

MANAGERS: Burgess/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 6.

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 the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-48 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 part A 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 part A of the report.

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

9. Structured rule for H.R. 3301.

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

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

12. 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 113-49 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of 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.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

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

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Bridenstine (OK)RepublicanRepeals certain restrictions on crude oil and coal exports.Submitted
8Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratEnsures that section 2 shall not take effect until DOE confirms that LNG exports from the pending applications will not adversely impact American consumers or increase the cost of electricity or home heating.Submitted
7Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratRequires an applicant to disclose any intention to use eminent domain for any construction necessary for LNG exports.Made In Order
1Version 1Engel (NY)DemocratEnsures that the National Environmental Policy Act environmental review is completed before a final decision can be made on an LNG export application.Submitted
4Version 2Garamendi (CA)DemocratRevised Clarifies that a viable merchant marine is in the public interest and should be taken into consideration when processing applications under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act.Submitted
5Version 2Garamendi (CA)DemocratRevised Grants priority to the processing of approvals for LNG facilities that will be supplied with or export LNG by U.S.-flag vessels.Submitted
3Version 1Gardner (CO), Green, Gene (TX)Bi-PartisanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Strikes the subsection requiring a 90 day decision deadline and replace it with a 30 day decision deadline requiring DOE to issue a final decision on applications to export LNG following the conclusion of the NEPA environmental review of the LNG facilities. For the purposes of the 30 day decision deadline, the NEPA review would be considered concluded: for a project requiring an Environmental Impact Statement, 30 days after publication of a Final Environmental Impact Statement; for a project for which an Environmental Assessment has been prepared, 30 days after publication by DOE of a Finding of No Significant Impact; and upon determination by the lead agency that an application is eligible for a Categorical Exclusion pursuant to NEPA. Made In Order
11Version 1Holt (NJ), Quigley (IL)DemocratLate Requires the Secretary of Energy, before approving any natural gas exports, to make a public interest determination in consideration of how exports will affect domestic natural gas prices, jobs and manufacturing, and other factors.Made In Order
9Version 1Reed (NY)RepublicanProvides a for a study by the Department of Energy to determine the cost to transportation infrastructure for the export of natural gas. Provides for a fee to be collected to offset those costs. Submitted
10Version 2Reed (NY)RepublicanRevised Allows a State to impose duty on natural gas destined for export to a foreign nation through an LNG terminal for purposes of using the revenue to fund improvements to roads and bridges. Submitted
12Version 2Tonko (NY)DemocratLate Revised Ensures that section 2 shall not take effect until DOE confirms that LNG exports from the pending applications will not adversely impact the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.Submitted
6Version 2Turner (OH), Ryan, Tim (OH)Bi-PartisanRevised Expresses the sense of Congress that it is in the public interest of the United States to approve the export of U.S. natural gas under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act.Made In Order