H.R. 1231 - Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 1231 PDF XML

    Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium

    Text of H. Rept. 112-69 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information


REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Reported by a record vote of 243-179, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 241-179, on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. 

MANAGERS: Reed/McGovern

1. Structured rule.

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. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources shall be considered as adopted and that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

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 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 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 (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
14Version 1Bishop, Tim (NY)DemocratWould require the Secretary to make public data regarding the tax subsidies received by the lessee. Submitted
20Version 1Boswell (IA)DemocratWould require the Secretary of Interior to include requirements for any person awarded a lease under the program to give preference to hiring veterans for activities under the lease.Submitted
10Version 1Brown, Corrine (FL)DemocratWould make permanent the current moratorium on drilling in the eastern gulf of Mexico that expires in 2022.Made In Order
26Version 1Capps (CA)DemocratWould seek to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing a lease on OCS lands that are seaward or adjacent to a coastal State which has a moratorium on offshore oil, gas, and mining activities.Submitted
3Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratWould establish within the Department of Treasury a special fund for the collection of at least 80% of Clean Water Act fines and penalties related to the BP Gulf Spill.Submitted
8Version 1Connolly (VA), Scott, Bobby (VA), Moran, James (VA)DemocratWould clarify that new offshore drilling would not conflict with military operations.Made In Order
27Version 2Cuellar (TX)DemocratRevised Would require a GAO report detailing the effects of both the Obama Administration drilling moratorium and this Act on energy technology innovation and diversification, domestic energy prices in the United States, and the extent to which this Act has helped create new jobs.Submitted
28Version 3Cuellar (TX)DemocratRevised Would require that all new drilling continues to protect the coastal environment, marine environment, and human environment of state coastal areas and the Outer Continental Shelf.Submitted
31Version 1Garamendi, John, Thompson, Mike (CA), Schrader (OR)DemocratWould ensure the protection of the entire West Coast of the United States by amending the proposed criteria when making available for leasing any outer Continental Shelf planning areas for the 2012-2017 five-year oil and gas leasing program.Submitted
2Version 1Hastings, Doc (WA)RepublicanWould make technical numbering corrections to section 2 of the bill.Made In Order
19Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWould prohibit any lease-sale from going forward where either the National Academy of Science or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has determined that use by human beings of any non-renewable resource expected to be extracted from the subject property contributes to global climate change.Submitted
1Version 1Holt (NJ), Sarbanes (MD), Pascrell (NJ), Pallone (NJ), Rothman (NJ)DemocratWould prohibit oil and gas lease sales in the Atlantic Ocean.Submitted
29Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratWould add a safety component to the oil production goal established by the bill without changing the production goal. The goal is to reduce the fatality rate for workers in the oil and gas industry to half or less of that for the 2004 to 2009 period.Submitted
30Version 1Inslee (WA)DemocratWould require the Washington state Governor and legislature approve any leasing of the Outer Continental Shelf off of Washington state.Made In Order
12Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould grant coastal states access to revenues generated from lease sales.Submitted
13Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould provide qualified outer continental shelf revenue to coastal producing states.Submitted
23Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould require the Secretary of Interior to conduct a study to identify the necessary levels of staffing and training of technical engineers and such other personnel as are necessary to review bids for leases to be made available in oil and gas leasing programs under this Act and report back to Congress.Submitted
24Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould change the short title to "Restoring America's Energy Leadership Act of 2011."Submitted
25Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) DemocratWould change the short title to "America's Plan for Offshore Energy Act of 2011."Submitted
11Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratWould require the Secretary to make public information about the lessee's executive bonuses from the most recent quarter. Made In Order
5Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould require that new 5-year leasing plans require that companies bidding on new leases first renegotiate any royalty-free leases they own; thus raising more than $2 billion over 10 years.Made In Order
7Version 1McGovern (MA), Welch (VT), Blumenauer (OR)DemocratWould reduce the federal deficit by $40 billion by eliminating subsidies to oil companies.Submitted
15Version 1Miller, George (CA)DemocratWould require that the Interior Secretary include safety information when compiling the report required by the bill. Such information should include companies' obligations under the Oil Pollution Act, history of worker fatalities, and violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Clean Water Act, or Clean Air Act.Submitted
6Version 1Pallone (NJ), Holt (NJ)DemocratWould prohibit the Secretary of Interior from including lease sales in the Atlantic Ocean in the 2012-2017 5-year oil and gas leasing program.Submitted
9Version 1Runyan (NJ)RepublicanWould allow individual States to “opt-out” of five year leasing plans located within a state’s administrative boundaries if the people of a state agree to do so via a referendum vote. Submitted
4Version 1Thompson, Mike (CA)DemocratWould clarify that the legislation does not allow for oil and gas drilling on the northern coast of California. Made In Order
16Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould rename the bill "Putting Big Oil Profits Above America's Safety Act".Submitted
17Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould direct the Secretary of Interior to issue a yearly report to Congress detailing steps taken by industry and the agency to improve facility management. The report also calls for an update on progress made relating to NEPA and other steps taken to address safety and environmental concerns. Submitted
18Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould direct the IG of the Department of Interior to submit a yearly report to Congress describing BOEMRE's efforts to improve offshore safety and accident investigation. The report also calls for an evaluation of the safety efforts and recommendations for improvements. Submitted
21Version 2Tsongas (MA)DemocratRevised Would require that all applicants for a drilling permit under a lease issued under H.R. 1231 would have to submit a worst-case scenario oil spill containment and clean-up plan.Made In Order
22Version 1Tsongas (MA), Markey, Edward (MA), Tierney (MA)DemocratWould protect the George's Bank fishing grounds from oil and gas development.Submitted