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H.R. 8 - North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-36 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 8, as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the texts of H.R. 2295 and H.R. 2358, as reported by the Committee on Natural Resources.
            ::  Summary of modifications contained in RCP 114-36, as provided by the Committee on Energy and Commerce  PDF
     
           ::  Manager's Amendment offered by Chairman Upton (Amendment #1)  PDF
                    — Detailed summary of manager's amendment  PDF

  • Text of H.R. 8 PDF XML

    North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (as reported)
            :: H.R. 8 (as introduced)  PDF XML

  • H. Rept. 114-347 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • Text of Committee Reports of Bills Contained in Rules Committee Print 114-36

            ::  H. Rept. 114-285—Report to accompany H.R. 2295  PDF
            ::  H. Rept. 114-287 Part 1—Report to accompany H.R. 2358  PDF

Rule Information

GENERAL DEBATE RULE
COMMITTEE ACTION:

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Monday, November 30, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 539: 
Adopted by record vote of 243-181, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 242-179, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  

MANAGERS:Burgess/McGovern

1. General debate rule for H.R. 8.

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. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

5. Closed rules for S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24.

6. Provides one hour of debate on each joint resolution equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

7. Waives all points of order against consideration of each joint resolution.

8. Provides that each joint resolution shall be considered as read.

9. Waives all points of order against provisions in each joint resolution.

10. Provides each joint resolution one motion to commit.

 

AMENDMENT CONSIDERATION RULE

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 542: 
Agreed to by reocrd vote of 240-181, after agreeing ot the previous question by record vote of 243-177, on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  

MANAGERS:Burgess/Polis

1. Structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 8.

2. Provides no further general debate.

3. 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 114-36 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

5. 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.

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

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

8. Section 2 provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1177.

9. Waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration.

10. Provides that the conference report shall be considered as read.

11. Provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable.

12. Debate on the conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
3Version 1Barton (TX), Cuellar (TX), McCaul (TX), Flores (TX), Conaway (TX)Bi-PartisanRepeals restrictions on the export of crude oil and includes provisions of HR 702 as passed by the House.Made In Order
53Version 1Beyer (VA), Tsongas (MA)DemocratRemoves language (previously in H.R. 2295) that makes it easier to put natural gas pipelines through national parks.Submitted
75Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratLate Strikes the repeal of Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act which establishes targets for reducing energy from fossil fuels in federal buildings.Made In Order
8Version 1Black (TN)RepublicanEnsures consistency in the enforcement of energy efficiency standards in manufactured housing while minimizing the regulatory burden on manufacturers. Submitted
79Version 1Brooks, Susan (IN)RepublicanLate Calls on the Department of Energy to review and update the data used for a 9 year old federal study on re-refined oil, and requires the development of a strategy to increase its collections and sustainability.Made In Order
15Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRepeals the federally mandated Energy Conservation Standards created in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.Submitted
77Version 1C?rdenas , Tony (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratLate Establishes grants to assist low income homeowners with solar installations and loan program to expand access to community solar facilities for low income residents.Submitted
14Version 1Cartwright (PA), Dold (IL)Bi-PartisanEstablishes a pilot program at the U.S. Department of Energy to provide financial grants to non-profit organizations to finance energy efficiency projects.Submitted
30Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratStrengthens energy infrastructure resiliency and improves energy efficiency by incentivizing local renewable thermal (heating and cooling) energy and waste heat such as combined heat and power and by providing technical assistance to eligible entities to establish distributed energy systems.Made In Order
31Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratReduces barriers to distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar to allow consumers to connect their distributed energy resources to the grid for a reasonable price while also ensuring that grid owners and operators are properly compensated.Submitted
32Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratAllows community solar projects to be connected to their power distribution system and allows the electricity produced by the community solar facility to be credited directly to each of the consumers that owns a share of the system.Made In Order
103Version 1Conaway (TX)RepublicanLate Withdrawn Ends the ban on crude oil exports. Withdrawn
42Version 1Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanAuthorizes voluntary vegetation management within 150 feet of the exterior boundary of the right-of-way near structures. Prevents sale of vegetation and limits legal liability. Made In Order
60Version 1Delaney (MD), Gibson (NY)Bi-PartisanAdds the following new Finding: Increasing investment in clean energy technology and energy efficiency has the opportunity to lower energy prices, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, grow our economy, create jobs, improve national security, and ultimately increase the security of our allies.Submitted
73Version 1DeSantis (FL), Walker (NC), Bridenstine (OK), Duncan (SC)RepublicanRepeals the Renewable Fuel Standard program. Submitted
74Version 1DeSantis (FL), Walker (NC)RepublicanWithdrawn Requests a GAO study on the Renewable Fuel Standard program.Withdrawn
33Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires a study by the Department of Labor to study the effectiveness of extending whistleblower protections to oil and gas industry workers on the outer Continental ShelfSubmitted
34Version 1DeSaulnier (CA), Lowey (NY), Garamendi (CA)DemocratRequires the Department of Energy to study the maximum level of volatility that is consistent with the safest practicable shipment of crude oil. Made In Order
35Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratClarifies the definition of biomass renewable energy to include the eligibility of municipally derived biosolids for use in the production of renewal energy.Submitted
36Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratExtends whistleblower protections to certain workers in the offshore oil and gas industry to promote safe working environments and energy securitySubmitted
29Version 1Deutch (FL), Takai (HI)Bi-PartisanPromotes the research, development, and demonstration of marine hydrokinetic energy technologies and improves the regulatory process for such programs.Made In Order
10Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Energy to collaborate with the Secretariat of Energy in Mexico and the Ministry of Natural Resources in Canada when developing guidelines to develop skill for an energy and manufacturing industry workforce. Made In Order
11Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanIncreases from 2 to 3 the number of energy security forums required to be convened by the underlying bill and stipulates that such forum should focus on North America, Central America and the Caribbean region.Submitted
69Version 2Duffy (WI), Pierluisi (PR)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the Secretary of Energy to submit a report to Congress examining whether the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which requires vessels transporting merchandise between two U.S. ports to be built and registered in the United States, affects (1) access in Puerto Rico to natural gas and other energy supplies produced in the U.S. mainland; and (2) the potential establishment of Puerto Rico as a transshipment hub for the distribution of U.S.-produced natural gas and other energy supplies to U.S. trading partners in the Western Hemisphere.Submitted
70Version 2Duffy (WI), Castro (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Exempts Mexico from the ban on exporting domestically produced crude oil and codifies the exemption currently in place for Canada.Submitted
76Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanLate Requires the EPA to satisfy regulatory planning and review requirements established by the Clinton and Obama Administrations.Made In Order
58Version 1Edwards (MD)DemocratPrevents FERC from issuing a license to anyone who has been convicted of a criminal violation under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Submitted
7Version 1Ellmers (NC), Pompeo (KS), DeGette (CO), Dent (PA)Bi-PartisanMakes a technical fix to DOE's External Power Supply Rule.Made In Order
9Version 1Ellmers (NC), McNerney (CA)Bi-PartisanMakes a statement of policy on grid modernization.Made In Order
88Version 1Flores (TX)RepublicanLate Prohibits EPA from requiring a biofuel blending level greater than what the fuel market and infrastructure can accommodate (blendwall) and protects consumers in the event EPA misses a deadline by ensuring that the renewable fuel obligation remains below the blendwall.Submitted
93Version 2Franks (AZ)RepublicanLate Revised Secures the most critical components of America's electrical infrastructure against the threat posed by a potentially catastrophic electromagnetic pulse.Made In Order
90Version 1Garamendi (CA), Hunter (CA)Bi-PartisanLate Includes bipartisan and widely-supported improvements to the Maritime Security Program as passed by the House in H.R. 702.Submitted
91Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratLate Clarifies that “national security objectives” includes preservation of the United States tanker fleet, shipbuilding capacity, and a skilled mariner workforce in Sec. 3002, establishing U.S. energy security valuation methods.Submitted
92Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratLate Sets the maximum volatility threshold for crude oil transported by rail at 8.5 psi until a national standard is established.Submitted
94Version 2Garamendi (CA)DemocratLate Revised Establishes a National Policy on Strategic Energy Asset Export Transportation requiring the use of U.S.-flag ships and U.S. mariners in the transportation of LNG exports, ensuring that a trained and credentialed merchant marine is available in times of war or peace.Submitted
100Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratLate Includes energy transportation in the list of considerations for the Energy Security Valuation report in Sec. 3002. Made In Order
65Version 1Gosar (AZ), Bridenstine (OK), Yoho (FL)RepublicanEnsures timely review for legal challenges of energy projects on federal land and limits attorney fees in order to discourage frivolous lawsuits and foster energy production.Made In Order
22Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratAuthorizes a fusion energy science research program within the Department of Energy. Submitted
23Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratDirects the Director of the Office of Science of the Department of Energy to establish a Fusion Innovation Initiative. Submitted
24Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratAuthorizes for the first time the Energy Innovation Hubs Program within the Department of Energy.Submitted
25Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratAuthorizes for the first time the Energy Frontier Research Centers Program (EFRCs) within the Department of Energy.Submitted
64Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratEstablishes minimum privacy standards for “Smart Meters” and their use in the smart grid. Made In Order
44Version 1Green, Gene (TX)DemocratExport of domestically produced oil are permitted unless the Secretary of Commerce determines such exports are inconsistent with the national interestSubmitted
45Version 1Green, Gene (TX)DemocratCreates a permitting process through the Department of Energy, FERC, and Department of State for cross-border infrastructure projects.Made In Order
46Version 1Green, Gene (TX)DemocratRequires the Department of State, FERC and Department of Energy to establish a Memorandum of Understanding on cross-border infrastructure permittingSubmitted
47Version 1Green, Gene (TX)DemocratRequires the Department of State to establish a pre-file process for cross-border oil pipelines.Submitted
54Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratPermanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Submitted
55Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratProtects public forests by requiring utilities to develop plans for electricity transmission right-of-way maintenance, and protect taxpayers by removing a proposed corporate liability shield from the bill.Submitted
38Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Energy to complete a study on the net greenhouse gas emissions that will result from the enactment and implementation of this Act.Submitted
71Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratProvides for the upgrade of the vehicle fleet of the United States Postal Service to improve mail delivery services to benefit customers and the environment, to increase savings by reducing maintenance or other costs, and to set benchmarks to maximize fuel economy and reduce emission for the Postal fleet with the goal of making the Postal Service a national leader in efficiency and technology innovation.Submitted
72Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratEstablishes state infrastructure banks for the purpose of making loans to repair school facilities and make energy efficiency improvements.Submitted
82Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an Office of Energy Employment and Training which shall oversee the hiring and training efforts of the Department of the Interior’s energy planning, permitting and regulatory agencies and bureaus.Submitted
83Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of Energy, after consultation with relevant Federal agencies, to submit to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report containing a review of geothermal energy resources within and along the coastal areas of the United States and recommendations on how geothermal energy can contribute to North American energy security and support the energy needs of critical infrastructure. The report shall be submitted no later than 120 days after the date of enactment of the Act. Submitted
84Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of Energy to submit to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report on methods to increase electric grid resilience with respect to all threats, including cyber attacks, vandalism, terrorism, and severe weather, no later than 120 days after the date of enactment of the Act.Made In Order
85Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Directs that the purpose of the Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Pilot Program include awarding grants to entities that demonstrate advanced and innovative technology based solutions and projects that will promote opportunities for women, veterans and small businesses.Submitted
86Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Directs the Secretaries of Energy and Commerce to jointly establish an energy enterprise competition to encourage youth to propose solutions to the energy challenges of the United States and to promote youth interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, especially as those fields relate to energy.Made In Order
51Version 1Jenkins, Evan (WV)RepublicanRequires the Department of Energy and Department of Commerce to conduct a study regarding the legal and regulatory barriers that delay, prohibit, or impede the export of natural energy resources. Made In Order
59Version 1Kennedy (MA)DemocratRequires each entity that operates a capacity market to include cost in their reliability analysis.Submitted
80Version 1Kildee (MI), Murphy, Patrick (FL)DemocratLate Amends the Internal Revenue Code to include tar sands in the definition of "crude oil" so that tar sands is no longer excluded from the excise tax that funds the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.Submitted
81Version 1Kildee (MI)DemocratLate Instructs the GAO to study ways to improve the National Response Center.Made In Order
50Version 3Kilmer (WA)DemocratRevised Clarifies that Sec. 1304 and Sec. 1305 will not affect any treaty-reserved rights, or other rights reserved under Federal law, of any federally-recognized Indian tribe.Submitted
101Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Requires any change in law that affects one energy industry to proportionately affect all energy industries.Submitted
66Version 2Lummis (WY), Burgess (TX), Farenthold (TX), Smith, Adrian (NE), Cuellar (TX), Hinojosa (TX), Gosar (AZ), Buck (CO)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the Secretary of Energy to submit a management plan for the federal stockpile of excess uranium subject to the rule-making process that ensures a fair return for the taxpayers and provides long term certainty and transparency for industry and the public.Submitted
56Version 2Lynch (MA)DemocratRevised Provides that the Secretary of Transportation, through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, shall conduct a safety review of a pipeline route or segment of route approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, should the chief public safety officer of a state or tribal government deem it necessary. Submitted
4Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanDirects the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with other relevant agencies and stakeholders, to conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing an ethane storage and distribution hub in the United States.Made In Order
5Version 2McKinley (WV), Zinke (MT)RepublicanRevised Ensures that no permit for the construction, operation, or maintenance of an export facility can be denied until all reviews required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 are complete. Made In Order
6Version 1McKinley (WV), DeGette (CO)Bi-PartisanEstablishes a national bi-partisan commission on energy policy. The Commission shall be composed of 15 members appointed from among private United States citizens with appropriate and diverse experiences, expertise, and historical perspectives on energy policy, efficiency, resources, development, labor, government and corporate policies, and infrastructure.Submitted
16Version 1Meng (NY), Royce (CA)Bi-PartisanStrikes terms such as “Oriental” and “Negro” from two sections of title 42 of the U.S. Code, and replaces them with culturally appropriate terms.Made In Order
17Version 1Norcross (NJ)DemocratEstablishes, within the Department of Energy, a National Center for Excellence for the 21st Century Workforce, a nationwide advisory board for the development of a skilled energy workforce. This advisory board would develop and support job training programs and standards for career placement in both the traditional and clean energy sector. Submitted
18Version 1Norcross (NJ)DemocratCreates the Energy Workforce Pilot Grant program, to provide job training in the energy industry and help students obtain an industry recognized credential. Submitted
19Version 2Norcross (NJ)DemocratRevised Directs the Secretary of Energy to study weaknesses in the security architecture of certain smart meters currently available.Made In Order
20Version 1Norcross (NJ)DemocratDirects the Secretary of Energy to develop recommendations for the creation of an "Energy Tradesmen Corp", a volunteer corp of professional tradesmen who respond to critical energy infrastructure problems during disasters/states of emergency. Made In Order
21Version 1Norcross (NJ)DemocratAllows the Secretary of Energy to address prospective grid security emergencies proactively. Submitted
68Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratProhibits the Act from taking effect until after the Energy Information Administration analyzed and published a report on the carbon impacts of the Act's provisions. Made In Order
95Version 1Palmer (AL)RepublicanLate Designates 20% of all annual federal oil and gas royalties from exports of crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be appropriated to the Highway Trust Fund. These funds may only be used for development and maintenance of roads or bridges.Submitted
26Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratIncludes energy storage as a form of energy that DOE should consider to enhance emergency preparedness for energy supply disruptions during natural disastersMade In Order
27Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Energy to report on energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reduction from conversion of captured methane to energy. Made In Order
87Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratLate Allows federal agencies to enter into ESPCs for the deployment of alternative vehicle fleets and infrastructure, and allows the federal government to participate in any existing or future utility incentive programs that support the use of alternative fueled vehicles, charging stations, or fueling stations that will lower the total cost of adopting more efficient alternative vehicles. Submitted
67Version 2Pierluisi (PR), Duffy (WI)Bi-PartisanRevised Reassigns responsibility for the preparation of a previously-authorized energy action plan for Puerto Rico from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Energy.Submitted
62Version 1Poliquin (ME)RepublicanClarifies that electric plants can be considered reliable without having to enter into supply contacts that are greater than one year.Made In Order
39Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Energy to develop a 15-year plan for the safe and efficient sale of all Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) stocks. All revenues will be put toward deficit reduction. Submitted
40Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Interior to notify landowners, and any adjacent landholders, when federally owned minerals beneath their land have been leased for oil and gas development. Made In Order
2Version 1Rouzer (NC), Smith, Jason (MO)RepublicanRepeals the March 2015 EPA final rule establishing federal standards for residential wood heaters. Made In Order
52Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratEstablishes a fund to enhance the energy security of the United States by increasing the resilience, reliability, safety, and security of energy supply, transmission, storage, or distribution infrastructure by creating a pipeline replacement program and a grid modernization program. Submitted
57Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratEstablishs a comprehensive program to improve education and training for energy and manufacturing-related jobs in order to increase the number of skilled minority, women, and veterans trained to work in energy and manufacturing-related fields.Submitted
78Version 1Sarbanes (MD), Van Hollen (MD)DemocratLate Preserves State authority to issue water quality certifications under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.Submitted
12Version 1Schakowsky (IL)DemocratStrips Section 4125 from the bill. Section 4125 eliminates an existing consumer right to recover costs due to manufacturer misrepresentation of EnergyStar products.Made In Order
13Version 1Schakowsky (IL)DemocratEstablishes an Office of Public Participation to enhance consumer rights and representation with regard to energy prices. Submitted
61Version 1Sinema (AZ), Gibson (NY)Bi-PartisanDirects the Secretaries of Energy and State to develop and implement energy solutions that supplant oil, natural gas, and petroleum product revenues that are found to provide funding or support to known terrorist organizations, such as the Islamic State.Submitted
37Version 1Swalwell (CA)DemocratAuthorizes a Department of Energy (DOE) research and development program to assure the long-term secure and sustainable supply of energy critical elements, would authorize a Critical Materials Energy Innovation Hub to carry out this program, and would require that DOE periodically prepare a plan, submitted to Congress, regarding this work. It would further direct the President, acting through the National Science and Technology Council, to improve and report to Congress on efforts across the federal government to ensure an adequate and stable supply of energy critical elements.Submitted
28Version 1Takano (CA), Honda (CA), Collins, Chris (NY)Bi-PartisanRequires a GAO Report to be submitted to Congress on the potential of battery energy storage. Made In Order
43Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Requires a study to be done on the storage capacity of the National Guard and Reserve facilities as well as a study on enhancing mission readiness through energy security. Withdrawn
63Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratCreates a technical assistance program the Department of Energy for states and utilities to deploy storage, including grants of various types to facilitate storage project feasibility studies, interconnection studies, and engineering studies.Submitted
48Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratStrikes Section 1101.Made In Order
49Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratReauthorizes the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Program through Fiscal Year 2020.Made In Order
1Version 2Upton (MI)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Strikes a number of provisions, some of which have already been enacted into law, and makes technical and conforming changes to the reported text of H.R. 8, H.R. 2295, and H.R. 2358.Made In Order
41Version 1Veasey (TX)DemocratRequires the Department of Energy to submit a report to Congress on the potential effects commercial utilization of Carbon Capture and Sequestration could have on the economy, energy infrastructure and greenhouse gas emission goals. Made In Order
89Version 1Walorski (IN)RepublicanLate Withdrawn Adjusts EPA’s waiver procedures regarding fuel blends when there is a disruption in fuel supply due to equipment failure or a problem with distribution or delivery equipment. Withdrawn
96Version 1Welch (VT), Costa (CA)DemocratLate Repeals the corn ethanol mandate contained in the Renewable Fuel Standard, caps the amount of ethanol blended into fuels at 10 percent, and mandates the usage of produced advanced biofuel.Submitted
97Version 2Welch (VT)DemocratLate Revised Provides technical assistance to improve the efficiency of small and medium sized manufacturers and improve access for these manufacturers to national labs.Submitted
98Version 1Welch (VT), Kinzinger (IL)Bi-PartisanLate Directs DOE to conduct smart building pilots with Departments of Energy, Defense, Interior, Veterans’ Affairs, and the General Services Administration to improve the efficiency of buildings, and to incorporate smart buildings into existing programs such as the Better Buildings Challenge.Submitted
99Version 1Welch (VT)DemocratLate Strikes the current building codes language and replaces it with the building codes provision found in H.R. 1802. It is intended to strength national model building codes to make new homes and commercial buildings more energy efficient while working with states and private industry to make the code-writing process more transparent. Submitted
102Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanLate Lifts the crude export ban to the countries within the Caribbean. Specifically, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Submitted