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H.R.1022: Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 6, 2013
Latest Major Action July 22, 2014
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Bill Summary


Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2013 - Establishes in the Department of Energy (DOE) a research, development, and commercial application program to assure the long-term, secure, and sustainable supply of energy critical elements to satisfy the national security, economic well-being, and industrial production needs of the United States.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to: (1) support new or significantly improved processes and technologies (as compared to those currently in use in the energy critical elements industry; (2) encourage multidisciplinary collaborations and opportunities for students at institutions of higher education; (3) collaborate with the relevant agencies of foreign countries with interests relating to energy critical elements; (4) establish a Research and Development Information Center to catalogue, disseminate, and archive information on energy critical elements; and (5) submit an implementation plan to Congress.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 22, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 260 - 143 (Roll no. 435). (text: CR H6593-6594)

July 22, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6633)
July 22, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
July 22, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1022.
July 22, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6592-6596)
July 22, 2014 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
March 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.