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H.R.1582: Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Bill Cassidy, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 16, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), before promulgating a final rule that regulates any aspect of the production, supply, distribution, or use of energy (or that provides for such regulation by state or local governments) and that is estimated by the Administrator or the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to impose aggregate costs of more than $1 billion, to submit a report that contains: (1) an estimate of the total costs and benefits of the rule, (2) an estimate of the increases in energy prices that may result from implementation or enforcement of the rule, and (3) a detailed description of the employment effects that may result from implementation or enforcement of the rule.

Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE): (1) to prepare an independent analysis to determine whether such rule will cause any increase in energy prices for consumers, any impact on fuel diversity of the na...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 9, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Aug. 1, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 1, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 181 (Roll no. 432).

Aug. 1, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 221 (Roll no. 431).

Aug. 1, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5291-5292)
Aug. 1, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a section prohibiting anything in the bill to apply with respect to rules that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children or seniors. Subsequently, the reservation of the point of order was withdrawn.
Aug. 1, 2013 Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H5291-5292; text: CR H5291)
Aug. 1, 2013 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Aug. 1, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5291)
Aug. 1, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1582.
Aug. 1, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Aug. 1, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Aug. 1, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5288-5293)
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1582 as unfinished business.
Aug. 1, 2013 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Aug. 1, 2013 Mr. Cassidy moved that the committee rise.
Aug. 1, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Murphy (PA) amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Aug. 1, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (PA) amendment No. 6.
Aug. 1, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Woodall amendment No. 4.
Aug. 1, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5285-5288)
July 31, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1582 as unfinished business.
July 31, 2013 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
July 31, 2013 Mr. Whitfield moved that the committee rise.
July 31, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
July 31, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 3.
July 31, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
July 31, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxamn amendment No. 1.
July 31, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1582.
July 31, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
July 31, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 315 and Rule XVIII.
July 31, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
July 31, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 315. (consideration: CR H5242-5249; text of admendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H5246-5247)
July 24, 2013 Rule H. Res. 315 passed House.
July 23, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 315 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
July 22, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 118.
July 22, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-164.
July 17, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 18.
July 17, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 16, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 11, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee .
July 11, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 10, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
April 16, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.