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H.R.2231: Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 11 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 4, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Offshore Energy and Jobs Act - Title I: Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program Reforms - (Sec. 101) Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to direct the Secretary of the Interior to implement a leasing program that includes at least 50% of the available unleased acreage within each outer Continental Shelf (OCS) planning area considered to have the largest undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources, with an emphasis on offering the most geologically prospective parts of the planning area.

(Sec. 102) Instructs the Secretary, in developing a five-year oil and gas leasing program, to determine a specified domestic strategic production goal for the development of oil and natural gas as a result of that program.

(Sec. 103) Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop and submit to Congress a new five-year oil and gas leasing program. (2) conduct offshore oil and gas Lease Sale 220 within one year after enactment of this Act, and (3) make r...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
June 28, 2013 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2231.
June 28, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 28, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 235 - 186 (Roll no. 304).

June 28, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 225, 1 Present (Roll no. 303).

June 28, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4159)
June 28, 2013 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the issuance of permits or leases for new oil and gas slant, directional or offshore drilling in or under any of the Great Lakes. The Motion would also require that any permit or lease issued pursuant to the bill encourage that all equipment used under drilling permits be made in America and that the holder of the permit avoid outsourcing American jobs.
June 28, 2013 Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H4157-4159; text: CR H4158)
June 28, 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.
June 28, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H4157)
June 28, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2231.
June 28, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 28, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment No. 11.
June 28, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, as modified, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 28, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 10, as modified.
June 28, 2013 DEBATE - Grayson Part B amendment No. 10 modified pursuant to the order of the House of June 27, 2013.
June 28, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 28, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment No. 9.
June 28, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 28, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 8.
June 28, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 28, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4149-4160)
June 27, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2231 as unfinished business.
June 27, 2013 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 27, 2013 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
June 27, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
June 27, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 27, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4129-4132)
June 27, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rigell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rigell Part B amendment No. 7.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cassidy Part B amendment No. 6.
June 27, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cassidy amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cassidy Part B amendment No. 5, as modified.
June 27, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Farr demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores Part B amendment No. 4.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn Part B amendment No. 3.
June 27, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (FL) Part B amendment No. 2.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brady (TX) Part B amendment No. 1.
June 27, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2231.
June 27, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Cory Gardner to act as Chairman of the Committee.
June 27, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 274 and Rule XVIII.
June 27, 2013 Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
June 27, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 274. (consideration: CR H4109-4129, H4129-4132; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H4115-4120)
June 27, 2013 AMENDMENT MODIFICATION AUTHORITY - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H.Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 10 printed in part B of that report be modified. Agreed to without objection.
June 25, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 274 Reported to House. Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
June 24, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 90.
June 24, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-125.
June 12, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 18.
June 12, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 12, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
June 11, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
June 6, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
June 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
June 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.