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H.R.3574: End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 12 (All Democrats)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 16, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to repeal the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to reduce or eliminate royalty payments for oil and natural gas leases in the Outer Continental Shelf.

Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to increase minimum royalty payments for coal, oil, and natural gas leases.

Repeals the program for ultra-deepwater and unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resource exploration and production.

Amends the Oil Pollution Act to eliminate the limitation on liability for offshore facilities and pipeline operators for oil spills.

Rescinds all unobligated balances made available to the World Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the Export-Import Bank, the Advanced Research Projects Agency in the Department of Energy (DOE), and other international financing entities to carry out any project that supports fossil fuel...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 16, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Nov. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Nov. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Nov. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Nov. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Nov. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Appropriations
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means