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H.R.4795: Promoting New Manufacturing Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Steve Scalise, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 13 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 30, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Promoting New Manufacturing Act - (Sec. 2) Requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish on its website for FY2008 and each subsequent fiscal year:

  • the total number of preconstruction permits issued annually under the Clean Air Act's New Source Review Program for the construction or modification of a major emitting facility or major stationary source (any stationary facility or source of air pollutants which directly emits, or has the potential to emit, 100 tons per year or more of any air pollutant);
  • the percentage of permits issued within one year of the application; and
  • the average length of time for the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board to decide appeals of decisions to grant or deny a permit.

(Sec. 3) Requires the EPA to publish concurrently regulations and guidance for implementing any final rule establishing or revising a national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Prohibits a NAAQS from applying to the rev...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 1, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Nov. 20, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 20, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 172 (Roll no. 531).

Nov. 20, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 223 (Roll no. 530). (consideration: CR H8145)

Nov. 20, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H8144)
Nov. 20, 2014 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to ensure that nothing in the underlying legislation would affect the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) require compliance with a new ambient air quality standard in a preconstruction permit if doing so would protect children and seniors from dangerous air pollutants, including cancer-causing pollutants, located within 5 miles of a school, day care facility, hospital or nursing home or (2) require small businesses to comply with an outdated ambient air quality standard if doing so would result in higher costs or job losses for that small business.
Nov. 20, 2014 Ms. Kuster moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H8143-8145; text: CR H8144)
Nov. 20, 2014 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Nov. 20, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H8143)
Nov. 20, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4795.
Nov. 20, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Nov. 20, 2014 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 756, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Whitfield Part C amendment No. 2.
Nov. 20, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman Part C 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.
Nov. 20, 2014 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 756, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman Part C amendment No. 1.
Nov. 20, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4795.
Nov. 20, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Nov. 20, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 756 and Rule XVIII.
Nov. 20, 2014 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012 and H.R. 4795. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. General debate is limited to 1 hour for each bill. The resolution specifies certain amendments are in order for H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. One motion to recommit with instructions is permitted for each bill.
Nov. 20, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 756. (consideration: CR H8137-8146; text: CR H8140-8141)
Nov. 18, 2014 Rule H. Res. 756 passed House.
Nov. 17, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 756 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012 and H.R. 4795. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. General debate is limited to 1 hour for each bill. The resolution specifies certain amendments are in order for H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. One motion to recommit with instructions is permitted for each bill.
June 23, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 363.
June 23, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-488.
June 10, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 19.
June 10, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
May 30, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.