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H.R.4899: Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014

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Sponsor Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 14 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 19, 2014
Latest Major Action June 26, 2014
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Bill Summary

Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014 - Title I: Offshore Energy - Subtitle A: Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program Reforms and Jobs - (Sec. 10101) Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to direct the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) 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. 10102) Directs the Secretary, in developing a five-year oil and gas leasing program, to determine a domestic strategic production goal, meeting specified criteria, for the development of oil and natural gas.

Sets the production goal as an increase by 2032 of: (1) at least 3 million barrels of oil produced per day, and (2) at least 10 billion cubic ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 26, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
June 26, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 26, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 185 (Roll no. 368).

June 26, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 235 (Roll no. 367).

June 26, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5804)
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) 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 major integrated oil companies from receiving new leases in the areas covered by the underlying bill unless they enter into an agreement under which they are prohibited from claiming the domestic production activities deduction under Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The amendment also requires that any lease issued pursuant to the underlying bill specify that crude oil or natural gas produced under such lease may be exported only if the Secretary of the Interior determines that exporting such commodities will not increase the price of gasoline or home heating oil for American consumers.
June 26, 2014 Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H5803-5805; text: CR H5804)
June 26, 2014 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. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H5773-5782)
June 26, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5803)
June 26, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4899.
June 26, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that, pursuant to clause 6 of Rule XVIII, the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
June 26, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 26, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5798-5805)
June 26, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4899 as unfinished business.
June 26, 2014 On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 26, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to rise.
June 26, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 10, 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 a time to be announced.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 10.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 9.
June 26, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment No. 8.
June 26, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (WA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 7.
June 26, 2014 The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting.
June 26, 2014 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
June 26, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Deutch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 6.
June 26, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment No. 5, 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 a time to be announced.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment No. 5.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman amendment No. 4.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (SC) amendment No. 3.
June 26, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 2.
June 26, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wittman amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 641, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman amendment No. 1.
June 26, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5772-5798)
June 25, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4899 as unfinished business.
June 25, 2014 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 25, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
June 25, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4899.
June 25, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
June 25, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 641 and Rule XVIII.
June 25, 2014 The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 4899 and H.R. 4923. For H.R. 4899, the rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the report. For H.R. 4923, the rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. All amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment.
June 25, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 641. (consideration: CR H5752-5757)
June 24, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 641 Reported to House. For H.R. 4899, the rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the report. For H.R. 4293, the rule rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. All amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment.
June 19, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
June 19, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources