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H.R.6: Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 62 (4 Democrats, 58 Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action June 26, 2014
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Bill Summary

Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act - (Sec. 2) Directs the Department of Energy (DOE), for proposals that must also obtain authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the United States Maritime Administration to site, construct, expand, or operate liquified natural gas (LNG) export facilities, to issue a decision on an application for authorization to export natural gas within 30 days after the later of: (1) the conclusion of the review to site, construct, expand, or operate the LNG facilities required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); or (2) the date of enactment of this Act.

Deems any NEPA review to be concluded: (1) 30 days after publication of a required Environmental Impact Statement if the project needs one; (2) 30 days after publication by DOE of a Finding of No Significant Impact if the project needs an Environmental Assessment; and (3) upon a determination by the lead agency that an application is eligible for a cat...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 26, 2014 Received in the Senate.
June 25, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 25, 2014

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 266 - 150 (Roll no. 359).

June 25, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 225 (Roll no. 358).

June 25, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5770)
June 25, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi 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 direct the Secretary of Energy to deny applications to export natural gas if: (1) it would increase the price of natural gas, electricity, or home heating for Seniors on fixed incomes or (2) the natural gas would be exported to any nation that is a state sponsor of terrorism or to any nation or corporation that steals U.S. military technology or intellectual property through cyber-attacks. The motion also requires the Department of Energy to direct the applicant to ensure that U.S.-flagged ships and shipping containers are used to export liquefied natural gas.
June 25, 2014 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H5750-5751; text: CR H5750)
June 25, 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 H5741)
June 25, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5749)
June 25, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 6.
June 25, 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 25, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 25, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5749-5752)
June 25, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 6 as unfinished business.
June 25, 2014 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 25, 2014 Mr. Gardner moved that the Committee rise.
June 25, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio part A amendment No. 3, 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 25, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 636, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio part A amendment No. 3.
June 25, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 636, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt part A amendment No. 2.
June 25, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 636, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gardner part A amendment No. 1.
June 25, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5741-5742)
June 24, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 6 as unfinished business.
June 24, 2014 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 24, 2014 Mr. Gardner moved that the Committee rise.
June 24, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 6.
June 24, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Chairman of the Committee.
June 24, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 636 and Rule XVIII.
June 24, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 6 and H.R. 3301. For H.R. 6, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part A of the report accompanying the resolution. For H.R. 3301, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part B of the report accompanying the resolution.
June 24, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 636. (consideration: CR H5676-5683)
June 23, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 636 Reported to House. For H.R. 6, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part A of the report accompanying this resolution. For H.R. 3301, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part B of the report accompanying this resolution.
June 19, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 353.
June 19, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-477.
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 18.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 9, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 11 .
April 9, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 8, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 25, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
March 6, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.