H.R. 1965 - Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013

Energy. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on November 20, 2013 
Amendments:
8 proposed amendments. 3 accepted. 5 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on November 20, 2013.

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Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013

H.R. 1965 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act
  • PIONEERS Act
  • Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
  • Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2013
  • Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2013
  • Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act
  • PIONEERS Act
  • Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
  • Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2013
  • Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2013
  • Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013
  • BLM Live Internet Auctions Act
  • Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act
  • National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act
  • Native American Energy Act
  • PIONEERS Act
  • Planning for American Energy Act of 2013
  • Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act
  • Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2013
  • Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2013
  • Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013
Sponsor
Doug Lamborn
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Air quality
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of the Interior
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Forests, forestry, trees
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Land use and conservation
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Oil and gas
  • User charges and fees
  • Water quality
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Major Actions
Introduced5/14/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (8 proposed)
Passed House11/20/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.11/19/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.11/19/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Marino amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.11/19/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 498 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to preserve the First Amendment Right to Petition.11/20/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 499 (Lowenthal) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to allow the Secretary of the Interior to continue to review actions ...11/20/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 500 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to eliminate prohibition of award of attorney fees which otherwise would ...11/20/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 503 (Polis) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to require the National Academy of Sciences to study and report to ...11/20/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 504 (DeFazio) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to authorize $10 million of the revenue generated by the bill for ...11/20/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 1965 To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes11/20/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 1965 (113th): Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 201311/20/2013This bill PASSED the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/14/2013
5/14/2013Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
5/14/2013Referred to House Natural Resources
5/14/2013Referred to House Judiciary
5/14/2013Introduced in House
5/20/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
5/22/2013Subcommittee Hearings Held.
6/14/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
7/24/2013Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
7/24/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar7/24/2013Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 14.
11/12/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-262, Part I.
11/12/2013Committee on Judiciary discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar11/12/2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 188.
11/18/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 419 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1965 and H.R. 2728. The resolution provides for one hour of debate and makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules report 113-271. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
11/19/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 419.
11/19/2013The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1965 and H.R. 2728. The resolution provides for one hour of debate and makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules report 113-271. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
11/19/2013House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 419 and Rule XVIII.
11/19/2013The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
11/19/2013GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1965.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (WA) Part A amendment No. 1.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) Part A amendment No. 2.
11/19/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal Part A amendment No. 3.
11/19/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal 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. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) Part A amendment No. 4.
11/19/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa Part A amendment No. 5.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Marino Part A amendment No. 6.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part A amendment No. 7.
11/19/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis Part A amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/19/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio Part A amendment No. 8.
11/19/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio Part A amendment No. 8, 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 adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/19/2013Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the committee rise.
11/19/2013On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2013Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1965 as unfinished business.
11/19/2013
11/19/2013House amendment offered
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11/19/2013House amendment offered
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11/19/2013House amendment offered
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11/19/2013House amendment offered
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11/19/2013House amendment offered
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11/19/2013House amendment offered
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11/19/2013House amendment offered
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11/19/2013House amendment offered
11/19/2013Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Hastings (WA).
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Hastings (WA).
select this voteVote11/19/2013On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2013Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
11/19/2013House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
11/19/2013Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Lowenthal.
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Lowenthal.
11/19/2013Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
11/19/2013Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Hanabusa.
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Hanabusa.
select this voteVote11/19/2013On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2013Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
11/19/2013House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2013Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Marino.
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Marino.
select this voteVote11/19/2013On agreeing to the Marino amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2013Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
11/19/2013House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Marino amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2013Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Polis.
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Polis.
11/19/2013Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. DeFazio.
11/19/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. DeFazio.
11/20/2013Considered as unfinished business.
11/20/2013The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11/20/2013The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1965.
11/20/2013The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11/20/2013The 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.
11/20/2013Mrs. Kirkpatrick moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
11/20/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirkpatrick motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to insert language clarifying tax provisions applicable to defined major integrated oil companies. The amendment would also add a new section to the bill prohibiting the legislation from requiring the Secretary of the Interior to allow energy development that would negatively impact land that is identified by the Secretary, in consultation with affected Indian tribes, as a Native American sacred site or cultural site.
11/20/2013The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11/20/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/20/2013
11/20/2013House amendment offered
select this voteVote11/20/2013H.Amdt. 498 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to preserve the First Amendment Right to Petition.
select this voteVote11/20/2013H.Amdt. 499 (Lowenthal) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to allow the Secretary of the Interior to continue to review actions ...
select this voteVote11/20/2013H.Amdt. 500 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to eliminate prohibition of award of attorney fees which otherwise would ...
select this voteVote11/20/2013H.Amdt. 503 (Polis) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to require the National Academy of Sciences to study and report to ...
select this voteVote11/20/2013H.Amdt. 504 (DeFazio) to H.R. 1965: Amendment sought to authorize $10 million of the revenue generated by the bill for ...
select this voteVote11/20/2013On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 1965 To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage11/20/2013H.R. 1965 (113th): Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013
11/20/2013Amendment failed in Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013Roll call votes on amendments in House
11/20/2013Amendment failed in Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013Roll call votes on amendments in House
11/20/2013Amendment failed in Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013Roll call votes on amendments in House
11/20/2013Amendment failed in Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013Roll call votes on amendments in House
11/20/2013Amendment failed in Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013Roll call votes on amendments in House
11/21/2013Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar12/09/2013Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 254.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 497Hastings, Doc [R-WA4]November 19, 2013Passed by voice vote on November 19, 2013.

Amendment adjusts the amount of funds authorized to be made available to BLM field offices for energy permitting to ensure that the bill has a positive (deficit reducing) score.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 498Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]November 19, 2013Failed by roll call vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment sought to preserve the First Amendment Right to Petition.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 499Lowenthal, Alan [D-CA47]November 19, 2013Failed by roll call vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment sought to allow the Secretary of the Interior to continue to review actions that generally qualify for Categorical Exclusions to NEPA for possible Extraordinary Circumstances (e.g. Violations of a Federal law, or a State, local, or tribal law or requirement) which would then supersede the Categorical Exclusion and require further NEPA review.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 500Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]November 19, 2013Failed by roll call vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment sought to eliminate prohibition of award of attorney fees which otherwise would be recoverable under Equal Access to Justice Act.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 501Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI1]November 19, 2013Passed by voice vote on November 19, 2013.

Amendment requires the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, to include in their Quadrennial Federal Onshore Energy Production Strategy, the best estimate, based upon commercial and scientific data, of the expected increase in domestic production of geothermal, solar, wind, or other renewable energy sources on lands designated as Hawaiian Home Lands that the state agency or department responsible for the administration of these lands selects to be used for energy production.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 502Marino, Tom [R-PA10]November 19, 2013Passed by voice vote on November 19, 2013.

Amendment to require the Secretary of the Interior to include Federal lands as a part of its plan to address new demands for oil and gas pipelines.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 503Polis, Jared [D-CO2]November 19, 2013Failed by roll call vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment sought to require the National Academy of Sciences to study and report to Congress regarding the impact of flooding on oil and gas facilities and the resulting instances of leaking and spills from tanks, wells, and pipelines.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 504DeFazio, Peter [D-OR4]November 19, 2013Failed by roll call vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment sought to authorize $10 million of the revenue generated by the bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use existing authority to limit speculation in energy markets.

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3 Organizations Supported and 13 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013: H.R. 1965 (113th): Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013

3 organizations supported this bill

American Council of Engineering Companies
American Council of Engineering Companies (n.d.). Last Word. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from American Council of Engineering Companies.
Associated Builders & Contractors
Burr, Geoffrey (2013, November 20). ABC Letter on Energy Bills. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from Energy & Commerce Committee.
Western Energy Alliance
(n.d.). Western Energy Alliance Legislative Center. Retrieved December 5, 2013, from Western Energy Alliance.

13 organizations opposed this bill

Clean Water Action
Clean Water Action (n.d.). Protect Drinking Water and Public Land More not Less! Take Action.. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Colorado Municipal League
Spehar, James G. (2013, May 22). Testimony of James G. Spehar on H.R. 1965, H.R. 1394. Retrieved November 21, 2013, from U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Earthjustice
Earthjustice (2013, November 20). Ignoring Pressing Issues, U.S. House Majority Leadership Wastes Time on Vote Catering to Oil and Gas Industry. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from Earthjustice.
Earthworks
Earthworks (n.d.). Protect Drinking Water and Public Land MORE, not Less!. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from Earthworks.
League of Conservation Voters
Karpinski, Gene (2013, November 18). Oppose the Big Oil Giveaway: H.R. 1965, H.R. 2728, and H.R. 1900. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from League of Conservation Voters.
National Parks Conservation Association
PRWeb (2013, November 20). National Parks Conservation Association, Park Rangers Group Ask Congress to Reject Legislation That Would Sell Out National Parks, Other Lands for Oil and Gas Development. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from PRWeb.
National Wildlife Federation
undersigned organizations (2013, July 23). RE: Oppose H.R. 1965, the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act. Retrieved October 9, 2013, from NWF.
Natural Resources Defense Council
McEnaney, Bobby (2013, November 19). House Republicans' Reckless Energy Bills Would Tear up Federal Lands and Shut Down Public Engagement. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from NRDC.
Park Rangers for Our Lands
PRWeb (2013, November 20). National Parks Conservation Association, Park Rangers Group Ask Congress to Reject Legislation That Would Sell Out National Parks, Other Lands for Oil and Gas Development. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from PRWeb.
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
undersigned organizations (2013, July 23). RE: Oppose H.R. 1965, the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act. Retrieved October 9, 2013, from NWF.
Trout Unlimited
undersigned organizations (2013, July 23). RE: Oppose H.R. 1965, the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act. Retrieved October 9, 2013, from NWF.
Western Organization of Resource Councils
Western Organization of Resource Councils (n.d.). Stop the Drill & Frack it All and Oil & Gas Company Giveaway Act. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from Western Organization of Resource Councils.
Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society (n.d.). Oppose the Perfect Storm of Bad Drilling Bills. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from The Wilderness Society.

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Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Independent oil & gas producers$185,950
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$49,050
Builders associations$10,000

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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Environmental policy$18,550
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$5,200
Fishing$0
Municipal & county government organizations$0
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