H.R. 2728 - Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act

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Summary:
To recognize States' authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on November 20, 2013 
Amendments:
5 proposed amendments. 3 accepted. 2 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on November 20, 2013.

voted YES: 0 voted NO: 0
1 voted present/not voting

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Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act

H.R. 2728 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To recognize States' authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation. (by CRS)
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Title
To recognize States' authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation.
Other Titles
  • Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
  • Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
  • EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Improvement Act
  • Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
  • Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
Sponsor
Bill Flores
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Department of the Interior
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Oil and gas
  • State and local government operations
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Major Actions
Introduced7/18/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (5 proposed)
Passed House11/20/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 507 (Holt) to H.R. 2728: Amendment sought to allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce ...11/20/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 510 (DeFazio) to H.R. 2728: To prohibit the export of natural gas produced from public lands.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 2728 Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act11/20/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 2728 (113th): Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act11/20/2013This bill PASSED the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Flores amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.11/20/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Reed amendment (A004) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.11/20/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.11/20/2013PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/18/2013
7/18/2013Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
7/18/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
7/18/2013Introduced in House
7/31/2013Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
7/31/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar7/31/2013Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 15.
11/12/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-261.
Put on a legislative calendar11/12/2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 187.
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.
11/19/2013Rule H. Res. 419 passed House.
11/20/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 419.
11/20/2013The 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.
11/20/2013House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 419 and Rule XVIII.
11/20/2013The Speaker designated the Honorable Kevin Yoder to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11/20/2013GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2728.
11/20/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt Part B amendment No. 1.
11/20/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt Part B amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/20/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores Part B amendment No. 2.
11/20/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reed Part B amendment No. 3.
11/20/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio Part B amendment No. 4.
11/20/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio Part B amendment No. 4, 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.
11/20/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) Part B amendment No. 5.
11/20/2013UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11/20/2013MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of our brave men and women who have given their lives in the service of our country, and of all who serve in our armed forces and their familes.
11/20/2013The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2728.
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.
11/20/2013Mr. Lowenthal moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
11/20/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal 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 ensure that the underlying bill does not limit the authority of the Department of Interior or any state to require the public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
11/20/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/20/2013
11/20/2013House amendment offered
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11/20/2013House amendment offered
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11/20/2013House amendment offered
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11/20/2013House amendment offered
11/20/2013
11/20/2013House amendment offered
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11/20/2013House amendment offered
select this voteVote11/20/2013H.Amdt. 507 (Holt) to H.R. 2728: Amendment sought to allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce ...
select this voteVote11/20/2013H.Amdt. 510 (DeFazio) to H.R. 2728: To prohibit the export of natural gas produced from public lands.
select this voteVote11/20/2013On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 2728 Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage11/20/2013H.R. 2728 (113th): Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
11/20/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Holt.
11/20/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Holt.
11/20/2013Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Flores.
11/20/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Flores.
select this voteVote11/20/2013On agreeing to the Flores amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/20/2013Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Flores amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/20/2013Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Reed.
11/20/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Reed.
11/20/2013Reed amendment (A004) modified by unanimous consent.
select this voteVote11/20/2013On agreeing to the Reed amendment (A004) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
11/20/2013Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Reed amendment (A004) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
11/20/2013Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. DeFazio.
11/20/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. DeFazio.
11/20/2013Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
11/20/2013House amendment offered/reported by : Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
select this voteVote11/20/2013On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/20/2013Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
11/20/2013House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
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. 255.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
H. Amdt. 507Holt, Rush [D-NJ12]November 20, 2013Failed by voice vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment sought to allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 508Flores, Bill [R-TX17]November 20, 2013Passed by voice vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment requires States to submit a copy of their hydraulic fracturing regulations and chemical disclosure requirements to the BLM for public disclosure and to provide other technical/clarifying changes.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 509Reed, Tom [R-NY23]November 20, 2013Passed by voice vote on November 20, 2013.

Amendment directs the GAO to conduct a study on the economic benefits of domestic oil and gas production as result of hydraulic fracturing including job creation, energy prices and State and Federal revenues.

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H. Amdt. 510DeFazio, Peter [D-OR4]November 20, 2013Failed by voice vote on November 20, 2013.

Add at the end the following: TITLE___--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS SEC.___01. REQUIREMENT TO OFFER FOR SALE ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES. The Secretary of the Interior shall require that all gas produced under a lease issued pursuant to authorities granted by this Act shall be offered for sale only in the United States.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 511Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]November 20, 2013Passed by voice vote on November 20, 2013.

Add at the end the following: TITLE___--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS SEC.___.REVIEW OF STATE ACTIVITIES. The Secretary of the Interior shall annually review and report to Congress on all State activities relating to hydraulic fracturing.

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21 Organizations Supported and 24 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act: H.R. 2728 (113th): Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act

21 organizations supported this bill

America's Natural Gas Alliance
undersigned organizations (2013, November 13). Energy Organizations' Letter to Speaker Boehner. Retrieved August 13, 2014, from NGSA.
American Chemistry Council
Cal Dooley (2013, July 30). ACC Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from House Committee on Natural Resources.
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Council of Engineering Companies (n.d.). Last Word. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from American Council of Engineering Companies.
American Exploration & Production Council
undersigned organizations (2013, November 13). Energy Organizations' Letter to Speaker Boehner. Retrieved August 13, 2014, from NGSA.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
Drevna, Charles T. (2013, July 30). Re: Support for H.R. 2728, Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
American Iron and Steel Institute
Lisa Harrison (2013, November 30). Steel Institute Supports Bill to Continue State Oversight on Shale Gas. Retrieved August 13, 2014, from American Iron and Steel Institute.
American Petroleum Institute
Erik Milito (2013, July 30). API Letter to Doc Hastings. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from API.
Americans for Prosperity
Hanson, Christine Harbin (2013, November 18). AFP Supports State Authority over Hydraulic Fracturing. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from Americans for Prosperity.
Americans for Tax Reform
Buki, Chris (2013, November 19). ATR Urges Passage of Pro-Growth Energy Legislation. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from Americans for Tax Reform.
Associated Builders & Contractors
Burr, Geoffrey (2013, November 20). ABC Letter on Energy Bills. Retrieved November 27, 2013, from Energy & Commerce Committee.
Energy Producing States Coalition
Barrus, Roger, Lubnau, Thomas & Giessel, Cathy (2013, July 25). Letter to Boehner and Pelosi. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from Energy Producing States Coalition.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action (2013, November 19). “Yes" on the Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from Heritage Action for America.
Independent Petroleum Association of America
IPAA (2013, July 25). Testimony of the Independent Petroleum Association of America To Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Independent Petroleum Association of America.
Industrial Energy Consumers of America
Cicio, Paul N. (2013, November 4). Letter to Representatives Hastings and DeFazio. Retrieved November 14, 2013, from Industrial Energy Consumers of America.
NAHAD - The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution
Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (2013, November 19). Act Now to Support U.S. House Energy Legislation. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution.
National Association of Manufacturers
Ross Eisenberg (2013, July 30). NAM Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from House Committee on Natural Resources.
National Federation of Independent Business
Eckerly, Susan (2013, November 19). Key Vote in Support of Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from National Federation of Independent Business.
Natural Gas Supply Association
undersigned organizations (2013, November 13). Energy Organizations' Letter to Speaker Boehner. Retrieved August 13, 2014, from NGSA.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
R. Bruce Josten (2013, July 30). US Chamber Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from House Committee on Natural Resources.
U.S. Oil & Gas Association
undersigned organizations (2013, November 13). Energy Organizations' Letter to Speaker Boehner. Retrieved August 13, 2014, from NGSA.
Western Energy Alliance
(n.d.). Western Energy Alliance Legislative Center. Retrieved December 5, 2013, from Western Energy Alliance.

24 organizations opposed this bill

Athens County Fracking Action Network
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Buckeye Forest Council
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Californians for Western Wilderness
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity (n.d.). Tell Congress: No Free Pass for Fracking. Retrieved November 14, 2013, from Center for Biological Diversity.
Clean Air Task Force
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Clean Water Action
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Earthjustice
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Earthworks
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Environment America
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Environmental Defense Action Fund
Environmental Defense Action Fund (n.d.). Take Action: Fight Back Against Unregulated Drilling. Retrieved November 14, 2013, from Environmental Defense Action Fund.
Food & Water Watch
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
League of Conservation Voters
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Los Padres ForestWatch
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Natural Resources Defense Council
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Network for Oil & Gas Accountability and Protection
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
People's Oil & Gas Collaborative - Ohio
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Riverkeeper
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
San Juan Citizens Alliance
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Sierra Club
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Southern Environmental Law Center
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Western Environmental Law Center
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Western Organization of Resource Councils
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.
Wilderness Society
undersigned organizations (2013, July 30). Environmental Organizations Letter to Chairman Hastings and Ranking Member DeFazio. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from Clean Water Action.

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Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$263,928
Independent oil & gas producers$185,950
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$158,550
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$126,050
Petroleum refining & marketing$100,900
Chemicals$94,280
Oil & Gas$88,589
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$74,300
Steel$54,067
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$49,050
Manufacturing$18,700
Small business associations$10,000
Builders associations$10,000
Chambers of commerce$3,950
Fiscal & tax policy$2,600
Public official (elected or appointed)$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$18,550
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