H.R. 3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability Act

Environmental protection. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To provide direction to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the establishment of standards for emissions of any greenhouse gas from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on March 6, 2014 
Amendments:
8 proposed amendments. 5 accepted. 3 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on March 6, 2014.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 229 voted NO: 183
19 voted present/not voting

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Electricity Security and Affordability Act

H.R. 3826 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To provide direction to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the establishment of standards for emissions of any greenhouse gas from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To provide direction to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the establishment of standards for emissions of any greenhouse gas from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Electricity Security and Affordability Act
  • Electricity Security and Affordability Act
  • Electricity Security and Affordability Act
Sponsor
Ed Whitfield
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Air quality
  • Climate change and greenhouse gases
  • Coal
  • Congressional oversight
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Oil and gas
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Major Actions
Introduced1/09/2014
Referred to Committee
Amendments (8 proposed)
Passed House3/06/2014
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Capito amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.3/05/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.3/05/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.3/05/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Latta amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.3/05/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 576 (Smith) to H.R. 3826: Amendment sought to require EPA to rely on proven technologies when it sets rules ...3/06/2014This amendment PASSED the House
230 voted YES 184 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 577 (Capps) to H.R. 3826: Amendment sought to allow the EPA to consider all pollution control technologies being used ...3/06/2014This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
184 voted YES 228 voted NO 19 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 581 (Schakowsky) to H.R. 3826: To accept the scientific finding of the EPA that greenhouse gas pollution is "contributing ...3/06/2014This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
190 voted YES 221 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 583 (Waxman) to H.R. 3826: Amendment sought to add a section setting effective date guidelines which take effect when ...3/06/2014This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
178 voted YES 231 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 3826: Electricity Security and Affordability Act3/06/2014This motion DID NOT PASS the House
184 voted YES 223 voted NO 24 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 3826: Electricity Security and Affordability Act3/06/2014This bill PASSED the House
229 voted YES 183 voted NO 19 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/09/2014
1/09/2014Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
1/10/2014Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
1/27/2014Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
1/28/2014Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar1/28/2014Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 19.
2/28/2014Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-365.
Put on a legislative calendar2/28/2014Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271.
3/04/2014Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 497 Reported to House. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-40 for H.R. 3826 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
3/05/2014Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 497.
3/05/2014The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-40 for H.R. 3826 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
3/05/2014House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 497 and Rule XVIII.
3/05/2014The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3/05/2014GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3826.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment No. 1.
3/05/2014POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (TX) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment No. 2.
3/05/2014POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment No. 2, 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 adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capito amendment No. 3.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 4.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 5.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 6.
3/05/2014POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3/05/2014Mr. Whitfield moved to rise.
3/05/2014On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3/05/2014Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3826 as unfinished business.
3/05/2014Considered as unfinished business.
3/05/2014The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latta amendment No. 7.
3/05/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 497, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 8.
3/05/2014POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 8, 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 adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3/05/2014Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Smith (TX).
3/05/2014Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Capps.
3/05/2014Amendment (A003) offered by Mrs. Capito.
select this voteVote3/05/2014On agreeing to the Capito amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/05/2014Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. McKinley.
select this voteVote3/05/2014On agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/05/2014Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. McKinley.
select this voteVote3/05/2014On agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/05/2014Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Schakowsky.
3/05/2014Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Latta.
select this voteVote3/05/2014On agreeing to the Latta amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/05/2014Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Waxman.
3/06/2014Considered as unfinished business.
3/06/2014The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3/06/2014The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3826.
3/06/2014The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3/06/2014The 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.
3/06/2014Ms. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
3/06/2014DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) 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 the application of the bill with respect to rules that save consumers money on electricity bills, including rules that allow for or, encourage energy efficiency, demand response, and other approaches to lower the cost of electricity for consumers.
3/06/2014The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3/06/2014Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote3/06/2014H.Amdt. 576 (Smith) to H.R. 3826: Amendment sought to require EPA to rely on proven technologies when it sets rules ...
select this voteVote3/06/2014H.Amdt. 577 (Capps) to H.R. 3826: Amendment sought to allow the EPA to consider all pollution control technologies being used ...
select this voteVote3/06/2014H.Amdt. 581 (Schakowsky) to H.R. 3826: To accept the scientific finding of the EPA that greenhouse gas pollution is "contributing ...
select this voteVote3/06/2014H.Amdt. 583 (Waxman) to H.R. 3826: Amendment sought to add a section setting effective date guidelines which take effect when ...
select this voteVote3/06/2014On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 3826: Electricity Security and Affordability Act
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage3/06/2014H.R. 3826: Electricity Security and Affordability Act
3/10/2014Received in the Senate.
5/07/2014Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar5/08/2014Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 374.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 576Smith, Lamar [R-TX21]March 5, 2014Passed by roll call vote on March 6, 2014.

Amendment sought to require EPA to rely on proven technologies when it sets rules for any power plant.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 577Capps, Lois [D-CA24]March 5, 2014Failed by roll call vote on March 6, 2014.

Amendment sought to allow the EPA to consider all pollution control technologies being used in the United States or elsewhere when setting new power plant emission standards.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 578Capito, Shelley [R-WV2]March 5, 2014Passed by voice vote on March 5, 2014.

Amendment clarifies that the bill does not preclude a performance standard that is based on a technology developed in a foreign country, as long as that technology has been demonstrated to be achievable at a power plant in the United States.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 579McKinley, David [R-WV1]March 5, 2014Passed by voice vote on March 5, 2014.

Amendment sought to require the EPA, when submitting its report to Congress, to consult with the Energy Information Administration, Comptroller General, National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 580McKinley, David [R-WV1]March 5, 2014Passed by voice vote on March 5, 2014.

Amendment requires the EPA, when reporting to Congress pursuant to section 3 of the bill, to look at the economic impact of such rule or guidelines, including the potential effects on capital investments and projected costs for operation and maintenance of new equipment required to be installed and the global competitiveness of the United States.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 581Schakowsky, Janice [D-IL9]March 5, 2014Failed by roll call vote on March 6, 2014.

An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 113-373 to accept the scientific finding of the EPA that greenhouse gas pollution is "contributing to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects".

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select this voteH. Amdt. 582Latta, Robert [R-OH5]March 5, 2014Passed by voice vote on March 5, 2014.

Amendment clarifies that the definition of "demonstration project" refers to projects that are receiving Federal Government funding or financial assistance.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 583Waxman, Henry [D-CA33]March 5, 2014Failed by roll call vote on March 6, 2014.

Amendment sought to add a section setting effective date guidelines which take effect when the Administrator of the EIA certifies that another Federal program, other than one under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, will reduce carbon pollution in at least equivalent quantities, with similar timing and from the same sources as the reductions required under the rules and guidelines nullified by section 4.

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