Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 13-17

NAY – H. Res. 547 — Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3408) to set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3813) to amend title 5, United States Code, to secure the annuities of Federal civilian employees, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs, and for other purposes.

YEA – H.Amdt. 932 — An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review the results of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) study, as required by the bipartisan pipeline safety bill (P.L. 112-90), before issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

YEA – H.Amdt. 933 — An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to ensure that if the Keystone XL pipeline is built, the oil that it transports to the Gulf of Mexico and the fuels made from that oil remain in this country to benefit Americans. The amendment allows the President to waive this requirement if it can be shown that an export of the oil or fuels won’t increase our dependence on oil or fuels we buy from hostile nations, that prices for refiners and consumers won’t go up if the export occurs, or if an export is needed to comply with any international treaties or other agreements we have to export oil or fuels.

YEA – H.Amdt. 934 — An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to amend Title XIV to prohibit the issuance of a permit absent conditions that restrict the ability of the permit recipient from initiating or threatening to initiate proceedings to invoke the power of eminent domain against the will of a property’s owner for the purposes of constructing or operating the Keystone XL pipeline.

YEA – H.Amdt. 935 — An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require that a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is not to be issued or deemed issued unless the permit applicant can certify and provide adequate documentation to FERC that at least 75% of the iron and steel to be used in domestic portion of the pipeline is produced in North America.

YEA – H.Amdt. 936 — An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to strike subtitle A of title XVII and provides a five year window offset through increasing the federal share of drilling revenue.

YEA – H.Amdt. 938 — An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to strike Section 17304, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and part 4, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states.

YEA – H.Amdt. 940 An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to prohibit oil and natural gas lease sales in the northeast U.S.

NAY – H.Amdt. 942 — An amendment numbered 11 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to raise the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act cap to $750 million per year starting in year 2023 until 2055. The amendment keeps the $500 million cap per year in place through year 2022.

YEA – H.Amdt. 943 — An amendment numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require a person to include in the application for a drilling lease an estimate of the economic impact, including job losses, resulting from a worst-case discharge of oil from facilities operating under the lease.+

YEA – H.Amdt. 944 An amendment numbered 13 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to clarify that the legislation does not allow for oil and gas drilling on the northern coast of California.

YEA – H.Amdt. 946 — An amendment numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require that offshore oil and gas leases contain specific safety requirements.

NAY – H.Amdt. 947 — An amendment numbered 16 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to streamline the NEPA process to allow for expedited development of renewable energy projects on federal lands and waters.

YEA – H.Amdt. 948An amendment numbered 17 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to expand on the oil export ban already included in the Arctic drilling subtitle (Sec. 17706) to prohibit export of any natural gas produced pursuant to a lease issued under Title XVII of this Act.

YEA – H.Amdt. 949 — An amendment numbered 18 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require companies holding defective leases which allow them to drill on public lands off-shore without paying a royalty, to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases issued pursuant to Title XVII of this Act.

NAY – H.Amdt. 950 — An amendment numbered 19 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to minimize NEPA requirements for a geothermal exploration test project so a project can quickly move forward if resources are found.

NAY – H.R. 3408 House vote on passage of PIONEERS ACT: To set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes.

NAY – H.R. 3630A bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment compensation, Medicare physician payment, provide for the consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes.

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