The Anti-Environment Record of the 113th House of Representatives

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Database of Anti-Environment Votes in the 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Compiled by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Democratic Staff

Last updated September 24, 2014

To date, the House of Representatives has voted 223 times to block action to address climate change, to halt efforts to reduce air and water pollution, to undermine protections for public lands and coastal areas, and to weaken the protection of the environment in other ways. The Democratic staff for the Committee on Energy and Commerce compiled a searchable database of these votes, found below.

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Total Anti-Environment Votes Under GOP House Majority in the 113th Congress:

223

Votes Targeting EPA's Authority and Funding: 58

  • Votes to block actions that prevent pollution to air, water, land: 108
  • Votes to block actions to address climate change: 60
  • Votes to weaken Clean Air Act, block action on air quality: 46
  • Votes to weaken Clean Water Act, block action on water quality: 83

Votes to Benefit the Oil and Gas Industry: 93

  • Votes targeting the Department of the Interior: 81
  • Votes to undermine protections for public lands and wilderness: 110
  • Votes targeting the Department of Energy: 62
  • Votes to defund or block clean energy initiatives: 51
Title Sponsor Statutes Agencies Description Vote Date Action Result
H.R. 2 Terry (R-NE)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Blocks EPA from cutting carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants; exempts the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements and creates a rubber-stamp process for other cross-border energy projects; grants DOE the ability to override critical EPA public health and environmental rules; orders federal agencies to pretend that climate change causes no harm; and significantly weakens environmental review of drilling and mining on public lands.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2014 Final Passage Passed
226-191
H.R. 2 Schneider (D-IL) Department of Interior Ensures that under the bill, any revenue generated is used to limit excessive energy market speculation; and oil and gas leases are not issued to owners or operators of petroleum coke facilities that pollute the air or contaminate drinking water near schools, hospitals, or nursing homes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
193-222
H.R. 4 Camp (R-MI)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Energy Independence and Security Act
Equal Access to Justice Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Undermines the ability of federal agencies to develop and implement critical regulations that protect human health and environment; threatens public lands by increasing timber production and prioritizing hardrock mining activities over other land uses; and curtails or eliminates environmental and public review of these projects on public lands.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2014 Final Passage Passed
253-163
H.R. 5078 Southerland (R-FL) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Agency
Limits the scope of the Clean Water Act’s protections by blocking EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the proposed rule and guidance defining the “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act, or any similar rule or guidance.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/09/2014 Final Passage Passed
262-152
H.R. 5078 Bishop (D-NY) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Agency
Ensures that the bill does not increase the interstate movement of pollutants or contribute to impairment of water bodies.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/09/2014 H.Amdt.1139 Defeated
170-240
H.R. 5078 Huffman (D-CA) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Agency
Preserves existing authority to protect water quality for public water supplies, agricultural uses, and to mitigate droughts.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/09/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
177-235
H.R. 935 Gibbs (R-OH) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA and states from requiring a Clean Water Act permit for pesticides sprayed into navigable waters.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/31/2014 Final Passage Passed
267-161
H.R. 935 Capps (D-CA) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency States that the bill does not apply if the pesticide is a carcinogen or is being used in an area with higher-than-normal incidence of childhood cancer.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/31/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
195-233
H.R. 4315 DeFazio (D-OR) Endangered Species Act Department of Interior Prevents federal wildlife agencies from relying solely on internal agency publications that have not been peer-reviewed when making decisions under the Endangered Species Act.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/29/2014 H.Amdt.1128 Passed
188-227
H.R. 4315 Holt (D-NJ) Endangered Species Act Department of Interior Strikes the provision requiring federal wildlife agencies to use possibly deficient and unsound scientific information when making decisions under the Endangered Species Act.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/29/2014 H.Amdt.1129 Defeated
204-215
H.R. 4315 Hastings (R-WA) Endangered Species Act Department of Interior Weakens the Endangered Species Act by creating new bureaucratic hurdles to listing new species and hindering citizen participation in the enforcement of the law.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/29/2014 Final Passage Passed
233-190
H.R. 4923 LaMalfa (R-CA) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Agency
Provides agriculture with broad new exemptions from the Clean Water Act that would allow new wetland and stream destruction.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1024 Passed
239-182
H.R. 4923 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks funding for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study, a study to examine flood risk prevention and the impacts of navigation, hydropower, irrigation and other activities on the river.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1028 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks funding for the Missouri River Ecosystem Recovery Program, a long-term study into the actions required to mitigate habitat loss and protect sensitive species.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1030 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Stockman (R-TX) Department of Energy Prevents DOE from using funds to block approval of offshore drilling permits, even though DOE does not use funds for those purposes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1033 Passed
218-204
H.R. 4923 Scalise (R-LA) Clean Water Act Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from requiring that developers offset and mitigate the loss of wetlands in Louisiana.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1036 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Yoho (R-FL) Department of Energy Blocks funding for a DOE program to support sustainable urban development and smart growth in China and India.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1037 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4899 Fleming (R-LA) Blocks the Western Area Power Administration from using borrowing authority to construct or upgrade electric transmission lines or deliver power generated from renewable sources.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1038 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Walberg (R-MI) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Energy Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that require DOE to conduct a national media campaign to promote energy efficiency.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1039 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 McKinley (R-WV) Department of Energy Prohibits DOE from using estimates of the social cost of carbon pollution in agency rulemakings and blocks DOE from participating in climate science research activities.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1040 Passed
229-188
H.R. 4923 Weber (R-TX) Department of Energy Blocks DOE from issuing a loan guarantee to the offshore Cape Wind Energy Project.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1042 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Byrne (R-AL) Army Corps of Engineers Prohibits use of funds to implement the National Ocean Policy, which was created to strengthen U.S. stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1044 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Gosar (R-AZ) Department of Energy Blocks DOE funding for high efficiency toilets or indoor water-efficient toilets programs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1046 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Speier (D-CA) Department of Energy Cuts funding for fossil energy research and development by $31 million.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.997 Defeated
184-235
H.R. 4923 Lankford (R-OK) Department of Energy Prohibits DOE from using estimates of the social cost of carbon pollution in agency rulemakings.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1015 Passed
227-191
H.R. 4923 Cassidy (R-LA) Department of Energy Blocks DOE from considering the greenhouse gas impacts of liquefied natural gas exports when determining whether such exports are in the public interest.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1016 Passed
232-187
H.R. 4923 Burgess (R-TX) Department of Energy Blocks implementation and enforcement of industry-supported light bulb efficiency standards.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1020 Passed
226-193
H.R. 4923 Gosar (R-AZ) Department of Energy Blocks DOE from using funds to develop and validate models to predict future greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2014 H.Amdt.1045 Passed
226-194
H.R. 4923 Swalwell (D-CA) Department of Energy Increases funding for clean energy and renewable efficiency programs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/09/2014 H.Amdt.989 Defeated
172-245
H.R. 4923 Noem (R-SD) Department of Energy Cuts funding for renewable energy programs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/09/2014 H.Amdt.986 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4923 Castor (D-FL) Department of Energy Increases funding for clean energy and renewable efficiency programs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/09/2014 H.Amdt.987 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 4899 Wittman (R-VA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Allows the Secretary of the Interior to add a lease sale area even after the 5-year oil and gas leasing plan has been finalized.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/26/2014 H.Amdt.962 Passed
244-172
H.R. 4899 Lowenthal (D-CA) Department of Interior Strikes language prohibiting the Interior Department from coordinating coastal and marine spatial planning under the National Ocean Policy.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/26/2014 H.Amdt.963 Defeated
179-232
H.R. 4899 Duncan (R-SC) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Directs the Interior Department to include Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia into an administrative planning area for offshore oil and gas leasing purposes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/26/2014 H.Amdt.964 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4899 Capps (D-CA) Department of Interior Requires the Secretary of the Interior to notify all relevant state and local regulatory agencies after receiving any application for a permit that would allow the conduct of any offshore oil and gas stimulation activities.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/26/2014 H.Amdt.966 Defeated
183-227
H.R. 4899 Blumenauer (D-OR) Requires oil and gas companies holding royalty-free offshore leases to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases.
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06/26/2014 H.Amdt.968 Defeated
179-229
H.R. 4899 Bishop (D-NY) Department of Interior Requires major oil and gas companies to forgo certain tax benefits before obtaining new leases on public lands.
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06/26/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
177-235
H.R. 4899 Hastings (R-WA)
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Department of Interior Opens new onshore and offshore areas to oil and gas drilling with limited environmental review and public input. Directs federal land managers to manage lands for the primary purpose of energy and mineral production at the expense of other uses.
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06/26/2014 Final Passage Passed
229-185
H.R. 4899 Deutch (D-FL) Strikes language in the bill stating that legal action involving an oil and gas leasing decision takes precedence over all other pending matters before a federal district court.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/26/2014 H.Amdt.967 Defeated
188-223
H.R. 4899 Bishop (R-UT) Department of Interior Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from canceling, deferring or withdrawing any lease previously announced to be auctioned after the public comment period has expired.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/26/2014 H.Amdt.969 Passed
241-171
H.R. 6 Gardner (R-CO) Department of Energy Disrupts the Department of Energy’s existing approval process for the export of liquefied natural gas. Sets arbitrary deadlines that would truncate DOE’s public interest reviews, limiting DOE’s ability to weigh the pros and cons of projects.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/25/2014 Final Passage Passed
266-150
H.R. 3301 Upton (R-MI) National Environmental Policy Act Eliminates the existing permitting process for cross-border pipelines and electric transmission lines and replaces it with a process that blocks meaningful environmental review and rubber-stamps permits.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/24/2014 Final Passage Passed
238-173
H.R. 3301 Pallone (D-NJ) National Environmental Policy Act Requires a thorough environmental review of the full length of cross-border pipelines and energy projects.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/24/2014 H.Amdt.955 Defeated
176-233
H.R. 3301 Waxman (D-CA) Excludes any project with a pending permit application, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, from the bill’s new rubberstamp approval process.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/24/2014 H.Amdt.956 Defeated
171-240
H.R. 3301 Welch (D-VT) National Environmental Policy Act Requires a thorough environmental review of all modifications to cross-border pipelines and energy projects.
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06/24/2014 H.Amdt.957 Defeated
176-234
H.R. 3301 Schneider (D-IL) Blocks approval of a cross-border oil pipeline if it could result in toxic chemicals entering the Great Lakes or drinking water supplies or if the pipeline's owner or operator was previously responsible for a major spill.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/24/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
185-227
H.R. 4870 McClintock (R-CA) Department of Defense Blocks statutory requirements and executive orders on renewable fuels, efficient vehicles, recycled materials, and sustainable environmental practices.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/20/2014 H.Amdt.929 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4870 Conaway (R-TX)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Blocks funds for construction of a planned Department of Defense and USDA biofuels refinery.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/20/2014 H.Amdt.937 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4870 Blumenauer (D-OR) Department of Defense Increases funding for environmental restoration at formerly used defense sites.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/19/2014 H.Amdt.885 Defeated
179-242
H.R. 4870 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Defense Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that prohibit the government from entering into long-term contracts for the procurement of alternative fuels that are more polluting than conventional fuels.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/19/2014 H.Amdt.913 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4870 McKinley (R-WV) Department of Defense Blocks DOD from using funds to contribute to the U.S. National Climate Assessment and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report. Blocks DOD from accounting for the cost of carbon pollution in agency actions.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/19/2014 H.Amdt.915 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4870 Murphy (R-PA) Department of Defense Reduces funds for environmental restoration at Department of Defense sites.
Floor debate: TEXT |
06/18/2014 H.Amdt.884 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4660 Meadows (R-NC) Blocks the United States from entering into a trade agreement that establishes a limit on greenhouse gas emissions.
Floor debate: TEXT |
05/30/2014 H.Amdt.771 Passed
226-179
H.R. 4660 Hastings (R-WA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Blocks the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from using funds to implement buffer zones along rivers important to the recovery of salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
Floor debate: TEXT |
05/29/2014 H.Amdt.740 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4660 Flores (R-TX) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Prohibits use of funds to implement the National Ocean Policy, which was created to strengthen U.S. stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
05/29/2014 H.Amdt.751 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4660 Salmon (R-AZ) Prohibits the National Science Foundation from funding research into the impact of climate change on tea cultivation.
Floor debate: TEXT |
05/29/2014 H.Amdt.762 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4660 Perry (R-PA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Blocks NOAA from using funds to contribute to the U.S. National Climate Assessment and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report. Blocks NOAA from accounting for the cost of carbon pollution in agency actions.
Floor debate: TEXT |
05/29/2014 H.Amdt.766 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 4660 Holt (D-NJ) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Transfers $37.5 million within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of climate change research.
Floor debate: TEXT |
05/28/2014 H.Amdt.702 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 4660 McDermott (D-WA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Increases funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by $3 million for the purpose of salmon propagation in the Pacific Northwest and cuts funding for the U.S. Census by the same amount.
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05/28/2014 H.Amdt.701 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 4435 McKinley (R-WV) Department of Defense Prohibits DOD from using estimates of the social cost of carbon pollution in agency rulemakings and blocks DOD from participating in climate science research activities.#page=14
Floor debate: TEXT |
05/21/2014 H.Amdt.671 Passed
231-192
H.Con.Res.96 Ryan (R-WI)
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Requires drastic budget cuts for environmental protection, clean energy, coastal protection, and climate programs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
04/10/2014 Final Passage Passed
219-205
H.R. 1459 Bishop (R-UT) Weakens the President's authority to designate and protect lands as national monuments under the Antiquities Act.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/26/2014 Final Passage Passed
222-201
H.R. 2824 Johnson (R-OH) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Department of Interior Blocks the Department of the Interior from issuing rules to protect streams from the impact of mountaintop removal coal mining and forces states to adopt an inadequate rule vacated by the courts.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/25/2014 Final Passage Passed
229-192
H.R. 2824 Lowenthal (D-CA) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Department of Interior Requires states to implement existing federal rules protecting streams from mountaintop removal coal mining waste unless the federal rules would provide less protection than state programs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/25/2014 H.Amdt.599 Defeated
188-231
H.R. 2824 Cartwright (D-PA) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Department of Interior Retains states' authority to establish programs to protect streams from mountaintop removal coal mining waste.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/25/2014 H.Amdt.600 Defeated
196-225
H.R. 3189 Hastings (R-WA)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Strips federal land management agencies of ability to condition water use in their permitting processes, impeding efforts to protect rivers and other water resources for fish, wildlife, and recreation.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/13/2014 Final Passage Passed
238-174
H.R. 3189 Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Clarifies that the bill does not prevent the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from protecting recreational fishing, mitigating drought conditions, facilitating fire suppression, and protecting tribal treaty rights.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/13/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
183-227
H.R. 2641 Marino (R-PA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Significantly weakens environmental and public review of energy, infrastructure, and other construction projects.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 Final Passage Passed
229-179
H.R. 2641 Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Strikes provisions in the bill that deem environmental permits and licenses approved if an agency does not act within an arbitrary time-frame.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.584 Defeated
180-228
H.R. 2641 McKinley (R-WV)
Clean Air Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Prohibits federal agencies from considering the "social cost of carbon" in conducting environmental reviews or in environmental decision-making.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.585 Passed
222-188
H.R. 2641 Webster (R-FL)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Extends the bill's provisions to apply retroactively to pending construction projects that require federal approval or federal permitting.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.586 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2641 Nadler (D-NY) Nuclear Regulatory Commission Exempts from the bill any construction project for a nuclear facility planned in an area designated as an earthquake fault zone.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.587 Defeated
187-220
H.R. 2641 Johnson (D-GA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Clarifies that nothing in the bill changes or limits any law or regulation allowing for public comment or participation in an agency decision making process.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.588 Defeated
192-217
H.R. 2641 DelBene (D-WA)
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Ensures that bill does not weaken environmental review of projects that affect safe drinking water or air quality of local communities, among other measures.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
190-217
H.R. 3826 Whitfield (R-KY) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Eliminates EPA’s authority to require carbon pollution reductions from both new and existing coal-fired power plants.
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03/06/2014 Final Passage Passed
229-182
H.R. 3826 Smith (R-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Expands the scope of the bill to remove EPA’s authority to require carbon pollution reductions from any fossil fuel-fired power plant.
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03/06/2014 H.Amdt.576 Passed
230-184
H.R. 3826 Capps (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Allows EPA to consider all pollution control technologies used in the United States or elsewhere when setting new power plant carbon standards.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.577 Defeated
184-228
H.R. 3826 Schakowsky (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency States that Congress accepts the scientific finding of EPA that greenhouse gas pollution is "contributing to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects."
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.581 Defeated
190-221
H.R. 3826 Waxman (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that the bill takes effect only after identifying an alternative plan that achieves the same carbon pollution reductions as the EPA power plant rules.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 H.Amdt.583 Defeated
178-231
H.R. 3826 Brownley (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency States that the bill's limits on EPA authority to cut carbon pollution do not apply to rules that save consumers money on their electricity bills.
Floor debate: TEXT |
03/06/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
184-223
H.R. 899 Foxx (R-NC)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Adds layers of procedural steps to the rulemaking process, undermining the ability of federal agencies to develop critical public health and safety protections.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/28/2014 Final Passage Passed
234-176
H.R. 899 Connolly (D-VA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Ensures that key stakeholders, such as public interest organizations, are afforded the same opportunities for consultation on a rule as the private sector.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/28/2014 H.Amdt.574 Defeated
194-216
H.R. 899 Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Exempts from the bill any rule that would generate benefits for the public that exceed potential regulatory costs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/28/2014 H.Amdt.575 Defeated
180-232
H.R. 2804 Holding (R-NC)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Adds a statutory delay to all rules, adds dozens of procedural hurdles, and requires agencies to choose the least costly regulatory option, regardless of science and impacts on human health and the environment.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/27/2014 Final Passage Passed
236-179
H.R. 2804 Rothfus (R-PA), Barr (R-KY)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Slows the regulatory process by adding another layer of analysis to agency rulemakings.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/27/2014 H.Amdt.561 Passed
249-162
H.R. 2804 Connolly (D-VA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Exempts from the bill any rule pertaining to air quality or water quality and any consent decree or settlement agreement pertaining to such rule.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/27/2014 H.Amdt.565 Defeated
181-235
H.R. 2804 Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Johnson (D-GA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Exempts from the bill any rule that would result in net job creation or generate benefits that exceed costs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/27/2014 H.Amdt.567 Defeated
179-235
H.R. 2804 Esty (D-CT)
Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Exempts from the bill any rule that protects food safety and drinking water, among other rules.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/27/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
187-229
H.R. 2804 Johnson (D-GA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Strikes provision that imposes a 6-month delay on finalizing any agency rules, regardless of the benefits of those rules for human health and the environment.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/26/2014 H.Amdt.559 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 2804 Murphy (D-FL)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Strikes sections of bill that impose additional burdensome requirements on agency rulemakings.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/26/2014 H.Amdt.560 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 2804 Brady (R-TX)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Imposes additional bureaucratic requirements on federal agencies issuing rules to protect human health and the environment.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/26/2014 H.Amdt.562 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2954 Miller (R-FL)
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Truncates environmental review for grazing and logging and blocks the Bureau of Land Management from acquiring new lands.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/06/2014 Final Passage Passed
220-194
H.R. 2954 Grijalva (D-AZ) Department of Interior Strikes provisions in the bill blocking the Bureau of Land Management from acquiring land until it creates a public database of land holdings.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/06/2014 H.Amdt.551 Defeated
190-224
H.R. 2954 Lummis (R-WY) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Consolidates environmental review of grazing permits; deems temporary livestock trailing and crossing applications approved within 30 days and prohibits appeal of such decisions.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/06/2014 H.Amdt.552 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2954 Labrador (R-ID) Department of Interior Requires parties that challenge a final grazing decision and lose to pay the prevailing party's legal fees and expenses.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/06/2014 H.Amdt.553 Passed
218-198
H.R. 2954 McClintock (R-CA) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Agriculture Requires the Forest Service to conduct salvage logging on lands affected by the Rim Fire in California while limiting environmental review.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/06/2014 H.Amdt.554 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 3590 Latta (R-OH)
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Undermines habitat protections in wilderness areas; bars EPA from regulating lead in ammunition and sportfishing equipment under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 Final Passage Passed
268-154
H.R. 3964 Valadao (R-CA) Department of Interior Guts environmental protections for fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and upends the San Joaquin River restoration program.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 Final Passage Passed
229-191
H.R. 3590 DeFazio (D-OR) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Strikes provisions of the bill that block environmental and public review of management decisions in national wildlife refuges.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.537 Defeated
185-237
H.R. 3590 Holt (D-NJ) Department of Interior Affirms the Secretary of the Interior's authority to consider climate change when making decisions related to recreation and conservation on public lands.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.541 Defeated
181-242
H.R. 3590 Maloney (D-NY) Toxic Substances Control Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires manufacturers of chemicals that could pollute the water supply to disclose data on the risks posed to human health and the environment.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
187-231
H.R. 3964 Matsui (D-CA) Department of Interior Ensures that water remains allocated for the preservation of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta ecosystem.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.544 Defeated
193-228
H.R. 3964 Bera (D-CA) Department of Interior Ensures that bill will not harm the quality, quantity, or safety of drinking water supplies for California residents.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.545 Defeated
194-226
H.R. 3964 Capps (D-CA) Department of Interior Requires GAO to study the resiliency and adaptability of all Bureau of Reclamation projects and facilities to potential changes to the quality, quantity, or reliability of water resources.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.546 Defeated
194-227
H.R. 3964 Huffman (D-CA) Department of Interior Blocks the bill from taking effect if it interferes with California's Delta Reform Act, which lists ecosystem restoration as a priority for managing the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.548 Defeated
189-231
H.R. 3964 McNerney (D-CA) Department of Interior Blocks bill provisions from taking effect unless it is demonstrated that they will not harm water quality in the San Joaquin Delta.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.549 Defeated
193-230
H.R. 3964 Peters (D-CA) Department of Interior Blocks the bill from taking effect if it would adversely affect drinking water supplies in California.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 H.Amdt.550 Defeated
192-231
H.R. 3964 Garamendi (D-CA) Department of Interior Affirms the bill does not preempt state/local laws prohibiting export of groundwater to other areas; protects quantity and quality of water available to tribes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/05/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
191-231
H.R. 3590 Smith (R-MO) Department of Interior Blocks the National Park Service from tightening controls on motorized vessels in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/04/2014 H.Amdt.538 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 3590 Crawford (R-AR) Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Prohibits restrictions on the hunting of any migratory birds over agricultural lands, including farmed wetlands.
Floor debate: TEXT |
02/04/2014 H.Amdt.539 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2279 Gardner (R-CO)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Superfund
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Slows the pace of toxic waste site cleanups by increasing litigation and allows polluters to escape responsibility for the pollution they cause.
Floor debate: TEXT |
01/09/2014 Final Passage Passed
225-188
H.R. 2279 Sinema (D-AZ) Superfund Environmental Protection Agency Ensures that states select toxic waste sites for the National Priority List that pose the greatest danger to public health or welfare or the environment.
Floor debate: TEXT |
01/09/2014 H.Amdt.528 Defeated
189-228
H.R. 2279 Tonko (D-NY)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Superfund
Department of Defense
Environmental Protection Agency
Provides that the bill will not go into effect if it would increase litigation, reduce funding for the cleanup of contaminated sites, or would delay the cleanup of contaminated sites.
Floor debate: TEXT |
01/09/2014 H.Amdt.529 Defeated
190-227
H.R. 2279 Peters (D-CA)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Superfund
Department of Defense
Environmental Protection Agency
Provides that the bill will not go into effect if any provision slows the cleanup of contaminated sites, shifts responsibility for cleanups from polluter to the taxpayer, to results in more exposure to toxic pollution.
Floor debate: TEXT |
01/09/2014 Motion to Recommit Defeated
188-225
H.R. 1900 Pompeo (R-KS) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Replaces the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s existing natural gas permitting process with an expedited process; establishes rigid permitting deadlines, resulting in rushed reviews and serious environmental, safety, and public health consequences.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/21/2013 Final Passage Passed
252-165
H.R. 1900 Tonko (D-NY) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Requires natural gas pipeline applications to demonstrate that methane leaks will be minimized to the extent practicable.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/21/2013 H.Amdt.512 Defeated
183-233
H.R. 1900 Castor (D-FL)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Strikes the provision that requires FERC to automatically issue other agencies' environmental protection and pollution permits if those agencies miss the bill’s 90-day deadline.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/21/2013 H.Amdt.513 Defeated
184-233
H.R. 1900 Speier (D-CA) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Provides that the bill’s provisions do not apply to a pipeline project unless FERC has considered and responded to state and local concerns.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/21/2013 H.Amdt.514 Defeated
183-236
H.R. 1900 Dingell (D-MI) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Replaces the text of the bill with a requirement that GAO complete a study on what, if any, delays are expected in issuing permits for the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of natural gas pipelines.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/21/2013 H.Amdt.516 Defeated
175-239
H.R. 1900 Tierney (D-MA) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Precludes the bill from taking effect until FERC determines that the bill will not harm natural gas pipeline safety or hinder communities from engaging in the siting of natural gas pipelines.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/21/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
180-233
H.R. 1965 Lamborn (R-CO) Department of Interior Opens up new onshore public lands to drilling with less environmental review and public input; mandates that leasing occur on 25% of public lands nominated by the oil and gas industry every year; establishes a $5,000 fee for filing a protest on drilling leases.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 Final Passage Passed
228-192
H.R. 1965 Jackson-Lee (D-TX) Preserves citizens' First Amendment right to petition for redress of grievances, despite the bill's provision imposing a $5,000 fee to protest a proposed drilling project.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 H.Amdt.498 Defeated
199-222
H.R. 1965 Lowenthal (D-CA) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Ensures the Secretary of the Interior has the authority to review oil and gas activities for significant impacts on the environment and human health.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 H.Amdt.499 Defeated
194-228
H.R. 1965 Jackson-Lee (D-TX) Equal Access to Justice Act Eliminates prohibition of award of attorney fees that otherwise would be recoverable under Equal Access to Justice Act.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 H.Amdt.500 Defeated
198-225
H.R. 1965 Polis (D-CO) Requires the National Academy of Sciences to report to Congress on the impact of flooding on oil and gas facilities and the resulting instances of leaking and spills from tanks, wells, and pipelines.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 H.Amdt.503 Defeated
202-221
H.R. 1965 Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Requires the five largest oil companies to choose between the bill's fast-track permitting process on federal lands and a major tax break they currently enjoy.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
189-232
H.R. 2728 Flores (R-TX) Department of Interior Precludes the federal government from exercising oversight and enforcement authority over all activities related to hydraulic fracturing on public lands, whether or not state regulations are adequate to protect the environment and human health.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 Final Passage Passed
235-187
H.R. 2728 Holt (D-NJ) Department of Interior Allows the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 H.Amdt.507 Defeated
190-230
H.R. 2728 Lowenthal (D-CA) Department of Interior Preserves the authority of the Department of the Interior to require public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid and the disposition of such fluid.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/20/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
188-232
H.R. 1965 Hastings (R-WA) Department of Interior Cuts funding for wind and solar energy permitting on public lands.
Floor debate: TEXT |
11/19/2013 H.Amdt.497 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 3080 DeFazio (D-OR) National Environmental Policy Act Army Corps of Engineers Delays the application of environmental “streamlining” provisions in the bill until the Secretary certifies that there is sufficient funding to reduce the current backlog of authorized Corps projects.
Floor debate: TEXT |
10/23/2013 H.Amdt.482 Defeated
183-236
H.R. 3080 Flores (R-TX) Army Corps of Engineers Prohibits use of funds to implement the National Ocean Policy, which was created to strengthen U.S. stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
10/23/2013 H.Amdt.483 Passed
225-193
H.R. 687 Napolitano (D-CA) Clean Water Act Department of Interior Protects water quality and water quantity for the people living and working near the proposed mine.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/26/2013 H.Amdt.478 Defeated
191-217
H.R. 1526 Hastings (R-WA)
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Requires U.S. Forest Service to increase timber production in national forests; curtails environmental review of certain logging activities; allows road-building and logging in roadless areas.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/20/2013 Final Passage Passed
244-173
H.R. 1526 Daines (R-MT)
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture Limits judicial review of timber sales by precluding court-issued injunctions based on alleged violations of procedural requirements in selecting, planning, or analyzing timber sales.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/20/2013 H.Amdt.468 Passed
219-196
H.R. 1526 McClintock (R-CA)
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture Waives judicial review on any timber salvage project resulting from a wildfire occurring in 2013.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/20/2013 H.Amdt.470 Passed
243-172
H.R. 1526 McClintock (R-CA) Department of Agriculture Prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from removing any roads or trails without first allowing for public comment.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/20/2013 H.Amdt.472 Passed
249-166
H.R. 1526 Smith (R-MO) Department of Agriculture Puts a moratorium on the use of prescribed fires in the Mark Twain National Forest until the Secretary of Agriculture submits a report to Congress on the economic impacts of these fires.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/19/2013 H.Amdt.471 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 761 Amodei (R-NV)
Equal Access to Justice Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Elevates mining over other uses of public lands; limits environmental and public review of proposed mining projects; and allows companies to mine on public lands without paying royalties.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2013 Final Passage Passed
246-178
H.R. 761 Lowenthal (D-CA) National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Narrows the bill's overly broad definition of covered minerals to those that are truly strategic and critical and excludes minerals such as sand, gravel, and clay.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2013 H.Amdt.463
H.R. 761 Veasey (D-TX) National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to narrow the overly broad scope of the bill by publishing a list of "strategic and critical minerals" covered by the bill.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2013 H.Amdt.464 Defeated
189-237
H.R. 761 Connolly (D-VA) National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Requires thorough environmental review of mineral exploration and mining projects prior to approval; removes the bill's arbitrary limit on the timeframe for such review.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2013 H.Amdt.465 Defeated
186-240
H.R. 761 Hastings (D-FL)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Requires that mining permit applicants provide financial assurance for cleanup of potential pollution from mining activities.
Floor debate: TEXT |
09/18/2013 H.Amdt.466 Defeated
191-235
H.R. 367 Young (R-IN)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Blocks any major rule that does not receive approval from both houses of Congress within 70 legislative days.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/02/2013 Final Passage Passed
232-183
H.R. 367 Scalise (R-LA) Requires the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/02/2013 H.Amdt.448 Passed
237-176
H.R. 367 Latham (R-IA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Slows agency rulemakings by adding burdensome requirements for agencies to report regulatory actions to Congress.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/02/2013 H.Amdt.451 Passed
263-152
H.R. 367 Nadler (D-NY) Nuclear Regulatory Commission Exempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent Fukushima-type disasters in the United States.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/02/2013 H.Amdt.453 Defeated
186-229
H.R. 367 Kuster (D-NH)
Clean Water Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Toxic Substances Control Act
Environmental Protection Agency Exempts major rules pertaining to jobs, health, and safety from the requirements of the bill, including rules to limit exposure to toxic substances, protect drinking water, and promote safe disposal of hazardous waste.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/02/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
185-229
H.R. 1582 Cassidy (R-LA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Gives the Department of Energy authority to override EPA rules that protect human health and the environment from energy-related pollution.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 Final Passage Passed
232-181
H.R. 1582 Waxman (D-CA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Strikes section 2 of the bill, which would allow DOE to veto EPA rules that protect human health and the environment from energy-related pollution.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 H.Amdt.444 Defeated
183-230
H.R. 1582 Connolly (D-VA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Provides that the section of the bill giving DOE a veto over EPA rules does not apply to rules relating to air quality or water quality.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 H.Amdt.445 Defeated
182-224
H.R. 1582 Woodall (R-GA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires EPA to meet burdensome new disclosure requirements as a condition of using the best peer-reviewed science in agency rulemakings to protect human health.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 H.Amdt.446 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 1582 Murphy (R-PA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Prohibits EPA from using estimates of the social cost of carbon pollution in agency rulemakings until a law is enacted authorizing such use.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 H.Amdt.447 Passed
234-178
H.R. 1582 Capps (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Exempts from the bill's delays any EPA rules that reduce incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children or seniors.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
188-221
H.R. 367 Davis (R-IL), Peterson (D-MN)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Expands the bill to block any interim final EPA rules that would have a significant impact on agricultural operations.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 H.Amdt.449 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 367 McKinley (R-WV)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Blocks any federal regulatory action that would cost $50 million or more, without regard to the benefits of that action.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 H.Amdt.456 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 367 Webster (R-FL)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Superfund
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Agriculture
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Interior
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Prevents federal agencies from issuing guidance documents or making any significant policy changes without congressional approval.
Floor debate: TEXT |
08/01/2013 H.Amdt.457 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2218 McKinley (R-WV) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA regulation of toxic coal ash and fails to set a federal standard for state coal ash disposal programs.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/25/2013 Final Passage Passed
265-155
H.R. 2218 Waxman (D-CA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires that state coal ash permit programs protect human health and the environment.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/25/2013 H.Amdt.415 Defeated
185-231
H.R. 2218 Tonko (D-NY) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires EPA to find a state coal ash permit program deficient if the implementation of the program threatens human health or the environment in any other state.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/25/2013 H.Amdt.416 Defeated
176-239
H.R. 2218 McCollum (D-MN) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires state agencies to ensure that all wet disposal structures meet criteria for design, construction, operation, and maintenance sufficient to prevent contamination of groundwater and sources of drinking water, including the Great Lakes.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/25/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
192-225
H.R. 2397 LaMalfa (R-CA) Clean Air Act Department of Defense Blocks the use of funds to pay fines assessed against a military installation by the California Air Resources Board.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/24/2013 H.Amdt.388 Passed
235-188
H.R. 2397 Blumenauer (D-OR) Department of Defense Restores funding for restoration of former defense sites to FY2013 levels in order to clean up unexploded ordnance in a timely and safe fashion.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/23/2013 H.Amdt.352 Defeated
176-242
H.R. 2397 Scalise (R-LA) Department of Defense Prohibits the Department of Defense from entering into any contract for the purchase of non-petroleum based fuels.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/23/2013 H.Amdt.377 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2397 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Defense Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that prohibit the government from entering into long-term contracts for the procurement of alternative fuels that are more polluting than conventional fuels.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/23/2013 H.Amdt.380 Passed
237-189
H.R. 2397 Lamborn (R-CO) Department of Defense Prohibits the use of funds to conduct an environmental impact study on intercontinental ballistic missiles and their facilities.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/23/2013 H.Amdt.389 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Makes steep cuts to renewable energy and energy efficiency programs and blocks implementation of policies designed to cut pollution and make the economy more energy efficient.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/10/2013 Final Passage Passed
227-198
H.R. 2609 Hastings (D-FL) Department of Energy Increases funding for DOE science activities by $223 million by cutting funding for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.270 Defeated
156-266
H.R. 2609 Garamendi (D-CA) Department of Energy Increases funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy by $329 million by reducing funds for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.272 Defeated
155-266
H.R. 2609 Jackson-Lee (D-TX) Department of Energy Increases by $1 million funding for environmental justice programs managed by historically black colleges, minority serving institutions, and tribal colleges, by cutting funding for NNSA.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.275 Defeated
184-238
H.R. 2609 Burgess (R-TX) Department of Energy Blocks implementation and enforcement of industry-supported light bulb efficiency standards.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.285 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Bass (D-CA)
Clean Water Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce oil industry exemptions from federal environmental laws at the Inglewood Oil Field.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.286 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Scalise (R-LA) Clean Water Act Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from requiring that developers offset and mitigate the loss of wetlands in Louisiana.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.288 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Blackburn (R-TN) Department of Energy Prohibits the use of funds to finalize, implement, or enforce DOE's proposed ceiling fan efficiency rule.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.290 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Walberg (R-MI) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Energy Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that require DOE to conduct a national media campaign to promote energy efficiency.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.292 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Fleming (R-LA) Blocks the Western Area Power Administration from using borrowing authority to construct or upgrade electric transmission lines or deliver power generated from renewable sources.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.303 Passed
230-194
H.R. 2609 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks funding for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study, a study to examine flood risk prevention and the impacts of navigation, hydropower, irrigation and other activities on the river.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.305 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the Missouri River Ecosystem Recovery Program, a long-term study into the actions required to mitigate habitat loss and protect sensitive species.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.306 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Speier (D-CA) Department of Energy Reduces the Fossil Energy Research and Development account by $30 million.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.308 Defeated
174-250
H.R. 2609 Grayson (D-FL)
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Cuts fossil energy research and development by $10 million and directs the funds to Army Corps of Engineers flood control and coastal emergency activities.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.309 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 LaMalfa (R-CA) Clean Water Act Army Corps of Engineers Blocks Army Corps of Engineers from requiring certain agricultural activities to obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act before discharging into waterways.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.313 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Flores (R-TX) Department of Energy Prohibits use of funds to implement the National Ocean Policy, which was created to strengthen U.S. stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.315 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Energy Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that prohibit the government from entering into long-term contracts for the procurement of alternative fuels that are more polluting than conventional fuels.
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07/10/2013 H.Amdt.316 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Schneider (D-IL)
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Increases funding to combat invasive species; to respond to upcoming hurricanes; and to supplement the US-Israel Energy Cooperation Program.
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07/10/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
195-230
H.R. 2609 Moran (D-VA), Dingell (D-MI) Clean Water Act Army Corps of Engineers Preserves the authority of the Army Corps of Engineers to protect streams, tributaries, and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.246 Defeated
177-236
H.R. 2609 Moran (D-VA), Dingell (D-MI) Clean Water Act Army Corps of Engineers Preserves the authority of the Army Corps of Engineers to preclude dumping of mining waste into waterways and change the definition of "fill material" under the Clean Water Act.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.247 Defeated
188-226
H.R. 2609 Noem (R-SD) Department of Energy Cuts solar energy programs by $15 million.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.248 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Hastings (R-WA) Department of Energy Cuts funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $9.5 million and cuts DOE administration funding by $20 million.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.249 Passed
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Johnson (D-TX) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced energy research by $1.655 billion by cutting funding for defense environmental cleanup.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.250 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 2609 Takano (D-CA) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $245 million by cutting funding for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.251 Defeated
152-264
H.R. 2609 Cohen (D-TN) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $50 million by cutting funding for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.255 Defeated
168-241
H.R. 2609 Swalwell (D-CA) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $1 million and cuts funding for DOE administration by the same amount.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.257 Defeated
201-213
H.R. 2609 Perlmutter (D-CO) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $15 million (intended for the National Renewable Energy Lab) and decreases funding for nuclear weapons activities by the same amount.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.260 Defeated
177-238
H.R. 2609 Connolly (D-VA) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $15.5 million (intended to support energy resiliency initiatives) by cutting funding for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.261 Defeated
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H.R. 2609 Takano (D-CA) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $20 million (intended for DOE's Zero Emission Cargo Transport grant program) by cutting funding for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.263 Defeated
164-252
H.R. 2609 Takano (D-CA) Department of Energy Increases funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency by $40 million (intended for DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program) by cutting funding for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.264 Defeated
166-250
H.R. 2609 Butterfield (D-NC) Department of Energy Increases funds for the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy by $127 million by cutting funding for fossil energy R&D and nuclear weapons activities.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.267 Defeated
150-266
H.R. 2609 Foster (D-IL) Department of Energy Increases funding for DOE's Office of Science by $500 million, bringing it in line with the Administration’s FY14 request, by cutting funding for nuclear weapons activities.
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07/09/2013 H.Amdt.271 Defeated
143-273
H.R. 2231 Hastings (R-WA)
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Department of Interior Requires the Interior Department to craft a new five-year drilling plan, opening areas of the Outer Continental Shelf in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and offshore Alaska to new drilling with limited environmental review.
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06/28/2013 Final Passage Passed
235-186
H.R. 2231 DeFazio (D-OR) Department of Interior Protects the valuable fishery in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska from new offshore drilling.
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06/28/2013 H.Amdt.241 Defeated
183-235
H.R. 2231 Broun (R-GA) Creates new obstacles for states, local governments, and other parties to challenge drilling decisions by limiting judicial review and instituting “loser pays” requirements for court costs.
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06/28/2013 H.Amdt.242 Passed
217-202
H.R. 2231 Grayson (D-FL) Clarifies that the legislation does not affect the right of any state to prohibit the management, leasing, developing, and use of lands (including offshore oil drilling) beneath navigable waters within its boundaries.
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06/28/2013 H.Amdt.243 Defeated
209-210
H.R. 2231 Capps (D-CA) Strikes language from the bill requiring new drilling off the coast of southern California.
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06/28/2013 H.Amdt.244 Defeated
176-241
H.R. 2231 Schneider (D-IL) Affirms current law prohibiting new oil and gas drilling in or under any of the Great Lakes.
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06/28/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
195-225
H.R. 1613 Grayson (D-FL) Specifies that the bill does not impinge on the right of any state to prohibit the management, leasing, developing, and use of lands (including offshore oil drilling) beneath navigable waters within its boundaries.
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06/27/2013 H.Amdt.232 Defeated
213-213
H.R. 1613 Garcia (D-FL) Department of Interior Requires the Secretary of the Interior to ensure that drillers meet well safety, blowout protection, and risk assessment requirements prior to the commencement of drilling operations authorized under this bill.
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06/27/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
194-232
H.R. 2231 Hastings (D-FL)
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Department of Interior Removes a provision in the underlying bill that limits environmental review of new areas leased for offshore drilling.
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06/27/2013 H.Amdt.235 Defeated
188-233
H.R. 2231 Flores (R-TX) Department of Interior Prohibits use of funds to implement the National Ocean Policy, which was created to strengthen U.S. stewardship of the oceans and Great Lakes.
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06/27/2013 H.Amdt.237 Defeated
233-190
H.R. 2231 Rigell (R-VA) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Expedites the issuance of a permit for seismic testing to evaluate the size of potential oil and gas resources located off the Atlantic Coast.
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06/27/2013 H.Amdt.240 Passed
234-191
H.R. 3 Terry (R-NE)
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Interior
Department of State
Environmental Protection Agency
Grants a regulatory earmark to TransCanada, effectively exempting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements.
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05/22/2013 Final Passage Passed
241-175
H.R. 3 Weber (R-TX) Adds a finding selectively quoting the State Department’s environmental review of Keystone XL, which underestimates the project’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.66 Passed
246-168
H.R. 3 Waxman (D-CA) Provides that the bill will not go into effect unless the President finds that TransCanada or other oil sands producers will fully offset additional greenhouse gas emissions.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.67 Defeated
146-269
H.R. 3 Johnson (D-GA) Provides that the bill will not go into effect until the Administration studies the community health impacts of increased air pollution from refineries processing tar sands crude transported by Keystone XL.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.68 Defeated
177-239
H.R. 3 Connolly (D-VA)
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Transportation
Requires an assessment of Keystone XL pipeline’s vulnerabilities to terrorist attack and recommendations on the corrective actions that would be necessary to protect the pipeline from such an attack and to mitigate any resulting spill.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.69 Defeated
176-239
H.R. 3 Rahall (D-WV), DeFazio (D-OR) National Environmental Policy Act Department of State Strikes section 3 of the bill, which eliminates the requirement for a presidential permit to construct Keystone XL, waives certain environmental permitting requirements, and deems Keystone XL approved based on an outdated environmental review.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.70 Defeated
177-238
H.R. 3 Esty (D-CT)
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Interior
Strikes language that would prevent oversight of the operation and maintenance of Keystone XL while allowing for expedited construction of the project.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.71 Defeated
182-234
H.R. 3 Chu (D-CA), Polis (D-CO), Connolly (D-VA) Requires GAO to study the projected costs of cleaning up a spill from Keystone XL, including the potential impacts of a spill on public health, environment, and water quantity and quality.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.73 Defeated
185-231
H.R. 3 Holt (D-NJ) Provides that the bill will not go into effect until the President determines that any crude transported by Keystone XL will not be exported, unless the President determines that an exception is required by law or is in the national interest.
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05/22/2013 H.Amdt.75 Defeated
162-255
H.R. 3 Bishop (D-NY) Requires TransCanada to certify that the tar sands crude transported through the Keystone XL pipeline will be treated as conventional crude oil for the purposes of determining contributions to the the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.
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05/22/2013 Motion to Recommit Defeated
194-223
H.Con.Res. 25 Ryan (R-WI)
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Requires drastic budget cuts for environmental protection, clean energy, coastal protection, and climate programs.
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03/21/2013 Final Passage Passed
221-207
H.R. 152 Fleming (R-LA) Department of Interior Cuts $9.8 million from the Fish and Wildlife Service for rebuilding seawalls and buildings on islands in the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut.
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01/15/2013 H.Amdt.13 Passed
216-205
H.R. 152 Bishop (R-UT)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Prohibits the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from using funds for Hurricane Sandy relief to acquire land.
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01/15/2013 H.Amdt.15 Passed
223-198
H.R. 152 Flores (R-TX) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cuts $150 million for the Regional Ocean Partnerships grant program, developed to advance effective coastal and ocean management though regional ocean governance.
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01/15/2013 H.Amdt.6 Passed
221-197