The Anti-Environment Record of the 112th House of Representatives

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Database of Anti-Environment Votes in the 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Compiled by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Democratic Staff

In the 112th Congress, the House of Representatives voted 317 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.

Summary Report: The Anti-Environment Record of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 112th Congress

View the database of anti-environmental votes for the 113th Congress.

Total Anti-Environment Votes Under GOP House Majority in the 112th Congress:

317

Votes targeted at the Environmental Protection Agency: 145

  • Votes to block actions that prevent pollution: 137
  • Votes targeted at the Department of Energy: 55
  • Votes to defund or repeal clean energy initiatives: 57
  • Votes to promote offshore drilling: 47

Votes to dismantle the Clean Air Act: 95

  • Votes targeted at the Department of the Interior: 81
  • Votes to undermine protections for public lands and wilderness: 67
  • Votes to block actions that address climate change: 53
  • Votes to dismantle the Clean Water Act: 38
Title Sponsor Statutes Agencies Description Vote Date Action Result
S. 1956 Thune (R-SD) Department of Transportation Prohibits U.S. airlines from complying with the European Union’s requirements to address carbon pollution from aviation activities.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
11/13/2012 Final Passage Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 3409 Johnson (R-OH)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Guts the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act; blocks implementation of new vehicle tailpipe emission standards; blocks EPA from taking any action to address climate change; blocks efforts to ensure safe disposal of coal ash; and blocks EPA from cleaning up toxic mercury pollution from power plants.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 Final Passage Passed
233-175
H.R. 3409 Markey (D-MA) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Department of Interior Exempts from bill's rulemaking prohibition any rule that would reduce the prevalence of pulmonary diseases, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, or reproductive problems.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1483 Defeated
174-229
H.R. 3409 Waxman (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Strikes language in the bill that repeals EPA’s scientific finding that carbon pollution endangers the public health and welfare of current and future generations.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1485 Defeated
178-229
H.R. 3409 Kelly (R-PA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires Department of Transportation to complete a one-sided study on the safety and economic impacts of the new vehicle tailpipe standards; prohibits consultation with EPA and the California Air Resources Board.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1486 Passed
242-168
H.R. 3409 Markey (D-MA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Allows EPA to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if such action will reduce the demand for oil.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1487 Defeated
164-246
H.R. 3409 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Clean Water Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Strikes language in the bill arbitrarily limiting the time EPA and other agencies have to comment on permit applications to dump mountaintop removal coal mining waste into waterways.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1490 Defeated
164-247
H.R. 3409 McKinley (R-WV) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Strips EPA of its authority to stop disposal of waste into a waterway if it determines that the disposal would have severe adverse impacts on water quality, fisheries, wetlands, or other aquatic resources.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1491 Passed
247-163
H.R. 3409 Markey (D-MA) Department of Energy Creates a national renewable electricity and energy efficiency standard.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1492 Defeated
160-250
H.R. 3409 DeFazio (D-OR)
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Requires EPA and Department of Transportation to complete a report on the health, environmental, and public health impacts of fugitive coal dust.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1493 Defeated
168-243
H.R. 3409 Flake (R-AZ) and Berg (R-ND) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Limits EPA’s ability to provide clean air protections if states fail to act; eliminates EPA’s authority to ensure minimum levels of control for pollution that harms health and visibility in national parks.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1494 Passed
228-183
H.R. 3409 Gosar (R-AZ) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Prohibits EPA from requiring the Navajo Generating Station to reduce pollution to protect scenic views in the Grand Canyon and other national parks, if such requirement would affect coal-based employment or revenues.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1495 Passed
226-181
H.R. 3409 Capps (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Prohibits the bill from nullifying landmark vehicle pollution control and fuel efficiency standards for 2017 to 2025 model year vehicles.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/21/2012 Motion to Recommit Defeated
173-233
H.R. 3409 Harris (R-MD) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Discourages EPA from using peer-reviewed and independent scientific research on the health impacts of exposure to air pollution by conditioning its use on public disclosure of all underlying data, even if the data is privately-held, personal or confidential.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/20/2012 H.Amdt. 1489 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 6213 Upton (R-MI) Department of Energy Blocks DOE from awarding new loan guarantees for clean energy projects.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/14/2012 Final Passage Passed
245-161
H.R. 6213 Waxman (D-CA) Department of Energy Allows the best, most innovative clean energy projects to compete for funding rather than limiting funding to projects submitted to DOE prior to the end of 2011.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/14/2012 H.Amdt. 1482 Defeated
170-231
H.R. 6213 Markey (D-MA) Department of Energy Makes the bill’s prohibition of new loan guarantees for energy projects contingent on the extension of the wind energy production tax credit.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/14/2012 Motion to Recommit Defeated
175-234
H.R. 5544 Cravaack (R-MN) Department of Agriculture Authorizes a land exchange, without environmental review, to allow for increased logging and mining in the Superior and Chippewa National Forests.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/12/2012 Final Passage Passed
225-189
H.R. 5544 Holt (D-NJ) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Agriculture Ensures proper environmental and public review of the proposed land exchange for national forest lands.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
09/12/2012 H.Amdt.1477 Defeated
177-236
H.R. 4078 Griffin (R-AR)
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
Blocks significant regulations to protect public health and the environment unless the unemployment rate falls below 6%.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/26/2012 Final Passage Passed
245-172
H.R. 4078 Nadler (D-NY) Nuclear Regulatory Commission Exempts any rules related to nuclear power plant safety from the bill's provisions blocking regulatory action.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/26/2012 H.Amdt.1458 Defeated
176-243
H.R. 4078 McKinley (R-WV)
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
Blocks any regulatory action that would cost $50 million or more, without regard to the benefits.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/26/2012 H.Amdt.1459 Passed
240-178
H.R. 4078 Posey (R-FL) Blocks the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from enforcing or issuing interpretive guidance on climate change.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/26/2012 H.Amdt.1465 Passed
245-171
H.R. 6082 Hastings (R-WA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires new drilling off the Atlantic, Pacific, and Alaskan coasts with limited environmental review and without stronger drilling safety requirements.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 Final Passage Passed
253-170
H.R. 6082 Holt (D-NJ)
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Department of Interior Strikes the provision limiting environmental review of new drilling in Bristol Bay (Alaska) and in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 H.Amdt.1440 Defeated
163-253
H.R. 6082 Markey (D-MA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires that companies drilling in offshore waters pursuant to this Act implement drilling safety requirements recommended by the BP oil spill commission.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 H.Amdt.1443 Defeated
189-232
H.R. 6082 Holt (D-NJ) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Blocks new offshore oil and gas leases for companies that have not yet renegotiated any royalty-free leases they already own in the Gulf of Mexico.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 H.Amdt.1444 Defeated
177-247
H.R. 6082 Hastings (D-FL) Department of Interior Requires each drilling permit application to estimate the climate change impact of the oil and gas extracted from the new drilling.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 H.Amdt.1446 Defeated
150-275
H.R. 4078 Hastings (D-FL) Safe Drinking Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Exempts rules to protect safe drinking water from the bill's provisions blocking regulatory action.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 H.Amdt.1447 Defeated
188-231
H.R. 4078 Welch (D-VT)
Department of Energy
Environmental Protection Agency
Exempts rules to promote energy efficiency from the bill's provisions blocking regulatory action.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 H.Amdt.1450 Defeated
174-242
H.R. 4078 Markey (D-MA) Ensures that rules to address extreme weather, including droughts, flooding and wildfires, are exempt from the bill's provisions blocking regulatory action.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/25/2012 H.Amdt.1451 Defeated
177-240
H.R. 5856 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act 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 | VIDEO
07/19/2012 H.Amdt.1428 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 4402 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 review of and public input on proposed mining projects; and allows companies to mine on public lands without paying royalties.
Floor debate: TEXT |
07/12/2012 Final Passage Passed
256-160
H.R. 4402 Tonko (D-NY)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Narrows the bill's broad definition of covered minerals to exclude sand, gravel, and clay.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/12/2012 H.Amdt. 1371 Defeated
162-251
H.R. 4402 Hastings (D-FL) National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Extends the time allowed for agency review of mining permits by an additional 12 months.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/12/2012 H.Amdt. 1372 Defeated
162-252
H.R. 4402 Markey (D-MA)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Requires mining companies to pay a 12.5% royalty on the value of hardrock minerals mined on federal lands and devotes the revenue to cleaning up abandoned hardrock mines.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/12/2012 H.Amdt. 1373 Defeated
163-253
H.R. 4402 Young (R-AK) Department of Agriculture Requires the Forest Service to allow the construction of mining roads in areas currently designated as roadless.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/12/2012 H.Amdt. 1374 Passed
238-178
H.R. 4402 Cravaack (R-MN) National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Extends the bill's expedited permitting process to mining projects that have already applied for permits.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/12/2012 H.Amdt. 1375 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 4402 Hastings (D-FL) Equal Access to Justice Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Creates an exception for non-profit entities and individuals from the bill's prohibition on the recovery of legal fees in the event of a successful challenge to a mining permit.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/12/2012 H.Amdt. 1376 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 4402 Grijalva (D-AZ) National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Protects hunting, fishing, grazing, and recreation on public lands by requiring proper review of any mineral exploration or mining permit that might diminish opportunities for these activities.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
07/12/2012 H.Amdt. 1377 Defeated
167-248
H.R. 5972 Lankford (R-OK) Migratory Bird Treaty Act Department of Transportation Prohibits the Secretary of Transportation from using funds to implement, administer, or enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for the cliff or barn swallow.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/29/2012 H.Amdt. 1366 Passed
234-191
H.R. 5972 Cravaack (R-MN) Prohibits the use of funds to comply with the European Union’s requirements to address carbon pollution from aviation activities.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/27/2012 H.Amdt. 1356 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5972 Griffith (R-VA) Department of Transportation Blocks the Departments of Transportation and Housing from using funds for sustainable and livable community initiatives.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/27/2012 H.Amdt. 1359 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5972 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act 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 | VIDEO
06/27/2012 H.Amdt. 1360 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 4480 Gardner (R-CO)
Clean Air Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Weakens Clean Air Act protections; blocks EPA air quality rules; opens up new onshore and offshore lands to drilling with fewer environmental safeguards.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 Final Passage Passed
248 - 163
H.R. 4480 Hastings (R-WA) Environmental Protection Agency Overturns EPA's designation of Alaska’s Colville River as an Aquatic Resource of National Importance.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1291 Passed
253 - 163
H.R. 4480 Waxman (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Prevents any delay of EPA rules that prevent asthma attacks, heart attacks, cancer, birth defects, neurological damage, premature death, or other serious harms to human health.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1296 Defeated
164 - 249
H.R. 4480 Green (D-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Strikes provision reversing 40 years of clean air policy by requiring EPA to determine what level of ozone pollution is “safe” based upon industry costs.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1298 Defeated
174 - 244
H.R. 4480 Rush (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Nullifies provisions in the bill blocking EPA rules and rewriting the Clean Air Act if the Energy Information Administration determines that Title II of the bill would not lower gasoline prices or create jobs in the United States within 10 years.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1300 Defeated
164-255
H.R. 4480 Holt (D-NJ) Department of Interior Reduces the number of non-producing onshore leases as an incentive for oil and gas companies to begin producing on the leases they already hold.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1301 Defeated
164 - 256
H.R. 4480 Connolly (D-VA) Department of Interior Limits the provision requiring citizens to pay a $5,000 fee shall to challenge oil and gas leases by providing that the fee may not infringe upon the protections afforded by the First Amendment to the Constitution to petition for the redress of grievances
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1302 Defeated
190-230
H.R. 4480 Rigell (R-VA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires the Secretary of the Interior to lease an area off the coast of Virginia for oil and gas drilling within one year.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1306 Passed
263 - 146
H.R. 4480 Holt (D-NJ) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Blocks new oil and gas leases on public lands for companies that have not yet renegotiated any royalty free leases they already own in the Gulf of Mexico.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1307 Defeated
168 - 250
H.R. 4480 Wittman (R-VA)
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Department of Interior Creates a burdensome new regulatory scheme for offshore wind development and waives environmental review for certain offshore wind towers.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1308 Passed
256 - 161
H.R. 4480 Bass (D-CA) Requires the Transportation Fuels Regulatory Committee to analyze how to shield American consumers and the U.S. economy from gasoline price spikes by reducing U.S. dependence on oil.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1310 Defeated
186 - 233
H.R. 4480 Capps (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Nullifies provisions requiring a study and delaying EPA air quality rules if the Secretary of Energy determines that the study is infeasible or would be unreliable.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1311 Defeated
162 - 254
H.R. 4480 Speier (D-CA) Department of Interior Strikes language giving the Interior Department only 60 days to review onshore drilling permits.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 H.Amdt. 1313 Defeated
162 - 255
H.R. 4348 McKinley (R-WV) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Bars EPA from regulating coal ash as a hazardous waste, limits EPA's authority to regulate coal ash as a solid waste, and requires EPA to defer to state coal ash disposal programs.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 Motion to Instruct Conferees Passed
260-138
H.R. 4480 Slaughter (D-NY) Requires major oil and gas companies to forgo certain tax benefits before obtaining new leases on federal lands.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/21/2012 Motion to Recommit Defeated
166 - 243
H.R. 4480 Polis (D-CO) Department of Interior Bans hydraulic fracturing activities within 1,000 feet of a primary or secondary school on public lands leased under Title I of the bill.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/20/2012 H.Amdt. 1292 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 4480 Quigley (D-IL) Department of Interior Prevents new offshore drilling under Title I of the bill if the drilling would occur in ecologically sensitive areas or if it would harm the marine and coastal environment.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/20/2012 H.Amdt. 1293 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 4480 Terry (R-NE) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Allows EPA to waive certain fuel requirements in a geographic area when there is a problem with distribution or delivery of fuel or fuel additives.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/20/2012 H.Amdt. 1299 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2578 Denham (R-CA)
Endangered Species Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Creates a 100-mile zone along the U.S. borders in which environmental laws do not apply; allows clear-cutting in the Tongass National Forest; authorizes killing of sea lions in the Pacific Northwest; and overturns plan to protect nesting sea turtles in North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/19/2012 Final Passage Passed
232 - 188
H.R. 2578 DeFazio (D-OR) Blocks the Sealaska Native Corporation from exporting unprocessed timber obtained from clear-cutting in new areas of the Tongass National Forest.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/19/2012 H.Amdt. 1286 Defeated
184 - 236
H.R. 2578 Bishop (R-UT)
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Interior Narrows the bill's exemption for border patrol activities from environmental laws.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/19/2012 H.Amdt. 1288 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2578 Grijalva (D-AZ)
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of Interior Strikes a provision that creates a 100-mile zone along U.S. borders in which numerous environmental laws do not apply
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/19/2012 H.Amdt. 1289 Defeated
177 - 247
H.R. 5882 Moran (D-VA), Welch (D-VT), and Pingree (D-ME) Prohibits the use of Styrofoam (polystyrene) products in food service facilities in the House of Representatives
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/08/2012 H.Amdt. 1282 Defeated
178 - 229
H.R. 5855 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act 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 | VIDEO
06/07/2012 H.Amdt. 1264 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Cuts funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs; blocks funding for salmon repopulation in the San Joaquin River; blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from protecting certain streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/06/2012 Final Passage Passed
255 - 165
H.R. 5325 Lujan (D-NM) Department of Energy Increases funds for defense environmental cleanup by $21.9 million by reducing funds for the NNSA Office of the Administrator by the same amount
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/06/2012 H. Amdt. 1195 Defeated
174 - 244
H.R. 5325 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Department of Energy Increases funds for DOE's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $10 million by reducing funds for nuclear weapons activities
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/06/2012 H. Amdt. 1205 Defeated
157 - 260
H.R. 5325 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks funding for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study, a congressionally-mandated study to examine flood risk prevention and the impacts of navigation, hydropower, irrigation and other activities on the river
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/06/2012 H. Amdt. 1206 Passed
242 - 168
H.R. 5325 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Army Corps of Engineers Increases funding for Army Corps of Engineers construction and coastal restoration projects by reducing funds for nuclear weapons activities.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/06/2012 H. Amdt. 1216 Defeated
150 - 260
H.R. 5325 Flake (R-AZ) Department of Energy Prohibits DOE from using funds for the Wind Powering America Initiative, which works with state and regional stakeholders to increase wind energy generation in the U.S.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/06/2012 H. Amdt. 1231 Passed
Voice-vote
H.R. 5855 Bishop (R-UT) Department of Homeland Security Cuts $3 million from funds for mitigation of environmental damage caused by border patrol activities
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/06/2012 H.Amdt. 1242 Passed
230 - 186
H.R. 5325 Hirono (D-HI) Department of Energy Increases funds for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy by $133 million by decreasing funds for fossil energy research.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1184 Defeated
131 - 257
H.R. 5325 Matheson (D-UT) Department of Energy Increases funds for cleaning up sites polluted with radioactive waste by $9.6 million by reducing funds for nuclear weapons activities by the same amount
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1187 Defeated
152 - 235
H.R. 5325 Pearce (R-NM) Department of Energy Increases funds for cleaning up sites polluted with radioactive waste by $89 million by reducing funds for the National Nuclear Security Administration
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1194 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Young (R-AK) Magnuson-Stevens Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Blocks funding for restoration and salmon repopulation in the San Joaquin River
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1199 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Blackburn (R-TN) Department of Energy Prohibits the use of funds for new loan guarantees for clean energy projects under section 1705 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1201 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from completing the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1204 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Harris (R-MD) Department of Energy Prohibits DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from using funds for international activities, except for projects in Israel
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1209 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Burgess (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Energy Blocks DOE from implementing its energy efficient light bulb standards.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1210 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Jordan (R-OH) Department of Energy Blocks DOE from providing loan guarantees to renewable energy systems, electric power transmission systems, or leading edge biofuel projects
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1219 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Graves (R-MO) Army Corps of Engineers Reduces funding for the Missouri River Recovery Program
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1220 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Landry (R-LA) 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 | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1221 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Landry (R-LA) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Energy Blocks DOE from using funds to carry out a national media campaign to increase energy efficiency and reduce oil consumption
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1222 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Schweikert (R-AZ) Department of Energy Blocks DOE from using funds to enforce efficiency standards for showerheads
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1224 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Fortenberry (R-NE) Department of Energy Blocks DOE from implementing efficiency standards for battery chargers and external power supplies, including golf cart battery chargers
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1226 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 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
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/05/2012 H. Amdt. 1227 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5325 Moran (D-VA) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Agency
Preserves the authority of EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to protect streams, tributaries, and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
06/01/2012 H. Amdt. 1175 Defeated
152 - 237
H.R. 5325 Kaptur (D-OH) Department of Energy Increases funding for DOE energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $10 million by reducing the DOE administrative account by the same amount
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06/01/2012 H. Amdt. 1176 Defeated
183 - 200
H.R. 5325 Tonko (D-NY) Department of Energy Increases funding for DOE energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $180 millionby reducing funds for nuclear weapons activities.
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06/01/2012 H. Amdt. 1179 Defeated
148 - 236
H.R. 5325 Hahn (D-CA) Department of Energy Increases funds for DOE's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $50 million by reducing funds for fossil energy research.
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06/01/2012 H. Amdt. 1181 Defeated
139 - 245
H.R. 4310 Petri (R-WI) and Johnson Allows DOD to count direct-use solar, such as windows and skylights, toward its goal of generating 25% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
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05/18/2012 H.Amdt. 1133 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 4348 Barrow (D-GA) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Instructs the conferees to include provisions approving the Keystone XL pipeline without environmental review of the actual route.
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05/18/2012 Motion to Instruct Conferees Passed
261 - 152
H.R. 4310 Gallegly (R-CA)
Endangered Species Act
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Department of Interior Expands U.S. Navy exemptions from the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act for harm to southern California sea otters and gives the fishing industry the same exemption indefinitely.
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05/17/2012 H.Amdt. 1100 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5326 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that prohibit procurement of alternative fuels that emit more carbon pollution than conventional fuel
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05/09/2012 H.Amdt. 1078 Passed
250-173
H.R. 5326 Flores (R-TX) Prohibits use of funds to implement the National Ocean Policy, relating to U.S. stewardship of oceans and the Great Lakes.
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05/09/2012 H.Amdt. 1079 Passed
246 - 174
H.R. 5326 Cravaack (R-MN) Prohibits the National Science Foundation from implementing the Climate Change Education program.
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05/09/2012 H.Amdt. 1088 Passed
238 - 188
H.R. 5326 Landry (R-LA) Endangered Species Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Prohibits NOAA from using funds to reduce sea turtle mortality in shrimp fisheries in the southeastern United States.
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05/09/2012 H.Amdt. 1088 Passed
218 - 201
H.R. 5326 Denham (R-CA) Magnuson-Stevens Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Blocks funding for restoration and salmon repopulation in the San Joaquin River
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05/09/2012 H.Amdt. 1091 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 5326 Harris (R-MD) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Reduces funding for NOAA's Climate Portal program.
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05/08/2012 H.Amdt. 1045 Passed
219 - 189
H.R. 5326 Grimm (R-NY) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Reduces funding for NOAA's operations and climate research programs.
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05/08/2012 H.Amdt. 1047 Passed
209 - 199
H.R. 5326 Broun (R-GA) Marine Mammal Protection Act Reduces funding for the Marine Mammal Commission by 6%.
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05/08/2012 H.Amdt. 1061 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 4348 Mica (R-FL)
Clean Air Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Approves the Keystone XL pipeline without environmental review of the actual route; bars EPA from regulating hazardous coal ash; and guts environmental and air quality review of new transportation projects.
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04/18/2012 Final Passage Passed
293-127
H.R. 4348 Ribble (R-WI) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Weakens environmental review of new transportation projects and undermines Clean Air Act requirements designed to ensure that new transportation projects are consistent with air quality goals.
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04/18/2012 H.Amdt. 1014 Passed
255 - 165
H.R. 4348 McKinley (R-WV) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Bars EPA from regulating coal ash as a hazardous waste, limits EPA's authority to regulate coal ash a solid waste, and requires EPA to defer to state coal ash
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04/18/2012 H.Amdt. 1015 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 4089 Miller (R-FL)
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Opens up wilderness areas and national monuments to hunting and recreational shooting; bars EPA from regulating lead in ammunition and sportfishing equipment under the Toxic Substances Control Act; allows import of polar bear trophies.
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04/17/2012 Final Passage Passed
274-146
H.Con.Res. 112 Ryan (R-WI)
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Outlines drastic budget cuts for environmental protection, clean energy, coastal protection, and climate programs.
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03/29/2012 Final Passage Passed
228 - 191
H.R. 2842 Tipton (R-CO) National Environmental Policy Act Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Exempts small conduit hydropower development from NEPA
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03/07/2012 Final Passage Passed
265 - 154
H.R. 2842 Napolitano (D-CA) National Environmental Policy Act Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Strikes a NEPA exemption for small conduit hydropower
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03/07/2012 H. Amdt. 966 Defeated
168 - 253
H.R. 1837 Nunes (R-CA)
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Department of Interior Blocks the Endangered Species Act for operation of the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project; removes protections for fish from the process of approving water transfers out of the San Joaquin delta; and prohibits the imposition of mitigation measures or environmental restoration fees in transfer agreements.
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02/29/2012 Final Passage Passed
246 - 175
H.R. 1837 McNerney (D-CA) Department of Interior Blocks provisions from taking effect unless it is demonstrated that they will not harm drinking water supplies for California's Delta region.
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02/29/2012 H.Amdt. 959 Defeated
178 - 242
H.R. 1837 McNerney (D-CA) Department of Interior Blocks provisions from taking effect unless it is demonstrated that they will not harm water quality in the San Joaquin Delta.
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02/29/2012 H.Amdt. 960 Defeated
177 - 243
H.R. 1837 Garamendi (D-CA) Department of Interior Strikes provisions of the bill making protection of fish discretionary and transferring water out of the San Joaquin delta despite concerns about impacts on salmon and other species.
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02/29/2012 H.Amdt. 963 Defeated
178 - 247
H.R. 1837 Markey (D-MA)
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Department of Interior Strikes provisions exempting the Central Valley Project from state and federal laws including the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
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02/29/2012 H.Amdt. 964 Defeated
180 - 244
H.R. 3408 Lamborn (R-CO)
Endangered Species Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Department of Interior Directs DOI to issue offshore oil and gas leases along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic coasts, regardless of a state's objection; blocks NEPA and Endangered Species Act review of oil shale projects; requires issuance of oil shale leases.
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02/16/2012 Final Passage Passed
237 - 187
H.R. 3408 Thompson (D-CA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Strikes provision requiring new oil and gas drilling off the coast of northern California.
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02/16/2012 H.Amdt. 944 Defeated
167 - 253
H.R. 3408 Hanabusa (D-HI) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires companies drilling offshore to meet minimum standards for well casing, cementing, and blowout preventers.
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02/16/2012 H.Amdt. 946 Defeated
189 - 228
H.R. 3408 Hastings (R-WA) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Blocks NEPA review of renewable energy projects on federal lands
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02/16/2012 H.Amdt. 947 Passed
250 - 171
H.R. 3408 Labrador (R-ID) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Blocks NEPA review of geothermal generation test projects
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02/16/2012 H.Amdt. 950 Passed
244 - 177
H.R. 3408 Castor (D-FL) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Blocks issuance of oil and gas leases within 5 miles of the Great Lakes or Florida Everglades
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02/16/2012 Motion to Recommit Defeated
176 - 241
H.R. 3408 Eshoo (D-CA)
Department of Transportation
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review a pending study on the risks of shipping of tar sands crude before issuance of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
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02/15/2012 H.Amdt. 932 Defeated
173 - 249
H.R. 3408 Polis (D-CO) Department of Interior Strikes a requirement to issue leases for development of oil shale
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02/15/2012 H.Amdt. 936 Defeated
160 - 265
H.R. 3408 Capps (D-CA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Strikes provision requiring new oil and gas drilling off the coast of southern California.
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02/15/2012 H.Amdt. 938 Defeated
160 - 267
H.R. 3408 Bishop (D-NY) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Strikes provision requiring new oil and gas drilling off the coast of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine.
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02/15/2012 H.Amdt. 940 Defeated
169 - 257
H.R. 3630 Camp (R-MI)
Clean Air Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Department of State
Environmental Protection Agency
Nullifies EPA rules that require industrial boilers and incinerators to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants; forces approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and blocks environmental review of any route changes
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12/13/2011 Final Passage Passed
234 - 193
H.R. 1633 Noem (R-SD) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks action under the Clean Air Act to address the risks of particulate matter from most sources
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12/08/2011 Final Passage Passed
268 - 150
H.R. 1633 Rush (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Removes Clean Air Act exemption for particulate pollution from mines, smelters, cement kilns, and other industrial sources
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12/08/2011 H.Amdt. 901 Defeated
150 - 255
H.R. 1633 Christensen (D-VI) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Restores EPA authority to reduce particulate pollution if state and local laws are inadequate to protect public health
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12/08/2011 H.Amdt. 902 Defeated
159 - 250
H.R. 1633 Markey (D-MA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Removes Clean Air Act exemption for particulate pollution containing arsenic or other heavy metals
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12/08/2011 H.Amdt. 904 Defeated
165 - 249
H.R. 1633 Waxman (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Removes Clean Air Act exemption for particulate pollution from mining
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12/08/2011 H.Amdt. 905 Defeated
158 - 257
H.R. 1633 DeGette (D-CO) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Preserves EPA authority to issue and enforce Clean Air Act regulations for particulate emissions of cadmium, lead, and asbestos
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12/08/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
166 - 252
H.R. 10 Davis (R-KY)
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
Blocks any major rule that does not receive approval from both houses of Congress within 70 legislative days.
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12/07/2011 Final Passage Passed
241 - 184
H.R. 10 McCarthy (D-NY)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Ensures that rules relating to food safety, workplace safety, air quality, consumer product safety, and water quality are not covered by the bill's provisions blocking rules that do not receive approval from both houses of Congress within 70 legislative days.
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12/07/2011 H.Amdt. 898 Defeated
177 - 246
H.R. 3010 Smith (R-TX)
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
Imposes significant new hurdles to regulation and replaces protective standards in the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and other statutes with a requirement to adopt the least costly alternative.
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12/02/2011 Final Passage Passed
253 - 167
H.R. 3010 Moore (D-WI)
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
Requires agencies to take effects on vulnerable subpopulations into account
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12/02/2011 H.Amdt. 888 Defeated
187 - 232
H.R. 3010 Connolly (D-VA)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Ensures that rules relating to food safety, workplace safety, air quality, consumer product safety, and water quality are not covered by the bill's provisions imposing significant hurdles to agency rule-making.
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12/02/2011 H.Amdt. 891 Defeated
171 - 242
H.R. 3010 Nadler (D-NY) Nuclear Regulatory Commission Exempts actions taken by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission under the Atomic Energy Act
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12/02/2011 H.Amdt. 892 Defeated
174 - 247
H.R. 527 Smith (R-TX)
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
Requires additional analyses, including analyses of rules and guidance with only indirect economic effects on small businesses, as an impediment to required agency action.
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12/01/2011 Final Passage Passed
263 - 159
H.R. 527 Cohen (D-TN)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency Ensures that rules relating to food safety, workplace safety, air quality, consumer product safety, and water quality are not covered by the bill's provisions blocking or hindering regulatory action.
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12/01/2011 H.Amdt. 884 Defeated
171 - 248
H.R. 2838 Lobiondo (R-NJ) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks states from regulating the discharge of ballast water to control invasive species; restricts EPA's ability to limit discharge of coal ash from vessels into the Great Lakes.
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11/15/2011 Final Passage Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2838 Bishop (D-NY) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Allows states to set more protective requirements for ballast water discharges in their state resource waters.
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11/04/2011 H.Ambdt. 861 Defeated
174 - 255
H.R. 2838 Slaughter (D-NY) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Strikes the language that preempts states from preventing the spread of invasive species by regulating the discharge of ballast water.
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11/04/2011 H.Amdt. 862 Defeated
161 - 237
H.R. 2838 Huizenga (R-MI) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA from revising permits for a vessel that currently discharges coal ash into the Great Lakes.
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11/04/2011 H.Amdt. 863 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 1904 Gosar (R-AZ) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Transfers public lands with significant cultural, historical, archeological and recreational value to private ownership for mineral mining; waives NEPA requirements for environmental impact analysis of the transfer and mining activity
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10/26/2011 Final Passage Passed
235 - 186
H.R. 1904 Markey (D-MA)
Department of Agriculture
Department of Interior
Requires payment of royalties for copper extracted from federal lands
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10/26/2011 H.Amdt. 844 Defeated
173 - 238
H.R. 2594 Mica (R-FL) Prohibits U.S. airlines from complying with the European Union’s requirements to address carbon pollution.
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10/24/2011 Final Passage Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2273 McKinley (R-WV) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Bars EPA from regulating coal ash as a hazardous waste, limits EPA’s authority to regulate coal ash as a solid waste, and requires EPA to defer to state coal ash disposal programs
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10/14/2011 Final Passage Passed
267 - 144
H.R. 2273 Waxman (D-CA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires state programs to ensure that human health and the environment are protected
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10/14/2011 H.Amdt. 838 Defeated
171 - 236
H.R. 2273 Markey (D-MA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires wet impoundments to meet minimum requirements for location and design to ensure safety
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10/14/2011 H.Amdt. 839 Defeated
173 - 231
H.R. 2273 Markey (D-MA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires public notice and opportunity to comment before a state may waive any of the minimum criteria in the bill
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10/14/2011 H.Amdt. 840 Defeated
185 - 223
H.R. 2273 Rush (D-IL) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Allows EPA to enforce the requirements of a state permit programs if the state fails to do so
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10/14/2011 H.Amdt. 841 Defeated
164 - 241
H.R. 2273 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires a report to Congress on the human health and environmental impacts of state permit programs for coal ash
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10/14/2011 H.Amdt. 842 Defeated
174 - 235
H.R. 2273 Cicilline (D-RI) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires high-hazard wet impoundments, the failure of which will probably cause the loss of human life, to implement a warning system to alert first responders and residents of hazardous conditions
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10/14/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
172 - 238
H.R. 2250 Griffith (R-VA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Nullifies EPA rules that require industrial boilers and incinerators to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants; threatens EPA's ability to issue replacement standards; and delays reductions in toxic air pollution from these sources until 2018 at the earliest
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10/13/2011 Final Passage Passed
275 - 142
H.R. 2250 Castor (D-FL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay action to reduce air pollution from waste incinerators that are within five miles of any school, day care center, playground, or hospital with a maternity ward or neo-natal unit
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10/13/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
170 - 246
H.R. 2250 Markey (D-MA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from waste incinerators and boilers if such emissions are increasing the risk of cancer
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10/11/2011 H.Amdt. 827 Defeated
166 - 252
H.R. 2250 Schakowsky (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Adds finding that mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can damage brain development in infants
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10/11/2011 H.Amdt. 829 Defeated
169 - 249
H.R. 2250 Ellison (D-MN) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA can take actions to reduce emissions from waste incinerators and boilers earlier than allowed under the bill
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10/11/2011 H.Amdt. 830 Defeated
154 - 261
H.R. 2250 Welch (D-VT) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Adds finding that the American people are exposed to mercury through fish consumption
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10/11/2011 H.Amdt. 831 Defeated
169 - 249
H.R. 2250 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from waste incinerators and boilers longer than 3 years
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10/11/2011 H.Amdt. 832 Defeated
156 - 262
H.R. 2250 Connolly (D-VA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from waste incinerators and boilers if such emissions are increasing the risk of respiratory and cardiovascular disease
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10/11/2011 H.Amdt.826 Defeated
168 - 250
H.R. 2681 Cohen (D-TN) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires EPA to take into account reductions in absences from work due to respiratory illnesses when proposing a new compliance date
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10/06/2011 H.Amdt. 815 Defeated
172-248
H.R. 2681 Keating (D-MA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Replaces the indefinite extension of compliance dates in the bill with a provision allowing EPA to provide an additional year for compliance if the source can demonstrate a compelling reason
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10/06/2011 H.Amdt. 816 Defeated
162 - 257
H.R. 2250 Waxman (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from waste incinerators or industrial boilers at chemical facilities, oil refineries, or large manufacturing facilities if these emissions are harming brain development or causing learning disabilities in infants or children.
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10/06/2011 H.Amdt. 820 Defeated
167 - 243
H.R. 2250 Rush (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that the bill shall not be interpreted to supersede the requirements of sections 112 or 129 of the Clean Air Act, which require reductions in toxic emissions from industrial boilers and incinerators
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10/06/2011 H.Amdt. 821 Defeated
156 - 242
H.R. 2250 Hahn (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA's regulations reducing toxic emissions shall stay in effect for any pollution source located in any of the 10 metropolitan areas of the U.S. with the worst air quality
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10/06/2011 H.Amdt. 822 Defeated
151 - 255
H.R. 2250 Doyle (D-PA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Replaces the indefinite extension of compliance dates in the bill with a provision allowing EPA to provide an additional year for compliance if the source can demonstrate a compelling reason
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10/06/2011 H.Amdt. 824 Defeated
147 - 251
H.R. 2681 Capps (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay action to reduce air pollution from cement kilns that are within five miles of any school, day care center, playground, or hospital with a maternity ward or neo-natal unit
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10/06/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
176 - 247
H.R. 2681 Sullivan (R-OK) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Nullifies EPA rules that require cement kilns to reduce their emissions of toxic air pollutants; threatens EPA's ability to issue replacement standards; and delays reductions in toxic air pollution from cement kilns unti 2018 at the earliest.
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10/05/2011 Final Passage Passed
262 - 181
H.R. 2681 Waxman (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from a cement kiln if those emissions are harming brain development or causing learning disabilities in infants or children.
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 802 Defeated
166 - 246
H.R. 2681 Rush (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that the bill shall not be interpreted to superscede the requirements of section 112 of the Clean Air Act, which requires reductions of toxic emissions from cement kilns
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 803 Defeated
162 - 251
H.R. 2681 Schakowsky (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Adds a finding that mercury pollution from cement kilns is a potent neurotoxin that can damage the development of an infant’s brain
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 805 Defeated
175 - 248
H.R. 2681 Pallone (D-NJ) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that the bill shall not go into effect if it interferes with the goal of reducing mercury exposure in the HHS report “Healthy People 2020”
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 808 Defeated
166 - 253
H.R. 2681 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires compliance no later than three years after a final rule is promulgated
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 809 Defeated
162 - 262
H.R. 2681 Quigley (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from any cement kiln if such emissions are increasing the risk of cancer
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 810 Defeated
175 - 248
H.R. 2681 Connolly (D-VA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from any cement kiln if such emissions are causing respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses and deaths
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 811 Defeated
176 - 248
H.R. 2681 Welch (D-VT) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Adds findings that people are exposed to mercury from industrial sources through the consumption of fish containing mercury and that every state has issued at least one mercury advisory for fish consumption
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 812 Defeated
174 - 249
H.R. 2681 Moore (D-WI) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that the bill does not go into effect unless the President certifies that implementation will not adversely affect public health and will not have a disproportionately negative impact on subpopulations most at risk from hazardous air pollutants
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 813 Defeated
167 - 256
H.R. 2681 Ellison (D-MN) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires EPA to publish the estimated public health impacts of delaying the rules as required by the Act
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10/05/2011 H.Amdt. 814 Defeated
170 - 252
H.R. 2401 Whitfield (R-KY) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Delays environmental rules pending completion of a study of their cumulative impacts and changes the factors that must be considered in setting Clean Air Act standards
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09/23/2011 Final Passage Passed
249 - 169
H.R. 2608 Graves (R-MO) Department of Energy Cuts DOE funding for making loans to support the manufacture of cleaner vehicles and issuing renewable energy loan guarantees
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09/23/2011 Final Passage Defeated
219 - 203
H.R. 2401 Welch (D-VT) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides that EPA regulations are reviewed by an interagency committee with balanced membership that considers the benefits to public health of EPA rules
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 790 Defeated
173 - 236
H.R. 2401 McNerny (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires the interagency committee to examine the impact of EPA regulations on on clean energy jobs and clean energy companies
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 791 Defeated
184 - 229
H.R. 2401 Capps (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires an analysis of birth and developmental defects and infant mortality caused by pollution exposure resulting from delay of environmental regulations
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 793 Defeated
195 - 221
H.R. 2401 Hastings (D-FL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Excludes all rules that have undergone a cost-benefit analysis from duplicative analysis
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 796 Defeated
165 - 254
H.R. 2401 Connolly (D-VA) Environmental Protection Agency Requires the interagency committee to study policies that will lead to creation of jobs in the clean energy sector
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 797 Defeated
186 - 232
H.R. 2401 Whitfield (R-KY) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Nullifies the “Utility MACT” and “Cross-State Air Pollution” rules, which reduce soot, smog, mercury, and toxic air pollution from power plants
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 799 Passed
234 - 188
H.R. 2401 Latta (R-OH) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Reverses 40 years of clean air policy, by requiring EPA to determine what level of air pollution is “safe” based upon industry costs
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 800 Passed
227 - 192
H.R. 2401 Richardson (D-CA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act Environmental Protection Agency Restores authorization for funding for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act
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09/23/2011 H.Amdt. 801 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 2401 McCollum (D-MN) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires EPA to develop and implement a strategic plan to protect the Great Lakes from toxic air pollution
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09/23/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
180 - 233
H.R. 2584 Richardson (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Restores some funding for EPA clean air grants to state and local air pollution control agencies
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07/28/2011 H.Amdt. 760 Defeated
168 - 258
H.R. 2584 Dicks (D-WA) Department of Interior Strikes a rider exempting certain livestock management activities from NEPA
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt. 749 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 2584 Dicks (D-WA) Endangered Species Act Department of Interior Strikes a rider blocking judicial review of any rule delisting gray wolves in Wyoming or the Western Great Lakes
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt. 750 Defeated
174 - 250
H.R. 2584 Dicks (D-WA) National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Protection Agency Strikes a rider exempting certain livestock management activities from NEPA
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt. 751 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 2584 Moran (D-VA) Department of Interior Strikes a rider blocking funds for DOI Wildlands policy
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt. 753 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 2584 Pompeo (R-KS) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Cuts funding for EPA's greenhouse gas registry.
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt. 757 Passed
235 - 191
H.R. 2584 Richardson (D-CA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act Environmental Protection Agency Restores some funding for EPA diesel emissions reduction grants
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt. 758 Defeated
193 - 232
H.R. 2584 Dold (R-IL) Environmental Protection Agency Restores some funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other EPA programs to restore Puget Sound, Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay, and San Francisco Bay.
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt.743 Defeated
137 - 291
H.R. 2584 Scalise (R-LA) Department of Interior Cuts the Secretary of the Interior's budget as a rebuke for alleged slow pace of offshore drilling permit approvals.
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07/27/2011 H.Amdt.745 Passed
215 - 213
H.R. 1938 Terry (R-NE) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Transportation Abbreviates the review process for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to limit public participation and inter-agency review; contains congressional findings that misstate the environmental effects of the pipeline.
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07/26/2011 Final Passage Passed
279 - 147
H.R. 2584 Tipton (R-CO) Environmental Protection Agency Cuts funding for EPA environmental programs and management.
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07/26/2011 H. Amdt. 734 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 1938 Welch (D-VT) Department of Transportation Recognizes that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would run through the Ogallala Aquifer and could threaten groundwater and drinking water.
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 720 Defeated
164 - 260
H.R. 1938 Rush (D-IL) Environmental Protection Agency Strikes an erroneous statement that the EPA has found the Keystone XL pipeline will not significantly impact greenhouse gas emissions.
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 721 Defeated
164 - 261
H.R. 1938 Eshoo (D-CA) Department of Transportation Requires a review of current pipeline regulations to determine whether they are sufficient to address the properties of tar sands crude oil before a final order on the pipeline is issued.
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 722 Defeated
163 - 264
H.R. 1938 Christensen (D-VI) National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes that EPA estimates the Keystone XL pipeline will significantly increase carbon pollution from fuel use in the United States
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 723 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 1938 Cohen (D-TN) Department of Transportation States that the existing Keystone pipeline has spilled 12 times in the United States and 21 times in Canada in less than one year.
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 724 Defeated
155 - 272
H.R. 1938 Rush (D-IL) Department of Transportation Retains the current schedule for issuance of the Keystone XL pipeline permit to allow for adequate public participation.
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 726 Defeated
161 - 265
H.R. 1938 Hanabusa (D-HI) Department of Transportation Requires the developers of the Keystone XL pipeline to demonstrate the capability and technology to respond to a worst-case pipeline spill before issuance of a permit.
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 727 Defeated
168 - 260
H.R. 1938 Johnson (D-GA) Environmental Protection Agency Requires a study of the health impacts of air pollution from refineries served by the Keystone XL pipeline
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07/26/2011 H.Amdt. 728 Defeated
163 -263
H.R. 2584 Cleaver (D-MO) Environmental Protection Agency Restores funding for EPA's urban water initiative, which works with disadvantaged communities to revitalize urban watersheds.
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07/25/2011 H.Amdt. 716 Defeated
165 - 248
H.R. 2584 Richmond (D-LA) Department of Interior Restores funding for the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund.
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07/25/2011 H.Amdt. 718 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 2584 Hochul (D-NY) Department of Interior Reduces funding for DOI processing of drilling permits
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07/25/2011 H.Amdt. 719 Defeated
141 - 271
H.R. 2584 Moran (D-VA) Department of Interior Restores funding for the Indian Health Service sanitation facilities construction program and reduces funding for BLM oil and gas and grazing management programs
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07/25/2011 H.Amdt.714 Defeated
175 - 237
H.R. 2551 Moran (D-VA) Prohibits the use of Styrofoam (polystyrene) products in food service facilities in the House of Representatives.
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07/22/2011 H.Amdt. 712 Defeated
179 - 234
H.R. 2354 Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
Cuts funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs; blocks funding for salmon repopulation in the San Joaquin River; blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from protecting certain streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
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07/15/2011 Final Passage Passed
219 - 196
H.R. 2354 Cohen (D-TN) Department of Energy Cuts funding for DOE fossil energy research
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07/15/2011 H.Amdt. 654 Defeated
158 - 264
H.R. 2354 Capps (D-CA) National Environmental Policy Act Nuclear Regulatory Commission Halts part of the NRC relicensing process for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant
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07/15/2011 H.Amdt. 664 Defeated
152 - 269
H.R. 2354 Harris (R-MD) Department of Energy Bans the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy funds for any international program
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07/15/2011 H.Amdt. 675 Passed
236 - 185
H.R. 2354 Burgess (R-TX) Department of Energy Blocks enforcement of industry-supported light bulb efficiency standards
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07/15/2011 H.Amdt. 678 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Sherman (D-CA) Department of Energy Bans the use of energy efficiency and renewable funds for any project in China
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07/15/2011 H.Amdt. 684 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Matheson (D-UT) Department of Energy Restores funding for DOE environmental cleanups and reduces funding for weapons activities.
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 639 Defeated
168 - 257
H.R. 2354 Holt (D-NJ) Department of Energy Restores some funding for DOE science activities and reduces funding for weapons activities
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 641 Defeated
164 - 261
H.R. 2354 Hastings (R-WA) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks implementation and enforcement of a shoreline management plan developed to protect salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 657 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Hastings (R-WA) Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the use of funds to remediate damage associated with removal of a hydroelectric dam on the White Salmon River.
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 661 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Denham (R-CA) Magnuson-Stevens Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Eliminates funding for restoration and salmon repopulation in the San Joaquin River.
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 666 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Energy Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that prohibit procurement of alternative fuels that have higher lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuel
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 670 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Young (R-IN) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Department of Energy Blocks implementation of the weatherization provisions of the Recovery Act, which made weatherization assistance more accessible
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 671 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) National Environmental Policy Act Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from conducting a study required by statute as part of the Missouri River Recovery Program
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07/14/2011 H.Amdt. 677 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2018 Mica (R-FL) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Undermines the Clean Water Act by limiting EPA authority to establish water quality standards for chemicals and other pollutants that harm human health and the environment.
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07/13/2011 Final Passage Passed
239 - 184
H.R. 2018 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Strikes all provisions of the bill to weaken Clean Water Act standards.
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07/13/2011 H.Amdt. 628 Defeated
167 - 254
H.R. 2018 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Allows the EPA to set water quality standards when a state fails to set adequate standards.
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07/13/2011 H.Amdt. 629 Defeated
170 - 252
H.R. 2018 Capito (R-WV) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires the EPA to analyze the impact of required environmental actions on employment levels and provide public notice and a hearing where impacts on employment or economic activity are found
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07/13/2011 H.Amdt. 630 Passed
268 - 152
H.R. 2018 Polis (D-CO) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Says that the bill's weakening of clean water standards will not apply to any permit holder that EPA lists as being in significant noncompliance with the law.
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07/13/2011 H.Amdt. 632 Defeated
191 - 231
H.R. 2018 Blumenauer (D-OR) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Says that the bill's weakening of clean water standards will not apply to waterways that provide flood protection, are valuable fish and wildlife habitat, or are coastal recreation areas.
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07/13/2011 H.Amdt. 635 Defeated
183 - 237
H.R. 2018 Carnahan (D-MO) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Says that the bill's weakening of clean water standards will not apply in areas that have previously been declared major disasters due to flooding.
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07/13/2011 H.Amdt. 636 Defeated
173 - 247
H.R. 2018 Connolly (D-VA) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Says that the bill's weakening of clean water standards will not apply to water bodies that receive federal funds for restoration projects.
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07/13/2011 H.Amdt.633 Defeated
181-240
H.R. 2018 McNerney (D-CA) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Preserves EPA authority to set water pollution standards and review permits when pollutants are being discharged into waters that are public sources of drinking water.
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07/13/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
188 - 238
H.R. 2354 Moran (D-VA) Clean Water Act
Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Agency
Preserves the authority of EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to protect streams, tributaries, and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 591 Defeated
170 - 250
H.R. 2354 Markey (D-MA) Department of Energy Restores some funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 597 Defeated
154 - 266
H.R. 2354 Connolly (D-VA) Department of Energy Restores some funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 599 Defeated
173 - 249
H.R. 2354 Miller (D-NC) Department of Energy Restores some funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 601 Defeated
179 - 244
H.R. 2354 Welch (D-VT) Department of Energy Restores some funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 603 Defeated
123 - 200
H.R. 2354 Tonko (D-NY) Department of Energy Restores some funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 605 Defeated
149 - 273
H.R. 2354 Wu (D-OR) Department of Energy Restores some funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 607 Defeated
196 - 228
H.R. 2354 Garamendi (D-CA) Department of Energy Restores funding for Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
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07/12/2011 H.Amdt. 612 Defeated
145 - 276
H.R. 2354 Kaptur (D-OH) Department of Energy Transfers funds to restore some funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/11/2011 H.Amdt. 595 Defeated
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Harris (R-MD) Department of Energy Reduces funds for cooperative efforts with other nations to promote energy efficiency
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07/11/2011 H.Amdt. 600 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2354 Woodall (R-GA) Department of Energy Reduces funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
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07/11/2011 H.Amdt. 608 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2021 Gardner (R-CO) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Weakens Clean Air Act requirements for pollution from offshore drilling operations.
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06/22/2011 Final Passage Passed
235 - 166
H.R. 2021 Speier (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires air emissions to be measured at the site of offshore drilling rather than onshore.
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06/22/2011 H.Amdt. 481 Defeated
176 - 248
H.R. 2021 Hastings (D-FL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Grants EPA authority to regulate air pollution from offshore drilling support vessels, such as icebreakers.
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06/22/2011 H.Amdt. 482 Defeated
167 - 254
H.R. 2021 Rush (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Gives EPA additional time to consider air permit applications for offshore drilling projects if such time is necessary to allow sufficient public participation and to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
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06/22/2011 H.Amdt. 485 Defeated
172 - 253
H.R. 2021 Quigley (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Strikes a provision limiting the authority of the EPA Environmental Appeals Board to consider Clean Air Act permits for offshore drilling.
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06/22/2011 H.Amdt. 486 Defeated
173 - 251
H.R. 2021 Capps (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Allows states to set more protective air quality standards for offshore drilling operations.
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06/22/2011 H.Amdt. 488 Defeated
180 - 242
H.R. 2021 Schrader (D-OR) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Prevents offshore drilling off Oregon's coast by blocking EPA from issuing air permits for drilling projects.
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06/22/2011 H.Amdt. 490 Defeated
160 - 262
H.R. 2112 Scalise (R-LA) Department of Agriculture Blocks the USDA's policy on climate change adaptation.
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06/16/2011 H.Amdt. 467 Passed
238 - 179
H.R. 2112 Flores (R-TX) Energy Independence and Security Act Department of Agriculture Blocks enforcement of Energy Independence and Security Act provisions that prohibit procurement of alternative fuels that have higher lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuel
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06/16/2011 H.Amdt. 477 Passed
Voice Vote
H.R. 2017 Lummis (R-WY) Department of Homeland Security Eliminates funding for environmental mitigation along the southern United States border.
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06/02/2011 H.Amdt. 376 Passed
238 - 177
H.R. 2017 Carter (R-TX) Department of Homeland Security Blocks funding for DHS’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force.
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06/02/2011 H.Amdt. 378 Passed
242 - 180
H.R. 1231 Hastings (R-WA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires DOI to issue offshore oil and gas leases along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic coasts, regardless of a state's objection.
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05/12/2011 Final Passage Passed
243 - 179
H.R. 1231 Tsongas (D-MA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires each drilling applicant to develop and submit a worst-case scenario oil spill containment and cleanup plan.
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05/12/2011 H.Amdt. 284 Defeated
195 - 223
H.R. 1231 Brown (D-FL) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Makes the current ban on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico permanent.
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05/12/2011 H.Amdt. 285 Defeated
134 - 279
H.R. 1231 Thompson (D-CA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Prohibits the issuance of leases for drilling off the coast of Northern California.
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05/12/2011 H.Amdt. 286 Defeated
156 -263
H.R. 1231 Inslee (D-WA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Blocks DOI from leasing any area off the coast of Washington for oil and gas drilling without the approval of the Governor and legislature of the State of Washington.
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05/12/2011 H.Amdt. 287 Defeated
160 - 256
H.R. 1229 Hastings (R-WA) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Limits the DOI review period for offshore drilling permits and deems permits automatically approved if not acted on within 30 days.
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05/11/2011 Final Passage Passed
263 - 163
H.R. 1229 Hanabusa (D-HI) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires oil companies to certify they have the capability to respond to a worst-case oil spill.
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05/11/2011 H.Amdt. 273 Defeated
187 - 235
H.R. 1229 Holt (D-NJ) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Blocks automatic DOI approval of offshore oil and gas permits if the review period expires before the agency takes action.
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05/11/2011 H.Amdt. 274 Defeated
179 - 247
H.R. 1229 Polis (D-CO) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Lifts restrictive deadlines for DOI action on offshore oil and gas permit applications if the agency lacks adequate budget or staff.
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05/11/2011 H.Amdt. 275 Defeated
174 - 254
H.R. 1229 Hastings (D-FL) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Preserves the ability of citizens who successfully challenge offshore drilling permits to recover their legal fees.
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05/11/2011 H.Amdt. 279 Defeated
185 - 239
H.R. 1231 Markey (D-MA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Blocks new offshore oil and gas leases for companies that have not yet renegotiated any royalty free leases they already own.
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05/11/2011 H.Amdt. 282 Defeated
189 - 238
H.R. 1229 Connolly (D-VA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Blocks DOI from issuing new drilling permits to any applicant that has not paid all penalties, fines, or damages assessed because of economic and environmental harm caused to the Gulf of Mexico by the applicant's drilling activities.
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05/11/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
186 - 239
H.R. 1229 Polis (D-CO) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Requires DOI to consider all applicable safety and environmental laws when approving offshore oil and gas activities.
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05/10/2011 H.Amdt. 270 Defeated
167 - 245
H.R. 1229 Garamendi (D-CA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Requires DOI consultation with an independent drilling safety organization not affiliated with the American Petroleum Institute.
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05/10/2011 H.Amdt. 271 Defeated
169 - 240
H.R. 1229 Markey (D-MA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Sets minimum standards for well casing, cementing, and blowout preventers at offshore oil and gas wells.
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05/10/2011 H.Amdt. 272 Defeated
176 - 237
H.R. 1230 Hastings (R-WA) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Requires DOI to issue offshore oil and gas leases in the central and western Gulf of Mexico and off the Virginia coast and blocks additional environmental review of those leases.
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05/05/2011 Final Passage Passed
266 - 149
H.R. 1230 Holt (D-NJ) National Environmental Policy Act Department of Interior Requires DOI to conduct thorough environmental analyses of new offshore drilling leases.
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05/05/2011 H.Amdt. 268 Defeated
174 - 240
H.Con.Res. 34 Ryan (R-WI)
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Outlines drastic budget cuts for environmental protection, clean energy, coastal protection, and climate programs.
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04/15/2011 Final Passage Passed
235 - 193
H.R. 910 Upton (R-MI) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Repeals EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases to address climate change.
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04/07/2011 Final Passage Passed
255 - 172
H.R. 910 McNerney (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Recommits with instructions to remove limitations on EPA authority to protect children, seniors, and those with asthma from health effects caused by exposure to air pollution from major sources of carbon emissions.
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04/07/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
175 - 251
H.R. 910 Cuellar (D-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Preserves existing EPA scientific findings and rules related to greenhouse gases.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 243 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 910 Murphy (D-CT) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Preserves EPA authority to provide technical assistance to state greenhouse gas programs.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 244 Defeated
182 - 240
H.R. 910 Waxman (D-CA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency States that Congress accepts EPA’s findings that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 245 Defeated
184 - 240
H.R. 910 Quigley (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires a GAO study of health care costs resulting from repeal of EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 246 Defeated
Voice vote
H.R. 910 Polis (D-CO) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Ensures that EPA can protect the public health of the American people from global climate change.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 247 Defeated
168 - 257
H.R. 910 Markey (D-MA) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Exempts EPA actions that reduce the demand for oil from the limitations in the bill.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 248 Defeated
156 - 255
H.R. 910 Rush (D-IL) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Preserves greenhouse gas regulations until EPA and DOD determine that American security interests will not be jeopardized by their repeal.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 249 Defeated
165 - 260
H.R. 910 Kind (D-WI) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Strikes the text of the bill, which repeals EPA’s existing authority to address carbon pollution, and replaces it with a codification of EPA’s “tailoring rule,” which exempts small sources from greenhouse gas permitting requirements
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt. 251 Defeated
160 - 264
H.R. 910 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Requires a study of the impacts of blocking EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt.240 Defeated
161-259
H.R. 910 Jackson Lee (D-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Provides considerations and procedures to guide EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations.
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04/06/2011 H.Amdt.241 Defeated
157 - 266
H.R. 1255 Womack (R-AR)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Provides for H.R. 1 to take effect by operation of law, thereby blocking agency actions under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other laws and cutting funding for dozens of environmental protection programs at EPA, DOE, DOI, and other agencies.
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04/01/2011 Final Passage Passed
221 - 202
H.R. 872 Gibbs (R-OH) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA from requiring a Clean Water Act permit for pesticides sprayed into navigable waters
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03/31/2011 Final Passage Passed
292 - 130
H.J.Res. 44 Keating (D-MA) Eliminates enhanced oil recovery tax credit, marginal well depletion tax deduction, and other oil industry tax credits and deductions
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03/01/2011 Motion to Recommit Defeated
176 - 249
H.R. 1 Rogers (R-KY)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
Blocks agency actions under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other laws and cuts funding for dozens of environmental protection programs at EPA, DOE, DOI, and other agencies.
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02/19/2011 Final Passage Passed
235 - 189
H.R. 1 Hall (R-TX) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Prevents NOAA from establishing a Climate Service.
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02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 148 Passed
233 - 187
H.R. 1 Griffith (R-VA) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA, Corps of Engineers, and Office of Surface Water Reclamation and Enforcement actions that protect navigable waters from mountaintop-removal coal mining
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02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 151 Passed
235 - 185
H.R. 1 Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks the United States from contributing funds to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 154 Passed
244 - 179
H.R. 1 McKinley (R-WV) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA from revoking Clean Water Act permits based on adverse effects on water, fish, and wildlife
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02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 157 Passed
240 - 182
H.R. 1 McKinley (R-WV) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA authority to regulate coal ash under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
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02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 158 Passed
239 - 183
H.R. 1 Noem (R-SD) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA authority to revise particulate matter standards under the Clean Air Act
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02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 164 Passed
255 - 168
H.R. 1 Poe (R-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA regulation of major stationary sources of greenhouse gases.
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 101 Passed
249 - 177
H.R. 1 Markey (D-MA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Eliminates a loophole in royalty payment requirements for offshore oil and gas drilling.
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 119 Defeated
174 - 251
H.R. 1 McClintock (R-CA) Endangered Species Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks the Klamath Dam Removal and Sedimentation Study necessary to protect endangered species
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 121 Passed
215-210
H.R. 1 Herger (R-CA) Department of Agriculture Blocks Forest Service off-road vehicle management plans in national forests
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 123 Passed
227 - 197
H.R. 1 Blumenauer (D-OR) Department of Agriculture Limits environmentally damaging agricultural subsidies
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 124 Defeated
184 - 241
H.R. 1 Johnson (R-OH) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Department of Interior Blocks Office of Surface Mining rules to protect streams from surface coal mining
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 131 Passed
239 - 186
H.R. 1 Goodlatte (R-VA) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks funds for the development of maximum contaminant load levels for the Chesapeake Bay.
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 136 Passed
230 - 195
H.R. 1 Rooney (R-FL) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks new EPA water quality standards for Florida waterways.
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 143 Passed
237-189
H.R. 1 Young (R-AK) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks the EPA Environmental Appeals Board from reviewing air pollution permits for offshore drilling in the Arctic.
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02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 96 Passed
243 - 185
H.R. 1 Lummis (R-WY) Equal Access to Justice Act Blocks citizens who successfully challenge federal action from recovering their legal fees
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02/17/2011 H.Amdt. 85 Passed
232 - 197
H.R. 1 Carter (R-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA regulation of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from cement production
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02/17/2011 H.Amdt. 88 Passed
250 - 177
H.R. 1 Scalise (R-LA) Department of State Eliminates funding for the State Department climate envoy.
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02/17/2011 H.Amdt. 89 Passed
249 - 179
H.R. 1 Inslee (D-WA) Department of Energy Transfers funds from fossil energy research to clean energy research through Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
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02/16/2011 H.Amdt. 32 Defeated
159 - 273
H.R. 1 Tonko (D-NY) Department of Energy Restores funds for the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program
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02/16/2011 H.Amdt. 35 Defeated
208 - 223
H.R. 1 Pompeo (R-KS) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Eliminates funding for EPA's greenhouse gas registry.
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02/16/2011 H.Amdt. 47 Passed
239 - 185