H. Res. 257: H.R. 1231 - Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-3 on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 243-179 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORDED VOTE OF 241-179 on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. 

MANAGERS: McGovern/Reed

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 257

[Report No. 112-74]

 

H.R. 1231 - Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources shall be considered as adopted and that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Provides that each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

RESOLUTION
 

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1231) to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that each 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing program offer leasing in the areas with the most prospective oil and gas resources, to establish a domestic oil and natural gas production goal, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such further amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

 SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1. Hastings, Doc (WA)

#2 Manager's Amendment Would make technical numbering corrections to section 2 of the bill.

(10 Minutes)

 

 

2. Connolly (VA), Scott, Bobby (VA), Moran, James (VA)

#8 Would clarify that new offshore drilling would not conflict with military operations.

 

 

(10 Minutes)

 

 

3. Markey, Edward (MA)

#5 Would require that new 5-year leasing plans require that  companies bidding on new leases first renegotiate any royalty-free leases they own; thus raising more than $2 billion over 10 years.

(10 Minutes)

 

 

4. Keating (MA)

#11 Would require the Secretary to make public information about the lessee's executive bonuses from the most recent quarter.

(10 Minutes)

5. Tsongas (MA)

#21 Would require that all applicants for a drilling permit under a lease issued under H.R. 1231 would have to submit a worst-case scenario oil spill containment and clean-up plan.

(10 Minutes)

 

 

6. Brown, Corrine (FL)

#10 Would make permanent the current moratorium on drilling in the eastern gulf of Mexico that expires in 2022.

(10 Minutes)

7. Thompson, Mike (CA)

#4 Would clarify that the legislation does not allow for oil and gas drilling on the northern coast of California.

(10 Minutes)

8. Inslee (WA)

 

#30 Would require the Washington state Governor and legislature approve any leasing of the Outer Continental Shelf off of Washington state.

(10 Minutes)