Home > newsroom > Page
A bill to establish in the Department of the Interior an Under Secretary for Energy, Lands, and Minerals and a Bureau of Ocean Energy, an Ocean Energy Safety Service, and an Office of Natural Resources Revenue (H.R. 3404)
November 17, 2011 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2011 -

Reporting H.R. 3404 Out of Committee (Passed 28-14. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill formally abolishes the former Minerals Management Service (MMS) and creates three separate offshore agencies to ensure robust and safe American energy production to create jobs and strengthen national security.

Tsongas Amendment #004 – Third Party Requirements (Failed 14-27. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would establish that drilling operations described in the underlying bill meeting third party safety, performance, and production standards.

Garamendi Amendment #001 – Inspection Fees (Failed 14-28. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would increase fees, by an undefined amount, collected by the Department of the Interior from Outer Continental Shelf operators to be available for offshore inspection activities.

* For complete legislative action for the November 17, 2011 Full Committee Markup, click here.




Latest News

Bishop: FWS Mimics EPA Tactics in Expansive Critical Habitat Proposal

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service announced the finalization of a new policy for defining and designating critical habitat under the Endangered Specie...... Read more

Committee Advances Bipartisan “National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act”

Today, the Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3036 (Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-NJ), the “National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act,” legislation designating the National September 11 Mem...... Read more

New York Times: How Free Electricity Helped Dig $9 Billion Hole in Puerto Rico

To understand how Puerto Rico’s power authority has piled up $9 billion in debt, one need only visit this bustling city on the northwest coast. Twenty years ago, it was just another town with dwindlin...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

The Costly Impacts of Predation and Conflicting Federal Statutes on Native and Endangered Fish Species
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans | 1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 87, H.R. 295, H.R. 1621 and H.R. 2817
Subcommittee on Federal Lands | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
The U.S. Department of Treasury's Analysis of the Situation in Puerto Rico
Full Committee | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
View All Events