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Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R. 4382)
May 16, 2012 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2012 -

Reporting H.R. 4382 Out of Committee (Passed 24-17. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill makes reforms to the leasing process for onshore oil and natural gas projects on federal land in order to eliminate unnecessary government delays and hurdles.

Coffman Amendment #1 – Technical Amendment (Agreed to by Voice Vote.)
Amendment makes technical adjustments to bill language.

Holt Amendment #007 – Arbitrary Lease Eligibility Requirements (Failed 14-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment adds non-germane offshore energy regulations to a bill dedicated strictly to onshore oil and natural gas leasing.

Lujan Amendment #004 – Arbitrary Acreage Limitation (Failed 18-22. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment undermines the purpose of the underlying legislation by applying a lower threshold limitation to acreage that can be leased for energy development.

Tonko Amendment #003 – Campaign Contribution Limitations (Failed 15-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment adds potentially unconstitutional requirements for lease bidders to disclose campaign contributions.

Markey Amendment #002 – Civil Penalty Collection (Failed 16-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment imposes punitive fees that would discourage energy production on federal lands.

Markey Amendment #005 – Keep it in America (Failed 14-27. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment limits the ability for energy producers to sell oil and natural gas on the free market and therefore discourages any energy production on federal lands.

* For complete legislative action for the May 16, 2012 Full Committee Markup, click here.




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