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Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act (H.R. 1613)
May 15, 2013 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2013 -

Reporting H.R. 1613 Out of Committee (Passed 25-16. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill would approve the terms of the U.S. – Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement that would allow the production of shared energy reserves along the shared maritime U.S. – Mexico border. This important legislation also provides a framework for transboundary hydrocarbon agreements with other neighboring countries.

Lamborn Amendment #001 – Technical changes to the legislation (Agreed to by Voice Vote)
Among technical changes to this underlying legislation, this amendment provides that no other country can enact stop work orders to American workers participating in transboundary agreements.

Grijalva Amendment #001 – Prohibitive Financial Disclosure Requirements (Failed 18-23. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would stand in the way of American jobs and American energy resources by forcing American companies into situations where they would be in violation of foreign disclosure laws as they operate on the shared border. This would force American companies to not develop natural resources along these shared borders allowing for foreign owned companies to take American jobs.

Holt Amendment (Offered by Mr. Grijalva) #003 – Duplicative & Unnecessary Drilling Regulations (Failed 18-23. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would add duplicative and unnecessary regulations on drilling for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. This would slow down the development of natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

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