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Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231)
June 12, 2013 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2013 -

Reporting H.R. 2231 Out of Committee (Passed 23-18. View Roll Call Vote)
This bill would expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create over a million new American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy, and strengthen national security.

Lowenthal Amendment #005 – Blocking Offshore Energy Development in California (Failed 10-23. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would stop additional oil and natural gas development off the coast of California. This would cut off much-needed revenue to the State of California and the U.S. Treasury, as well as stand in the way of new American jobs, energy security, and lower energy prices.

Grijalva Amendment #001 – Duplicative & Unnecessary Regulation (Failed 14-25. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would add duplicative and unnecessary requirements that would only stand in the way of offshore energy development. H.R. 2231 already contains many safety standards that must be followed.

Defazio Amendment #028 – Duplicative & Unnecessary Regulation (Failed 16-24. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would cut off the area of Bristol Bay Alaska to oil and natural gas lease sales. This is duplicative because Bristol Bay is already off limits to oil and natural gas development as part of President Obama’s moratorium. This amendment would keep these parts off limits even after the moratorium expired. This would block any future development that would create jobs and economic growth.

Lowenthal Amendment #003 – Duplicative & Unnecessary Regulation (Failed 16-24. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would add a duplicative and unnecessary regulation that would stand in the way of more jobs and economic growth as a result of increased energy development.

Holt Amendment #043 – Blocking Energy Development on the Atlantic Coast (Failed 17-24. View Roll Call Vote)
This amendment would block all energy development along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. However, states like Virginia and South Carolina have demonstrated bipartisan support in favor of energy production off the Atlantic Coast. This amendment would block job creation and economic growth.

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Full Committee Markup
FC Markup | 1324 Longworth House Office Building
Legislative Hearing on Tribal Jobs Bill
Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing, “Examining the Department of the Interior’s Actions to Eliminate Onshore Energy Burdens.”
Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
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