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May 17, 2011

House Votes - H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

H.Res. 245: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1229 and H.R. 1230

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed by 70 votes: 241-171, 20 not voting

On Passage
Passed by 78 votes: 245-167, 20 not voting

Votes on H.R. 1230


H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to facilitate the safe and timely production of American energy resources from the Gulf of Mexico.

Amendments

H.Amdt. 270 by Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to require safety review of permits to take into consideration all applicable safety, environmental and fisheries laws.
Failed by 79 votes: 167-245, 19 not voting

H.Amdt. 271 by Rep. Garamendi [D-CA10]
An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to implement the Commission's recommendation by requiring that in reviewing a drilling permit, the Secretary consult with an independent drilling safety organization not affiliated with the oil industry trade association.
Failed by 72 votes: 169-240, 22 not voting

H.Amdt. 272 by Rep. Markey [D-MA7]
An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to implement basic offshore drilling safety reforms recommended by the independent BP spill commission. The Commission found that the root causes of the BP spill were "systematic" and could have been prevented. The Markey amendment would set specific new minimum standards for blow-out preventers, cementing and well design.
Failed by 62 votes: 176-237, 18 not voting
House rejects three Dem amendments to Gulf drilling bill
H.Amdt. 273 by Rep. Hanabusa [D-HI1]
An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to state that the Secretary shall not issue an offshore drilling permit without certifying that the applicant has calculated a worst-case discharge scenario for the proposed drilling operations; and has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the applicant possesses the capability and technology to respond immediately and effectively to such worst-case discharge scenario.
Failed by 49 votes: 187-235, 9 not voting

H.Amdt. 274 by Rep. Holt [D-NJ12]
An amendment numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to strike a provision in the underlying bill that would "deem" drilling permits approved after 60 days even if the necessary safety and environmental reviews have not be completed. The amendment leaves in place a timeline for approving drilling permits, but prevents permits from being "deemed" approved before the safety review has been completed.
Failed by 69 votes: 179-247, 5 not voting

H.Amdt. 275 by Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to lift timeline requirements if the agency lacks an adequate budget or lacks staff expertise to properly review permits.
Failed by 81 votes: 174-254, 3 not voting

H.Amdt. 276 by Rep. Hastings [D-FL23]
An amendment numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to require a detailed description of the extent to which and by when any oil found on the leased property will decrease the price of crude oil and at the pump for hardworking Americans.
Failed by 90 votes: 169-258, 4 not voting

H.Amdt. 277 by Rep. Deutch [D-FL19]
An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to strike section 202 of H.R. 1229, so that states outside of the 5th Circuit can have their courts hear civil actions relating to energy projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
Failed by 18 votes: 205-222, 4 not voting

H.Amdt. 279 by Rep. Hastings [D-FL23]
An amendment numbered 11 printed in Part A of House Report 112-73 to strike section 207 of the bill which pertains to limitations on attorneys' fees.
Failed by 55 votes: 185-239, 7 not voting


On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
Failed by 54 votes: 186-239, 6 not voting

On Passage
Passed by 100 votes: 263-163, 5 not voting

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