WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
10:00 a.m. Morning Hour

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side

First/ Last Votes: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED

IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Under a Rule (2 bills):

  1. H.R. 1941 – Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (Rep. Cunningham – Natural Resources)

This bill places a permanent moratorium on oil and gas leasing on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

The Rule, which was adopted yesterday, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

McClintock Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Eliminates the Pacific Coast moratorium from the bill, leaving it open to new offshore leasing in future 5-year plans.

Gosar Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)

Changes the name of the bill to the Russian Energy Reliance and U.S. Poverty Act.

Lesko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Requires the Department of the Interior, in consultation with the Department of Defense, to report on whether the legislation poses a national security risk due to potential increases in dependence on foreign oil.

Langevin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Requires a GAO study on the impacts of offshore drilling on coastal communities and coastal economies.

Rouda Amendment #5 (10 minutes of debate)

Directs the Department of the Interior to make available to the public information about what offshore facilities are inspected and the amounts deposited into the ‘Ocean Energy Safety Fund.’

Levin (MI) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Establishes a moratorium on oil, gas, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the Atlantic Ocean.

Gosar Amendment #7 (10 minutes of debate)

Conditions the bill on DOI certifying, in consultation with DOL, that the bill would not adversely affect jobs available to minorities and women.

Rouda Amendment #8 (10 minutes of debate)

Requires the Department of Commerce to complete a study on the economic impact of offshore oil drilling on tourism, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, boating, transportation, and other waterfront-related and coastal-related business.

  1. H.R. 205 – Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019 (Rep. Rooney – Natural Resources)

This bill places a permanent moratorium on oil and gas leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. An existing moratorium on leasing in the eastern Gulf expires in 2022.

The Rule, which was adopted yesterday, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Crist Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Codifies the Well Control Rule and the Production Safety Systems Rule in their originally finalized forms.

Barragan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Requires the completion of a National Academy of Sciences Study on offshore oil and gas inspections that was cancelled by the Trump administration.

Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Conditions the bill on DOI certifying, in consultation with the Fish and Wildlife Service, that the bill will not adversely affect jobs available to minorities and women.

Click here for additional details and messaging on H.R. 1941 and H.R. 205 from the House Natural Resources Committee.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”

W.E.B. Du Bois