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H.Res. 260 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1 – Lower Energy Costs Act (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Rules Committee)VOTE REQUESTED ON ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION

Begin consideration of H.R. 1 – Lower Energy Costs Act (Seven Hours of General Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Scalise / Natural Resources Committee/Energy and Commerce Committee/Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)AmendmentsOne of general debate controlled by Transportation and Infrastructure began at 5:43 p.m.

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Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

Week of March 27th, 2023


On Monday, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

 Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

H. Con. Res. 15 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Perry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

 H.R. 1107 – PRC Is Not a Developing Country Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kim (CA) / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 H.R. 1154 – Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Smith (NJ) / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 H.R. 1189 – Undersea Cable Control Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mast / Foreign Affairs Committee)


On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

 Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 1 – Lower Energy Costs Act (Sponsored by Rep. Scalise / Natural Resources Committee)

Vote Sheets

Ordering The Previous Question on H.Res. 260 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1 –Lower Energy Costs Act

Y 218
N 203

Adoption of H.Res. 260 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1 – Lower Energy Costs Act

Y 218
N 203


Amendments to H.R. 1 – Lower Energy Costs Act

Each amendment gets up to ten minutes of debate

Donalds (R-FL) – Amendment No. 1 – Requires a study on streamlining the regulatory approval timeline by examining certain licensing/permitting processes for other sources of energy under the jurisdiction of the Department of Energy

Boebert (R-CO) – Amendment No. 2 – Adds a Sense of Congress expressing disapproval of the denial of Jordan Cove Project permits

Crenshaw (R-TX) – Amendment No. 3 – Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to clarify the requisite timeline for making a decision on the approval or disapproval of a State underground injection control program, and for other purposes.

Estes (R-KS) – Amendment No. 4 – Requires the Secretary of Energy to use an index-based pricing bid system when purchasing petroleum products for the SPR.

Hern (R-OK) – Amendment No. 5 – Expresses the sense of Congress disapproving of the proposed tax hikes on the oil and natural gas industry in the presidents fiscal year 2024 budget request

Houlahan (D-PA) – Amendment No. 6 – Prohibits export or sale of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, North Korea, Russia, Iran or any country subject to sanctions imposed by the United States.

Jackson (R-TX) – Amendment No. 7 – Requires the EPA, in consultation with the DOE, to submit a report to Congress identifying and assessing existing regulations that have negatively affected domestic energy independence and increased energy cost for Americans

Mace (R-SC) – Amendment No. 8 – Requires the Secretary of Energy to report annually on the ongoing assessments of critical energy resources and actions taken to strengthen supply chains to advance American energy security

Molinaro (R-NY) – Amendment No. 9 – Requires a GAO study on how banning natural gas appliances will affect the rates and charges for electricity.

Palmer (R-AL) – Amendment No. 10 – Prohibits the Secretary of Energy from implementing its proposed rule regarding gas stoves, or any other rule that would limit consumer access to gas stoves.

Perry (R-PA) – Amendment No. 11 – Prohibits the Delaware River Basin Commission, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin from finalizing,implementing, or enforcing any regulations relating to hydraulic fracturing other than those issued by the State in which the regulation is to be implemented or enforced.

Perry (R-PA) – Amendment No. 12 – Repeals section 115 of the Clean Air Act.

Roy (R-TX) – Amendment No. 13 – Directs FERC to withdraw its policy statements titled “Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities’’ (87 Fed. Reg. 11548) and “Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Natural Gas Infrastructure Project Reviews’’ (87 Fed. Reg. 14104).

Schiff (D-CA) – Amendment No. 14 – Strikes section 10005

Barr (R-KY) – Amendment No. 15 – Amends the FAST Act to expand eligibility for FAST 41 permitting for projects related to the extraction, recovery, or processing of critical minerals, rare-earth elements, microfine carbon, or carbon from coal, coal waste, coal processing waste, pre- or post-combustion coal byproducts, or acid mine drainage from coal mines.

Boebert (R-CO) – Amendment No. 16 – Shortens the timetable to file a petition for judicial review of a permit, license, or approval of a major infrastructure project, such as a highway or public transit project, from 150 days to 90 days.

Crawford (R-AR) – Amendment No. 17 – Requires DOT to apply the One Federal Decision procedures to pipeline projects under NEPA review to streamline the environmental review/permitting process.

Donalds (R-FL) – Amendment No. 18 – Requires a report on the current status of American uranium, how America’s uranium compares to the global supply of uranium in terms of quantity and quality, etc.

Escobar (D-TX) – Amendment No. 19 – Strikes Section 20103, which requires the Secretary of Interior to resolve any protest to a lease sale within 60 days.

Feenstra (R-IA) – Amendment No. 20 – Prohibits the Communist Party of China (or a person acting on behalf of the Communist Party of China) from acquiring any interest with respect to American farmland or any lands used for American renewable energy production

Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA) – Amendment No. 21 – Requires the Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Department of Commerce to determine technological needs for permitting programs and report them to Congress annually.

James (R-MI) – Amendment No. 22 – Creates a national strategy for America to reshore mineral supply chains and challenge the CCP.

LaMalfa (R-CA) – Amendment No. 23 – Allows wildfire mitigation activities within 300 feet of a road on Federal lands to be carried out without regard to NEPA or ESA requirements.

LaMalfa (R-CA) – Amendment No. 24 – Expands the definition of “hazard trees” identified and removed along electric power lines as part of a utility’s vegetation management plan to trees within 50 feet, from10 feet. Such plans will also be automatically approved after 60 days.

Leger Fernandez (D-NM) – Amendment No. 25 – Requires each local unit of the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Forest Service to develop a plan to disseminate and advertise open civil service positions with functions relating to permitting and natural resources in their offices. Each plan shall include outreach to local high schools, community colleges, institutions of higher education, and any other relevant institutions.

Levin (D-CA) – Amendment No. 26 – Strikes Title V of Division B, to prevent the bill from repealing the Inflation Reduction Act’s reforms to the oil and gas leasing program.

Levin (D-CA) – Amendment No. 27 – Specifies that Division B shall not take effect until the Council on Environmental Quality, in consultation with affected Federal agencies, certifies that all agencies have the funding and staffing capacity to meet the Division’s new timelines for environmental review without reducing the quality of such review.

Luna (R-FL) – Amendment No. 28 – Requires GAO to publish a report on the impact of wind energy, including the adverse effects of wind energy on military readiness, marine environment, and tourism, before the Secretary of the Interior can publish or hold a lease sale for energy development in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area, the South Atlantic Planning Area, or the Straits of Florida Planning Area.

Luna (R-FL) – Amendment No. 29 – Expresses the sense of Congress that major components of wind infrastructure, including turbines, are imported in large quantities from other countries including countries that are national security threats, such as the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

Ogles (R-TN) – Amendment No. 30 – Expresses the Sense of Congress that the royalty rate for onshore Federal oil and gas leases be 12.5%.

Ogles (R-TN) – Amendment No. 31 – Provides that any entity subject to the jurisdiction of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, or any entity that is owned by the Government of the People’s Republic of China may not acquire any interest with respect to lands leased for oil or gas under the Mineral Leasing Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and may not acquire claims subject to the General Mining Law of 1872.

Perry (R-PA) – Amendment No. 32 – Adds a prohibition to sec. 20209 on contributions from CCP entities.

Perry (R-PA) – Amendment No. 33 – Adds a reporting requirement to sec. 20209 on non-Federal entities.

Perry (R-PA) – Amendment No. 34 – Adds to sec. 20305 an exception for certain actions under the Defense Production Act.

Smith (R-NJ) – Amendment No. 35 – Requires a Government Accountability Office study of sufficiency of the environmental review process for offshore wind.

Van Drew (R-NJ) – Amendment No. 36 – Requires the Government Accountability Office to publish a report on all potential adverse effects of wind energy development in the North Atlantic Planning Area.

Graves (R-LA) – Amendment No. 37 – Provides regulatory certainty by explicitly authorizing the common practice of NPDES general permits and providing for continuances during times of administrative delay.

Floor Wrap Up

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 28, 2023 H RES 260 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) the Lower Energy Costs Act

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 203 (Roll no. 166).

Republican Votes: YEA 218; NAY 0; 0

Democrat Votes: YEA 0; NAY 203; 0

H RES 260 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) the Lower Energy Costs Act

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 203 (Roll no. 165).

Republican Votes: YEA 218; NAY 0; 0