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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

PROGRESS Act
Program for Real Energy Security Act

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Railroad Track Modernization Act of 2006
  • Transit Rail Accommodation Improvement and Needs Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To strengthen national security and promote energy independence by reducing the Nation's reliance on foreign oil, improving vehicle technology and efficiency, increasing the distribution of alternative fuels, bolstering rail infrastructure, and expanding access to public transit.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/28/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (16)

Date
08/17/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
08/16/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Action By: Committee on Science
08/16/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards.
Action By: Committee on Science
08/01/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/31/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/31/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Government Reform, Rules, Science, Ways and Means, House Administration, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2006Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (129)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Herseth, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Bean, Melissa L. [D-IL-8]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-2]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11]* 07/28/2006
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5]* 07/28/2006
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 07/28/2006
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 07/28/2006
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 07/28/2006
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15]* 07/28/2006
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 09/06/2006
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 09/06/2006
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 09/06/2006
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 09/06/2006
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 09/06/2006
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 09/06/2006
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 09/06/2006
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 09/06/2006
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 09/06/2006
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 09/06/2006
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 09/06/2006
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 09/12/2006
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 09/12/2006
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] 09/12/2006
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 09/12/2006
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 09/12/2006
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 09/12/2006
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 09/12/2006
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 09/12/2006
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 09/12/2006
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 09/13/2006
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18] 09/13/2006
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 09/13/2006
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 09/13/2006
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 09/13/2006
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 09/13/2006
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 09/14/2006
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 09/19/2006
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 09/19/2006
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 09/19/2006
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 09/19/2006
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 09/19/2006
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 09/19/2006
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 09/19/2006
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 09/19/2006
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 09/19/2006
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 09/19/2006
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 09/19/2006
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 09/19/2006
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 09/19/2006
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 09/20/2006
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 09/20/2006
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 09/20/2006
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 09/20/2006
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 09/21/2006
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1] 09/21/2006
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 09/21/2006
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 09/26/2006
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 09/26/2006
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 09/26/2006
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 09/26/2006
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 09/26/2006
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 09/26/2006
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/26/2006
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3] 09/26/2006
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 09/27/2006
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 09/27/2006
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 09/27/2006
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 09/28/2006
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 09/28/2006
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 09/28/2006
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 09/28/2006
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 09/28/2006
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/29/2006
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 09/29/2006
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 09/29/2006
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 09/29/2006
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 09/29/2006
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 09/29/2006
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 09/29/2006
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 11/14/2006
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 11/14/2006
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 11/14/2006

Committees (8)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce07/28/2006 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality08/01/2006 Referred to
House Armed Services07/28/2006 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities08/17/2006 Referred to
House Government Reform07/28/2006 Referred to
House Rules07/28/2006 Referred to
House Science07/28/2006 Referred to
House Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards08/16/2006 Referred to
House Science Subcommittee on Energy08/16/2006 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/28/2006 Referred to
House Administration07/28/2006 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure07/28/2006 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines07/31/2006 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads07/31/2006 Referred to

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Subjects (126)


Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (07/28/2006)

Program for Real Energy Security Act or the PROGRESS Act - Establishes the National Commission on Energy Security and Transition to New Fuels. Sets forth the duties of the Commission, including to make recommendations to Congress and the President for: (1) preserving the national energy security in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster; and (2) reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil over a specified period.

Establishes: (1) the New Manhattan Center for High Efficiency Vehicles; and (2) the Advisory Council on Federal Participation. Requires the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program of grants to federal and private sector researchers (including the Center) to research and develop alternative fuels and technologies to improve the productivity of U.S. automotive firms in the manufacture of high efficiency vehicles.

Establishes a grant program to provide assistance to retail and wholesale motor fuel dealers or other entities to install, replace, or convert motor fuel storage and dispensing infrastructure for use in the storage and dispensing of biobased fuels.

Sets forth requirements calling for: (1) the production and distribution of biobased fuels (ethanol) and deployment of new engine technologies for fuel-flexible, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and biodiesel vehicles; (2) greater use of alternative fuels in dual fueled vehicles operating in the federal fleet; and (3) the increase and expansion of employer-provided mass transit fringe benefits.

Transit Rail Accommodation Improvement and Needs Act - Allows for the shared use of rail carrier trackage and rail rights-of-way by mass transportation authorities. Authorizes capital investment grants to improve intercity passenger rail service.

Allows a tax credit to holders of qualified high-speed rail infrastructure bonds.

Railroad Track Modernization Act of 2006 - Establishes a capital grant program for the rehabilitation, preservation, or improvement of railroad track of class II and class III railroads. Requires the issuance of regulations implementing reliability standards for the safe transportation of energy supplies by rail.