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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

American Energy Act

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act
  • Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2008
  • Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To bring down energy prices by increasing safe, domestic production, encouraging the development of alternative and renewable energy, and promoting conservation.

Actions Overview (1)

07/22/2008Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

09/04/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
07/30/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/22/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/22/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/22/2008Referred to House Science and Technology
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/2008Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/2008Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/2008Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/2008Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/2008Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/2008Referred to House Natural Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/2008Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Science and Technology, 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
07/22/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
07/22/2008Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (147)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12]* 07/22/2008
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-26]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 07/22/2008
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Davis, David [R-TN-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-4]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-21]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Fallin, Mary [R-OK-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Drake, Thelma D. [R-VA-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-40]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-23]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-7]* 07/22/2008
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-7]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Kuhl, John R. "Randy", Jr. [R-NY-29]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [R-VA-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Davis, Geoff [R-KY-4]* 07/22/2008
Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-22]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6]* 07/22/2008
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Sali, Bill [R-ID-1]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6]* 07/22/2008
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 07/23/2008
Rep. Fortuno, Luis G. [R-PR-At Large] 07/23/2008
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 07/23/2008
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5] 07/23/2008
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 07/23/2008
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 07/23/2008
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 07/23/2008
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 07/23/2008
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-9] 07/23/2008
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16] 07/23/2008
Rep. Musgrave, Marilyn N. [R-CO-4] 07/23/2008
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 07/23/2008
Rep. Lungren, Daniel E. [R-CA-3] 07/23/2008
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 07/23/2008
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 07/23/2008
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] 07/23/2008
Rep. Feeney, Tom [R-FL-24] 07/23/2008
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 07/23/2008
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 07/23/2008
Rep. Mack, Connie [R-FL-14] 07/23/2008
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 07/23/2008
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42] 07/23/2008
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1] 07/23/2008
Rep. Renzi, Rick [R-AZ-1] 07/23/2008
Rep. Walberg, Timothy [R-MI-7] 07/24/2008
Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1] 07/24/2008
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 07/24/2008
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large] 07/24/2008
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 07/24/2008
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 07/24/2008
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 07/24/2008
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9] 07/24/2008
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 07/24/2008
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 07/24/2008
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 07/24/2008
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 07/28/2008
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-3] 07/28/2008
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 07/28/2008
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 07/30/2008
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 07/31/2008
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 08/01/2008
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 08/01/2008
Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10] 08/01/2008
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4] 09/08/2008
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 09/08/2008
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-3] 09/08/2008
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 09/08/2008
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 09/08/2008
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 09/08/2008
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 09/08/2008
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 09/09/2008
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 09/09/2008
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 09/09/2008
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 09/09/2008
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 09/09/2008
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1] 09/09/2008
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 09/10/2008
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-41] 09/10/2008
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-4] 09/11/2008
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 09/11/2008
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24] 09/11/2008
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9] 09/16/2008
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13] 09/16/2008

Committees (7)

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 Natural Resources07/22/2008 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources07/30/2008 Referred to
House Judiciary07/22/2008 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/22/2008 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce07/22/2008 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality07/22/2008 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials07/22/2008 Referred to
House Armed Services07/22/2008 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness09/04/2008 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform07/22/2008 Referred to
House Science and Technology07/22/2008 Referred to
House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment07/22/2008 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (07/22/2008)

American Energy Act - Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2008 - Amends the Submerged Lands Act (SLA) regarding delineation of offshore state boundaries with respect to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), as well as related oil and gas mineral rights.

Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to: (1) allow the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to grant natural gas leases in the outer Continental Shelf (OCS); and (2) revise provisions concerning oil and gas leases and withdrawals of unleased land.

Provides for federal agency coordination with adjacent states on the construction of pipelines for crude oil or petroleum products or natural gas produced from the OCS.

Sets forth provisions concerning the application of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to OCS programs.

Declares existing federal prohibitions against spending appropriated funds for leasing and preleasing OCS oil and natural gas to be without force or effect. Prohibits a federal agency from permitting certain activities on the federal OCS or in state waters that are incompatible with: (1) oil or natural gas leasing; and (2) full exploration and production of tracts that are geologically prospective for oil or natural gas.

Directs the Secretary to establish OCS Regional Headquarters in designated locations.

Repeals: (1) the coastal impact assistance program; and (2) the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006.

American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act - Requires the Secretary to establish a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the Coastal Plain's oil and gas resources.

Amends the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 to terminate the prohibition against leasing or other development leading to production of oil and gas from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Provides for the authorization of Special Areas to be managed so as to protect and preserve the area's unique and diverse character including its fish, wildlife, and subsistence resource values in the Coastal Plain. Requires the Secretary to designate Sadlerochit Spring as a Special Area.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) issue specified rights-of-ways and easements across the Coastal Plain for the transportation of oil and gas; and (2) convey specified estates to the Kaktovik Inupiat Corporation and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation.

Establishes the Coastal Plain Local Government Impact Aid Assistance Fund and the American Renewable and Alternative Energy Trust Fund.

Amends the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 to terminate the prohibition against using federal funds to prepare or publish final regulations regarding a commercial leasing program for oil shale resources on public lands or to conduct an oil shale lease sale pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to set forth provisions concerning credits for fuel efficiency, alternative fuel vehicles, energy efficiency, nuclear energy, and renewable energy.

Requires the Secretary of Energy to provide awards for activities concerning the: (1) research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of innovative energy technologies and new energy sources; (2) manufacture of midsized sedan automobiles that operate on gasoline and can travel 100 miles per gallon; and (3) manufacture of advanced batteries.

Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act - Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide financial assistance to states or tribes to facilitate the hiring of personnel with expertise in federal refinery authorizations. Requires the President to: (1) appoint a federal coordinator to facilitate such authorizations; and (2) designate at least three closed military installations as potentially suitable for the construction of a refinery and at least one for producing biofuel. Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to repeal certain requirements regarding refinery revitalization.

Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to repeal restrictions on federal agencies procuring alternative or synthetic fuel for mobility-related uses.

Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to auction to the public coal-to-liquid fuel put option contracts. Provides for standby loans for qualifying coal-to-liquid projects.

Amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to revise provisions concerning the recycling and disposal of spent nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste.