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Short Titles as Introduced

Western Hemisphere Energy Security Act of 2012

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Official Title as Introduced

To permit United States companies to participate in the exploration for and the extraction of hydrocarbon resources from any portion of a foreign maritime exclusive economic zone that is contiguous to the exclusive economic zone of the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/05/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
05/07/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
05/07/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/05/2012Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/05/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 03/08/2012

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs03/05/2012 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade05/07/2012 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere05/07/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/05/2012)

Western Hemisphere Energy Security Act of 2012 - Permits U.S. persons (including agents and affiliates) to: (1) engage in any transaction necessary for either exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon resources or for oil spill prevention and clean-up activities from any portion of a foreign exclusive economic zone contiguous to the U.S. exclusive economic zone; (2) export without license authority all equipment necessary for such exploration, extraction, or oil spill prevention and clean-up activities; and (3) import into the United States the hydrocarbon resources and products that are extracted under this Act.

Amends the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 to instruct the Secretary of the Treasury to authorize under a general license certain travel-related transactions for travel to, from, or within Cuba in connection with either exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon resources or oil spill prevention and clean-up activities in any such part of a foreign maritime exclusive economic zone contiguous to the U.S. exclusive economic zone.

Includes among persons authorized to travel to Cuba under this Act full-time employees, executives, agents, and consultants of oil and gas producers, distributors, shippers, and persons who engage in oil spill prevention and clean-up activities.