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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

Short Titles as Reported to House

Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

Short Titles as Introduced

Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
08/01/2013Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 181 (Roll no. 432).
07/22/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-164.
04/16/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (54)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/09/2013SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
08/01/2013-3:41pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
08/01/2013-3:41pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 181 (Roll no. 432).
08/01/2013-3:34pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 221 (Roll no. 431).
08/01/2013-3:25pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5291-5292)
08/01/2013-3:18pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a section prohibiting anything in the bill to apply with respect to rules that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children or seniors. Subsequently, the reservation of the point of order was withdrawn.
08/01/2013-3:17pmHouseMrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H5291-5292; text: CR H5291)
08/01/2013-3:17pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
08/01/2013-3:16pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5291)
08/01/2013-3:15pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1582.
08/01/2013-3:15pmHouseH.Amdt.447 On agreeing to the Murphy (PA) amendment (A004) Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 178 (Roll no. 430).
08/01/2013-3:10pmHouseH.Amdt.445 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 224 (Roll no. 429). (consideration: CR H5289-5290)
08/01/2013-3:04pmHouseH.Amdt.444 On agreeing to the Waxman amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 230 (Roll no. 428). (consideration: CR H5288-5289)
08/01/2013-2:36pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
08/01/2013-2:35pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
08/01/2013-2:35pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5288-5293)
08/01/2013-2:21pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1582 as unfinished business.
08/01/2013-2:21pmHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
08/01/2013-2:21pmHouseMr. Cassidy moved that the committee rise.
08/01/2013-2:20pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Murphy (PA) amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
08/01/2013-2:06pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (PA) amendment No. 6.
08/01/2013-2:06pmHouseH.Amdt.447 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Murphy (PA). (consideration: CR H5286-5288, H5290-5291; text: CR H5286-5287)
08/01/2013-2:06pmHouseH.Amdt.446 On agreeing to the Woodall amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
08/01/2013-1:56pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Woodall amendment No. 4.
08/01/2013-1:55pmHouseH.Amdt.446 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Woodall. (consideration: CR H5285-5286; text: CR H5285)
08/01/2013-1:55pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
08/01/2013-1:54pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5285-5288)
07/31/2013-7:43pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1582 as unfinished business.
07/31/2013-7:43pmHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
07/31/2013-7:42pmHouseMr. Whitfield moved that the committee rise.
07/31/2013-7:42pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
07/31/2013-7:34pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 3.
07/31/2013-7:34pmHouseH.Amdt.445 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Connolly. (consideration: CR H5248-5249; text: CR H5248)
07/31/2013-7:33pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
07/31/2013-7:26pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxamn amendment No. 1.
07/31/2013-7:25pmHouseH.Amdt.444 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Waxman. (consideration: CR H5247-5248; text: CR H5247)
07/31/2013-6:38pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1582.
07/31/2013-6:38pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
07/31/2013-6:38pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 315 and Rule XVIII.
07/31/2013-6:38pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
07/31/2013-6:38pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 315. (consideration: CR H5242-5249; text of admendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H5246-5247)
07/24/2013-2:23pmHouseRule H. Res. 315 passed House.
07/23/2013-8:00pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 315 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
07/22/2013HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 118.
07/22/2013HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-164.
07/17/2013HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 18.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/17/2013HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/16/2013HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/11/2013HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee .
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
07/11/2013HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
07/10/2013HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
04/19/2013HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/16/2013HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
04/16/2013HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (6)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 05/22/2013
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] 06/05/2013
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 07/09/2013
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 07/16/2013
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 07/22/2013
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 07/22/2013

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce04/16/2013 Referred to
07/17/2013 Markup by
07/22/2013 Reported by H. Rept. 113-164
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power04/19/2013 Referred to
07/11/2013 Markup by
07/11/2013 Reported by
Senate Environment and Public Works09/09/2013 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure07/18/2014 Legislative interest

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Latest Summary (3)

There are 3 summaries for H.R.1582. View summaries

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Passed House amended (08/01/2013)

Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), before promulgating a final rule that regulates any aspect of the production, supply, distribution, or use of energy (or that provides for such regulation by state or local governments) and that is estimated by the Administrator or the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to impose aggregate costs of more than $1 billion, to submit a report that contains: (1) an estimate of the total costs and benefits of the rule, (2) an estimate of the increases in energy prices that may result from implementation or enforcement of the rule, and (3) a detailed description of the employment effects that may result from implementation or enforcement of the rule.

Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE): (1) to prepare an independent analysis to determine whether such rule will cause any increase in energy prices for consumers, any impact on fuel diversity of the nation's electricity generation portfolio or on electric reliability, or any adverse effect on energy supply, distribution, or use; and (2) upon making such a determination, to determine whether the rule will cause significant adverse effects to the economy and publish such determination in the Federal Register.

Prohibits the Administrator from promulgating any such final rule if the Secretary determines that such rule will cause significant adverse effects to the economy.

Prohibits the Administrator from using the social cost of carbon in any cost-benefit analysis relating to an energy-related rule estimated to cost more than $1 billion unless and until a federal law is enacted authorizing such use.