(House of Representatives - June 26, 2012)

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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, during the consideration of 
the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 I was unavoidably detained on 
business in the district; and I would like to place in the Record the 
following statements regarding the amendments:
  The Hastings amendment, ``no.''
  The Waxman amendment, ``yes.''
  The Connolly amendment, ``no.''
  The Gene Green amendment, ``yes.''
  The Rush amendment, ``yes.''
  The Holt amendment, ``yes.''
  The Lewis amendment, ``yes.''
  The Amodei amendment, ``no.''
  The Markey amendment, ``yes.''
  The Landry amendment, ``yes.''
  The Rigell amendment, ``no.''
  The Holt amendment, ``yes.''
  The Wittman amendment, ``no.''
  The Bass amendment, ``yes.''
  The Capps amendment, ``yes.''
  The Speier amendment, ``yes.''
  The DeLauro amendment, ``yes.''
  The Democratic motion to recommit, ``yes.''
  Passage, ``no.''
  Below are the descriptions of the amendments to H.R. 4480 that were 
voted on this past Thursday, when I was absent from votes.
  Hastings (WA) Manager's Amendment (Roll 392)--Overturns the EPA 
designation of the Colville River in Alaska as an Aquatic Resource of 
National Importance and requires additional right of ways in the 
National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPR-A); makes technical changes.
  Waxman Amendment (Roll 393)--Provides that the rules described in 
section 205(a) shall not be delayed if the pollution that would be 
controlled by the rules contributes to asthma attacks, acute and 
chronic bronchitis, heart attacks, cancer, birth defects, neurological 
damage, premature death, or other serious harms to human health.
  Connolly Amendment (Roll 394)--Defines the term ``public health'' in 
the Clean Air Act as the health of humans, not corporations.
  Gene Green Amendment (Roll 395)--Strikes section 206 of the bill, 
which would fundamentally change the way the Clean Air Act establishes 
national ambient air quality standards for smog. Instead of the 
standards being health-based, section 206 would have them be set based 
on the potential cost of pollution controls.
  Rush Amendment (Roll 396)--Provides that Sections 205 and 206 shall 
cease to be effective if the Administrator of the Energy Information 
Administration determines that implementation of this title is not 
projected to lower gasoline prices and create jobs in the United States 
within 10 years.
  Holt Amendment (Roll 397)--Seeks to reduce the number of onshore 
leases on which oil and gas production is not occurring as an incentive 
for oil and gas companies to begin producing on the leases that they 
already hold.
  Connolly/Lewis (GA) Amendment (Roll 398)--Clarifies that the section 
requiring a $5,000 protest fee shall not infringe upon the protections 
afforded by the First Amendment to the Constitution to petition for the 
redress of grievances.
  Amodei Amendment (Roll 399)--Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior 
from considering merging of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the 
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM).
  Markey Amendment (Roll 400)--Prohibits oil and gas produced under new 
leases authorized by this legislation from being exported to foreign 
countries, ensuring American resources remain here to benefit American 
  Landry Amendment (Roll 401)--Would increase future federal deficits 
by raising the cap of revenue shared among the Gulf States who produce 
energy on the Outer Continental Shelf starting in FY2023 from $500 
million to $750 million, awarding these 4 Gulf States another $6 
billion in addition to the $150 billion they will already receive under 
current law.
  Rigell Amendment (Roll 402)--Requires Lease Sale 220 off the coast of 
Virginia in the 5 Year Plan for OCS oil and gas drilling and to conduct 
Lease Sale 220 within one year of enactment. In addition, the Amendment 
would also ensure that no oil and gas drilling may be conducted off the 
coast of Virginia which would conflict with military operations.
  Holt Amendment (Roll 403)--Ends free drilling in the Gulf of Mexico 
by requiring oil companies to pay royalties on previously royalty-free 
leases in order to receive new leases on public lands.
  Wittman/Rigell Amendment (Roll 404)--Would establish a new regulatory 
program and waive environmental review for the Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management (BOEM) to approve temporary infrastructure, such as towers 
or buoys, to test and develop offshore wind power in the Outer 
Continental Shelf.
  Bass (CA) Amendment (Roll 405)--Requires the newly created 
interagency committee to analyze how to protect American consumers from 
gasoline price spikes by reducing America's dependence on oil.
  Capps Amendment (Roll 406)--Removes the requirements in Title II of 
the bill to conduct an analysis, issue a report, and delay rules if the 
Secretary of Energy determines that the analyses are ``infeasible to 
conduct, require data that does not exist, or would generate results 
subject to such large estimates of uncertainty that the results would 
be neither reliable nor useful.''
  Speier Amendment (Roll 407)--Strikes language in the underlying 
legislation that would require drilling permits to be deemed approved a 
60 day deadline, which could expose public lands to undue risk.
  DeLauro/Markey/Frank Amendment (Roll 408)--Would require $128 million 
received from the sale of new leases issued pursuant to this 
legislation to be made available to fully fund the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission to limit Wall Street speculation in energy markets.