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Energy Export Measures Gain Momentum

As Congress wraps up its final days of activity prior to the August recess — which runs from July 30 (House) or Aug. 7 (Senate) to Sept. 7 — both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are developing broad bipartisan energy packages. The Senate bill, which has been released in draft […]

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Moniz and Energy Exports at House Hearing

The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing this afternoon (Feb. 11) to discuss—among other subjects—the administration’s budget request for the Department of Energy (DOE) for Fiscal Year 2016. The sole witness was Dr. Ernest Moniz, the Secretary of Energy. Three exchanges between leading energy export proponents on […]

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House Passes LNG Exports Bill

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 351, the ‘‘LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act’’ earlier today (Wed. Jan. 28) by a recorded vote of 277 to 133. Of the 410 members present and voting, 236 Republicans and 41 Democrats voted for the bill. One Republican and 132 Democrats voted no. In the White House daily […]

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Rep. Turner Reintroduces LNG Bill in House

On Tue. Jan. 13, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) reintroduced his bill to expedite U.S. natural gas exports to World Trade Organization (WTO) countries. Cosponsored by 34 other House members, H.R. 287, is similar to legislation Turner authored in the 113th Congress. Upon introduction, the bill was sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Commenting […]

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2014 Midterm Election Results and Implications

The 2014 midterm elections have drawn to a close and that loud, sustained noise you heard at 7:00 p.m. EST last evening was everyone who watches network television breathing a collective sigh of relief that the political ad onslaught was finally over. As a result of Supreme Court decisions in 2010 and 2014, this year’s […]

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Cassidy LNG Rider Attached to Appropriations Bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill providing funding for federal energy and water programs for F. Y. 2015 yesterday (July 10) that included several “policy riders” within the legislation. One of the riders that was adopted by a largely party-line vote of 232-187 was offered by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The Cassidy amendment would prohibit the […]

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House Passes H.R. 6

The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, by a vote of 266 to 150. Sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the bill drew support from 220 Republicans (all but two) and 46 Democrats, with 148 Democrats voting no. As a starting point, the House accepted a “managers” amendment […]

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LNG Still on Congressional Front Burner

House Committee Reports H.R. 6 On April 30, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, by a vote of 33 to 18, reported H.R. 6 to the full House of Representatives for further consideration. (Vote tally: Click Here) Before the bill was approved, it was amended to change the central focus dramatically: The bill, as it […]

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House Ways & Means LNG Hearing

The Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held an oversight hearing today on the “Trade Implications of U.S. Energy Policy and the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).” Four witnesses appeared in person to testify: Matthew J. Klaben for the National Association of Manufacturers. Judy Hawley, Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. Daniel […]

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House Subcommittee Reports H.R. 6

The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee met today and with minimal debate ordered H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, reported to the full Energy and Commerce Committee by a party-line vote of 15 to 11, with Republicans favoring the move and Democrats opposing it. Opening statements by […]

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