S. 3711 (109th): Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006


Jul 20, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on August 1, 2006 but was never passed by the House.


Pete Domenici

Senator from New Mexico



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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2006
Length: 19 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to enhance the energy independence and security of the United States by providing for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources in the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/1/2006--Passed Senate without amendment.Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 - Instructs the Secretary of the Interior to offer the 181 Area and the 181 South Area for oil ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 20, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 21, 2006
Reported by Committee

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Aug 1, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3711”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (13R, 1D) (show)
Jul 26, 2006 10:05 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 86/12
Jul 31, 2006 5:31 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 72/23
Aug 1, 2006 5:09 p.m.
Bill Passed 71/25

Related Bills

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H.R. 6111 (Related)
Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 20, 2006

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