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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New Mexico. Republican.
Last Updated: Aug 1, 2006
Length: 19 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
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.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
14 Cosponsors (13 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Senate Passes Bill That Will Benefit Texas; Increase Domestic Energy Production”
— Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 1, 2006
“Cantwell Votes Against Offshore Drilling Proposal that Would Cost Taxpayers Billions”
— Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Jul 31, 2006
“Cantwell Pushes to Maintain Northwest Outer Continental Shelf Drilling Ban”
— Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Jul 30, 2006
S. 3711 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3711. This is the one from the 109th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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