S. 3044 (110th): Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008


May 20, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 10, 2008.


Harry Reid

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: May 21, 2008
Length: 38 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/20/2008--Introduced.Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:(1) deny major integrated oil companies (i.e., companies producing at least 500,000 barrels of crude oil daily) a tax ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 20, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 21, 2008
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 10, 2008
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3044”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


23 cosponsors (22D, 1I) (show)
Jun 10, 2008 11:24 a.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 51/43

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2991 (Related)
Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 8, 2008

H.R. 6653 (Related)
Consumer Energy Relief Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 2008

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