H.R. 1918 (111th): Western Hemisphere Energy Security Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jeff Flake
Representative for Arizona's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 02, 2009
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4135 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 05, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 02, 2009
 
Full Title

To permit United States companies to participate in the exploration for and the extraction of hydrocarbon resources from any portion of a foreign maritime exclusive economic zone that is contiguous to the exclusive economic zone of the United States, and for other purposes.

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House Foreign Affairs

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4/2/2009--Introduced.
Western Hemisphere Energy Security Act of 2009 - Permits U.S. persons (including agents and affiliates) to:
(1) engage in any transaction necessary for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon resources from any portion of a foreign exclusive economic zone that is contiguous to the exclusive economic zone of the United States;
(2) export without license authority all equipment necessary for such exploration or extraction; and
(3) import into the United States the hydrocarbon resources and products that are extracted under this Act.
Amends the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 to instruct the Secretary of the Treasury to authorize under a general license certain travel-related transactions for travel to, from, or within Cuba in connection with exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon resources in any part of a foreign maritime exclusive economic zone that is contiguous to the United States exclusive economic zone.
Includes among persons authorized to travel to Cuba under this Act full-time employees, executives, agents, and consultants of oil and gas producers, distributors, and shippers.

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