H.R. 2631 (111th): Affordable Gas Price Act

May 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ronald “Ron” Paul
Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district
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May 21, 2009
17 pages
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H.R. 1102 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Mar 15, 2011


This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 21, 2009
Referred to Committee May 21, 2009
Full Title

To reduce the price of gasoline by allowing for offshore drilling, eliminating Federal obstacles to constructing refineries and providing incentives for investment in refineries, suspending Federal fuel taxes when gasoline prices reach a benchmark amount, and promoting free trade.


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Affordable Gas Price Act - Declares without force or effect all provisions of existing federal law that prohibit spending appropriated funds to conduct oil or natural gas leasing and preleasing activities for any area of the Outer Continental Shelf.
Revokes all existing withdrawals by the President under the authority of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Amends the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to repeal: (1) the withdrawal of public lands within the Coastal Plain from entry or appropriation under federal mining or mineral leasing laws; and (2) the prohibition against the production, leasing, and development of oil and gas from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
Amends the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to shield from judicial review mandatory statements by certain federal officials regarding the environmental impact of federal actions upon the quality of the human environment.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) set forth additional incentives for investment in oil refineries; (2) suspend the tax on highway motor fuels when retail gasoline exceeds a certain benchmark; and (3) increase mileage reimbursement rates.
Authorizes the President to extend normal trade relations treatment to the products of the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan.

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