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H.R. 3534 (111th): Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2010

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To provide greater efficiencies, transparency, returns, and accountability in the administration of Federal mineral and energy resources by consolidating administration of various Federal energy minerals management and leasing programs into one entity to be known as the Office of Federal Energy and Minerals Leasing of the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Nick Rahall II

Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2010
Length: 282 pages
Sep 8, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 30, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2010 (Jul 29, 2010)

What legislators are saying

Olson Denounces Energy Crushing Legislation
    — Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22, 2009-2020] on Jul 30, 2010

Statement on Amendment to HR 3534, House Natural Resources Committee
    — Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4] on Jul 14, 2010

Sarbanes Votes to Hold Oil Company CEOs Accountable
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] on Jul 30, 2010

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Sep 8, 2009

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Jul 15, 2010
Ordered Reported

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Jul 30, 2010
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 3534 (111th) 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 H.R. 3534. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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