H.R. 5626 (111th): Blowout Prevention Act of 2010


Jun 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 15, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Henry Waxman

Representative for California's 30th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 29, 2010
Length: 36 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To protect public health and safety and the environment by requiring the use of safe well control technologies and practices for the drilling of high-risk oil and gas wells in the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/2010--Reported to House amended, Part I.Blowout Prevention Act of 2010 - (Sec 2.) Prohibits the Secretary of Energy (DOE) or the Secretary of the Interior (appropriate federal official) from issuing ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 29, 2010

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Jul 15, 2010
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5626”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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