H.R. 797 (111th): Maximize Offshore Resource Exploration Act of 2009


Feb 3, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ken Calvert

Representative for California's 44th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2009
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To greatly enhance the Nation's environmental, energy, economic, and national security by terminating long-standing Federal prohibitions on the domestic production of abundant offshore supplies of oil and natural gas, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/3/2009--Introduced.Maximize Offshore Resource Exploration Act of 2008 or the MORE Act of 2008 - Declares without force or effect all federal prohibitions against the expenditure of appropriated funds to conduct ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 3, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 797”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

Related Bills

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H.R. 6529 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 17, 2008

H.R. 903 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 3, 2011

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