H.R. 1229 (112th): Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act


Mar 29, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 11, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.


Doc Hastings

Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 16, 2011
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to facilitate the safe and timely production of American energy resources from the Gulf of Mexico, to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain offshore oil and gas lease sales, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/16/2011--Passed House amended.Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act - TitleI - Amendment to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands ActSection101 - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 29, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 13, 2011
Reported by Committee

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May 11, 2011
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1229”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


70 cosponsors (70R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

May 10, 2011 6:57 p.m.
Failed 167/245
May 10, 2011 7:04 p.m.
Failed 169/240
May 10, 2011 7:12 p.m.
Failed 176/237
May 11, 2011 1:58 p.m.
Failed 187/235
May 11, 2011 2:04 p.m.
Failed 179/247
May 11, 2011 2:08 p.m.
Failed 174/254
May 11, 2011 2:12 p.m.
Failed 169/258
May 11, 2011 2:17 p.m.
Failed 205/222
May 11, 2011 2:22 p.m.
Failed 185/239
May 11, 2011 2:59 p.m.
Passed 263/163

Related Bills

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H.R. 4383 (Related)
Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2012

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 16, 2012

S. 953 (Related)
Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2011

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