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

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Doc Hastings

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2011
Length: 14 pages
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.


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (May 5, 2011)

What legislators are saying

Quigley Introduces Amendment to Protect Americas Coastline
    — Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5] on May 5, 2011

Crapo, Risch Support Job-Creating Legislation
    — Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Apr 26, 2012

Greg Walden: Congress, White House can jumpstart jobs by freezing costly proposed rules and regulations
    — Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2, 1999-2020] on Sep 8, 2011

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Mar 29, 2011

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Apr 13, 2011
Ordered Reported

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May 11, 2011
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 1229 (112th) 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. 1229. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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