H.R. 1959 (112th): Pain at the Pump Act

May 24, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Paul Tonko
Representative for New York's 21st congressional district
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May 24, 2011
12 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2012


This bill was introduced on May 24, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 24, 2011
Referred to Committee May 24, 2011
Full Title

To deny certain tax benefits to oil and gas companies and to invest the savings in clean energy programs.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

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Pain at the Pump Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal certain tax incentives for oil and gas companies, including:
(1) the tax credit for enhanced oil recovery,
(2) the tax credit for producing oil and gas from marginal wells,
(3) the expensing allowance for intangible drilling and development costs,
(4) the tax deduction for tertiary injectant expenses,
(5) the exception to passive loss limitations for working interests in oil and gas properties, and
(6) percentage depletion for oil and gas wells.
Denies a tax deduction for income attributable to the domestic production, refining, processing, transportation, or distribution of oil, gas, or any primary product thereof. Extends the required amortization period for geological and geophysical expenditures.
Expresses the sense of Congress that increases in revenue resulting from this Act should be used to make additional expenditures for clean energy programs, including for alternative fuel technology, research and development, clean energy loan guarantees, and low-income home energy assistance.

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