S. 3438 (112th): Offshore Petroleum Expansion Now Act of 2012


Jul 25, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Lisa Murkowski

Senior Senator from Alaska



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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2012
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to implement the Proposed Final Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2012-2017 and conduct additional oil and gas lease sales to promote offshore energy development in the United States for a more secure energy future, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/25/2012--Introduced.Offshore Petroleum Expansion Now Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to implement the Proposed Oil & Gas Leasing Program: 2012-2017 in accordance with the schedule for ... Read more >

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Jul 25, 2012

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3438”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (4D, 3R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 6168 (Related)
President Obama’s Proposed 2012-2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Jul 25, 2012

H.R. 6082 (Related)
Congressional Replacement of President Obama’s Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 25, 2012

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