H.R. 259: Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act

Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee on Jan 15, 2013
0% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Jan 15, 2013
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Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Mike Pompeo
Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
13 pages
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H.R. 3308 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: Nov 02, 2011

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Last Action: May 01, 2014

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate certain energy tax subsidies and lower the corporate income tax rate.


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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

36 cosponsors (36R) (show)

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H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal:
(1) the excise tax credits for alcohol fuel, biodiesel, and alternative fuel mixtures;
(2) the tax credits for the purchase of alternative motor vehicles and new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles;
(3) the alternative fuel vehicle refueling property tax credit;
(4) the income tax credits for alcohol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel used as fuel;
(5) the enhanced oil recovery tax credit and the tax credit for producing oil and gas from marginal wells;
(6) the tax credits for producing electricity from renewable resources and from advanced nuclear power facilities;
(7) the tax credit for carbon dioxide sequestration;
(8) the energy tax credit; and
(9) the tax credits for investment in qualifying advanced coal projects and qualifying gasification projects.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to prescribe a flat income tax rate for corporations, in lieu of the existing marginal tax rates, based upon the overall revenue savings from the repeal of energy tax expenditures by this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

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