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H.R. 2728 (113th): Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act

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To recognize States' authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation.

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Sponsor and status

Bill Flores

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2013
Length: 10 pages
Jul 18, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 20, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


19 Cosponsors (18 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (Nov 19, 2013)

What legislators are saying

Rep. McKinley Highlights American Energy Abundance
    — Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 15, 2014

Rep. Kelly Champions Package of Jobs Bills on House Floor
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 18, 2014

congressman Bishop supports domestic energy production
    — Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2] on Nov 22, 2013

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Jul 18, 2013

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Jul 31, 2013
Ordered Reported

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Nov 20, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 2728 (113th) 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. 2728. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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