H.R. 621: Ensuring Affordable Energy Act

Introduced:
Feb 12, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Ted Poe
Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 12, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 153 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 12, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% 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]

 
Full Title

To prohibit funding for the Environmental Protection Agency to be used to implement or enforce a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
30 cosponsors (30R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/12/2013--Introduced.
Ensuring Affordable Energy Act - Prohibits any funds appropriated or otherwise available for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from being used to implement or enforce: (1) a cap-and-trade program; or (2) any statutory or regulatory requirement pertaining to emissions of one or more greenhouse gases from stationary sources that is issued or becomes applicable or effective after the date of enactment of this Act.
Defines: (1) "cap-and-trade program" as any regulatory program established after the date of enactment of this Act that provides for the sale, auction, or other distribution of a limited amount of allowances that permit the emission of one or more greenhouse gases; and (2) "greenhouse gas" to include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or any other designated anthropogenic gas.

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