H.Res. 58: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any comprehensive plan to reform our national energy policy must promote the expanded use of renewable and alternative energy sources; increase our domestic refining capacity; promote conservation and increased energy efficiency; expand research and development, including domestic exploration; and enhance consumer education.

Introduced:
Feb 06, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Robert Latta
Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 06, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 162 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2011

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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2/6/2013--Introduced.
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that, in order to meet our nation's growing long-term energy demands and maintain our economic viability in the world marketplace, any comprehensive and economically viable energy bill must address:
(1) taking advantage of our abundant domestic coal supply;
(2) using recent technological innovations to exploit our vast supply of natural gas;
(3) increasing our domestic oil production and refining capacity;
(4) expanding the use of renewable and alternative energy sources, with a focus on nuclear energy;
(5) providing incentives for an increase in conservation and energy efficiency;
(6) expanding research and development through new methods such as public-private partnerships; and
(7) enhancing consumer awareness and education regarding methods to increase energy efficiency and available alternative fuel sources to reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil.

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