S. 552: Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2013

Mar 13, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Mark Pryor
Senior Senator from Arkansas
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Introduced Mar 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 2013
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Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
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7% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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

A bill to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to replace the current requirement for biennial energy policy plan with a Quadrennial Energy Review, and for other purposes.


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8 cosponsors (6D, 2R) (show)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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Library of Congress Summary

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Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2013 - Amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to direct the President to establish an interagency energy coordination council to coordinate the Quadrennial Energy Review to provide an integrated view of national energy objectives and federal energy policy, including maximum practicable alignment of research programs, incentives, regulations, and partnerships.
Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE), in cooperation with the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to report to Congress on the Quadrennial Energy Review, including an integrated view of short-, intermediate-, and long-term objectives for federal energy policy in the context of economic, environmental, and security priorities.
Requires the Secretary to provide the Executive Secretariat with the necessary analytical, financial, and administrative support for the conduct of each Quadrennial Energy Review.

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