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H.R. 6082 (114th): Know Your Oil Act of 2016

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About the bill

Whenever you buy food, nutrition facts tell you how many calories, sugar, saturated fat and other vitamins are in your product. The government also mandates disclosure on elements of other products too. But not for oil, where a consumer generally doesn’t know where in the world their product at the gas pump comes from and what its environmental impact may be.

What the bill does

Last week Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA2) introduced H.R. 6082, the Know Your Oil Act. Under current law, an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) can analyze and report on some greater trends regarding greenhouse gas emissions. This bill would require the DOE to collect far more data for public release, including “greenhouse gas emissions during extraction, refining, and combustion,” oil field locations, …

Sponsor and status

Jared Huffman

Sponsor. Representative for California's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
Length: 3 pages
Sep 20, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)



Sep 20, 2016

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H.R. 6082 (114th) 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. 6082. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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