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H.R. 4270 (117th): Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act

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To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research, development, and demonstration program with respect to abandoned wells, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Conor Lamb

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 7, 2022
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jun 30, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 19, 2022, 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).

Cosponsors

4 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Lamb announces pa eligible for $104 million from bipartisan infrastructure law to plug abandoned oil and gas wells
    — Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17, 2019-2022] (Sponsor) on Jan 31, 2022

Bice, Lamb Well Remediation Bill Passes House Science, Space and Technology Committee
    — Rep. Stephanie Bice [R-OK5] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 19, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 4270 will add $133 million in new spending through 2031.

History

Jun 30, 2021
 
Introduced

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Jan 19, 2022
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 7, 2022
 
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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H.R. 4270 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4270. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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