H. R. 519
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 28, 2021
Ms. Cheney (for herself, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Perry, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Mullin, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Buck, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Latta, Mr. Mann, Mr. Wright, Mr. Estes, Mr. Stauber, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Allen, Mr. Mooney, Mr. Meuser, and Mr. Fallon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To provide that an order or other action by the President, Secretary of the Interior, or Department of the Interior official imposing a moratorium on Federal oil and gas leasing or permitting shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Safeguarding Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting Act of 2021.
Congressional approval for any order imposing a moratorium on Federal oil and gas leasing and permitting
Any order or other action by the President, Secretary of the Interior, or Department of Interior official with delegated authority that has the effect of placing the Bureau of Land Management in violation of its statutory requirements to process permits, approve permits within permitting deadlines, and hold quarterly lease sales, with respect to Federal oil and gas leasing and permitting, shall have no force or effect unless—
the proposed order or action is submitted to Congress; and
a joint resolution that approves the order or action is enacted within 30 legislative days after receipt of such proposed order or action.