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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

13-H2511 on Jun 26, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Federal Land Freedom Act
Source: H.R.2511/S.1233
Congressional Summary:Authorizes a state to establish a program covering the leasing and permitting processes, regulatory requirements, and any other provisions by which the state would exercise its rights to develop all forms of energy resources on available federal land in the state.

Proponent's argument for bill: (The Heritage Foundation): This important piece of legislation would allow state control of energy resources on federal lands. America has harnessed technological advances in recent years in drilling and extracting energy resources that have caused a surge in domestic oil and gas in several areas of the country. Most of that production has occurred on private and state-owned lands, not federal lands where output has been on decline. The benefits of transferring power to the states over their own energy decisions: States have an interest in both boosting their economies by tapping into the energy resources available to them and protecting the environment. More importantly, they are best suited to fulfill these two goals, not the federal government.

Opponent's argument against bill:(The Wilderness Society): Oil and gas development can do serious damage to wildlands and waters, especially when it takes place in sensitive areas. The federal government began leasing public lands for energy development in 1920. We see energy development as a valid use of some public lands, but there are some wild places that must be protected. We work to ensure that the most stringent environmental precautions are applied when oil and gas development occurs on our public lands and that development does not happen in fragile wild areas. The Wilderness Society also makes sure that our most ecologically sensitive areas, such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, remain permanently off limits to oil and gas companies.

Also see the related Senate bill S.1233


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Prioritize green energy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Energy & Oil
  • Headline: Sponsored letting states lease energy rights on federal lands (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Let states lease energy rights on federal lands (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 2.
  • Headline: Sponsored letting states lease energy rights on federal lands (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Let states lease energy rights on federal lands (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 2 on Energy: When you think about America’s energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
    • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
    • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
    • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
    • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-H2511



Republicans participating in 13-H2511

Michele Bachmann s2oMinnesota RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Rob Bishop s2oUtah RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Diane Black s1pTennessee RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Jim Bridenstine s2oOklahoma RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Paul Broun s2oGA Republican ChallengerJun 26, 2013
Bill Cassidy s2oLA Republican ChallengerJun 26, 2013
Jason Chaffetz s2oUT Former Republican Challenger (2011)Jun 26, 2013
Tom Cotton s2oArkansas RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Kevin Cramer s2oNorth Dakota RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Scott DesJarlais s2oTennessee RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Jeff Duncan s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Blake Farenthold s2oTexas RepublicanJul 18, 2013
Stephen Fincher s2oTennessee RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Chuck Fleischmann s2oTennessee RepublicanJul 25, 2013
Louie Gohmert s2oTexas RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Tom Graves s2oGeorgia RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Tim Huelskamp s2oKansas RepublicanJul 9, 2013
Jim Jordan s2oOhio RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Jack Kingston s2oGA Republican ChallengerJul 8, 2013
Raul Labrador s2oIdaho RepublicanJul 8, 2013
Mark Meadows s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanJun 27, 2013
Markwayne Mullin s2oOklahoma RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Mike Pompeo s2oKansas RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Trey Radel s2oFlorida RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Phil Roe s2oTennessee RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Matt Salmon s2oArizona RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Steve Scalise s2oLA Republican challengerJun 26, 2013
Jason Smith s2oMissouri RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Steve Southerland s2oFlorida RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Chris Stewart s2oUtah RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Steve Stockman s2oTexas RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Marlin Stutzman s2oIndiana RepublicanSep 17, 2013
Scott Tipton s2oColorado RepublicanJun 26, 2013
Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia RepublicanJul 17, 2013
Roger Williams s2oTexas RepublicanJun 26, 2013



Independents participating in 13-H2511



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 37
Independents: 0


















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