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Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

H.R. 2231 - Roll Call 304

LFA Vote

Yea

Result

Yea
235-186

Weight

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Bill Description

The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act revises existing law to increase the development of oil and gas resources along the Outer Continental Shelf by greatly increasing the number of oil and gas leases made available for auction. In addition to increasing available leases, the act includes provisions to allow coastal states to fairly share in the revenue created by drilling off their shores. Finally, the bill reduces bureaucratic discretion with respect to lease sales and directs leases to be made available for some of the more promising off shore regions and locations.

Liberty for All's Position

This bill would expand U.S. offshore energy production that could create as many as 1 million jobs and would continue to reduce energy costs. Liberty For All strongly supports expanded domestic energy production and this bill would spur economic recovery while lessening our nation's dependence on foreign energy sources. Higher energy prices inflate the cost of goods, especially with respect to food and logistics. This often has a substantial effect on the poorest Americans as they can seldom afford higher prices for gas and food. In addition to helping the everyday consumer, this bill more equitably spreads revenue from the federal government back to the states whose resources are being used. It is an important first step in increasing our domestic oil supply, lowering costs, and reducing our dependent on foreign oil.

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Name
Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Yea
Yea

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Yea
Yea

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yea
Yea

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Nay
Yea

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Yea
Yea

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yea
Yea

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Nay
Yea

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Yea
Yea

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Yea
Yea

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Yea
Yea

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yea
Yea

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Not Voting
Yea

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Nay
Yea

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Nay
Yea

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yea
Yea

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Yea
Yea

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Nay
Yea

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Yea
Yea

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Not Voting
Yea

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Yea
Yea