S. 953 - Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011

Energy. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to authorize the conduct of certain lease sales in the Outer Continental Shelf, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to modify the requirements for exploration, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011

S. 953 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to authorize the conduct of certain lease sales in the Outer Continental Shelf, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to modify the requirements for exploration, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to authorize the conduct of certain lease sales in the Outer Continental Shelf, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to modify the requirements for exploration, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011
Sponsor
Mitch McConnell
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Environmental technology
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Marine pollution
  • Oil and gas
  • Technology assessment
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/11/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Proceed S. 9535/18/2011This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
42 voted YES 57 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/11/2011
5/11/2011Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar5/12/2011Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 43.
5/17/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure by Senator Reid made in Senate.
5/18/2011Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
5/18/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure, under the order of 5/16/2011, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, withdrawn in Senate.
select this voteVote5/18/2011On the Motion to Proceed S. 953
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $49,400 Against $19,850
  2. March - April 2007 For $67,250 Against $70,250
  3. May - June 2007 For $82,534 Against $103,550
  4. July - August 2007 For $41,600 Against $38,300
  5. September - October 2007 For $80,350 Against $91,905
  6. November - December 2007 For $92,750 Against $169,003
  7. January - February 2008 For $67,300 Against $49,200
  8. March - April 2008 For $84,250 Against $106,322
  9. May - June 2008 For $83,749 Against $195,898
  10. July - August 2008 For $58,925 Against $101,483
  11. September - October 2008 For $175,499 Against $377,812
  12. November - December 2008 For $29,550 Against $32,831
  13. January - February 2009 For $17,490 Against $23,250
  14. March - April 2009 For $41,200 Against $39,000
  15. May - June 2009 For $113,900 Against $82,044
  16. July - August 2009 For $60,700 Against $28,100
  17. September - October 2009 For $81,467 Against $74,950
  18. November - December 2009 For $81,800 Against $43,600
  19. January - February 2010 For $69,085 Against $50,040
  20. March - April 2010 For $184,700 Against $131,030
  21. May - June 2010 For $132,750 Against $120,091
  22. July - August 2010 For $125,900 Against $135,337
  23. September - October 2010 For $222,245 Against $398,456
  24. November - December 2010 For $17,350 Against $18,411
  25. January - February 2011 For $38,480 Against $35,200
  26. March - April 2011 For $50,350 Against $134,867
  27. May - June 2011 For $91,450 Against $82,929
  28. July - August 2011 For $33,011 Against $32,683
  29. September - October 2011 For $55,598 Against $108,184
  30. November - December 2011 For $87,350 Against $100,350
  31. January - February 2012 For $39,300 Against $44,100
  32. March - April 2012 For $51,498 Against $85,833
  33. May - June 2012 For $44,650 Against $121,322
  34. July - August 2012 For $54,750 Against $85,350
  35. September - October 2012 For $88,423 Against $239,211
  36. November - December 2012 For $31,700 Against $30,752

Votes

3 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011

3 organizations supported this bill

American Petroleum Institute
Bush, Bill (2011, May 18). Senate tax vote is opportunity for more constructive energy policy . Retrieved May 18, 2011, from API.
National Association of Manufacturers
Newhouse, Aric (2011, May 18). Letter to Senators. Retrieved May 18, 2011, from NAM.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, Bruce R. (2011, May 17). Letter to Members of the United States Senate. Retrieved May 18, 2011, from Scribd.

6 organizations opposed this bill

Defenders of Wildlife
Manuel, A. (2011, May 0). Oppose S. 953, Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011, from Beyond Oil.
Earthjustice
Manuel, A. (2011, May 0). Oppose S. 953, Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011, from Beyond Oil.
Environment America
Manuel, A. (2011, May 0). Oppose S. 953, Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011, from Beyond Oil.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Harris, Eric & Mark Friend (2011, May 18). Increased Oil Drilling Not the Solution to High Energy Prices . Retrieved May 18, 2011, from RAC.
Sierra Club
Manuel, A. (2011, May 0). Oppose S. 953, Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011, from Beyond Oil.
Surfrider Foundation
Surfrider Foundation (2011, May 13). Congress Opens Our Coasts for Drilling. Retrieved May 18, 2011, from Not the Answer.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,850$7,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$48,250$2,750
John BarrassoRWY$96,400$0
Max BaucusDMT$24,500$19,200
Mark BegichDAK$19,500$91,699
Michael F. BennetDCO$5,150$171,661
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$55,856
Roy BluntRMO$139,550$1,700
John BoozmanRAR$13,550$9,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$22,150$263,002
Scott P. BrownRMA$105,250$19,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,250$133,421
Richard BurrRNC$33,945$15,550
Maria CantwellDWA$5,566$109,813
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$11,025
Tom CarperDDE$11,500$10,600
Bob CaseyDPA$31,300$35,004
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$48,700$8,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$38,900$2,900
Tom CoburnROK$26,300$0
William Thad CochranRMS$12,553$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$33,049$22,850
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,500$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$10,600$21,777
Bob CorkerRTN$47,011$11,100
John CornynRTX$89,450$9,875
Mike CrapoRID$18,500$2,300
Jim DeMintRSC$39,650$9,200
Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$38,710
Mike EnziRWY$16,300$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$16,350
Al FrankenDMN$5,960$169,186
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$16,926$132,134
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$4,300
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,400$250
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,000$67,664
Tom HarkinDIA$4,000$12,065
Orrin G. HatchRUT$95,250$3,000
Dean HellerRNV$51,750$18,700
John HoevenRND$49,500$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$22,400$4,600
Jim InhofeROK$80,300$2,000
Dan InouyeDHI$9,150$4,300
Johnny IsaksonRGA$12,700$8,150
Mike JohannsRNE$25,550$500
Ron JohnsonRWI$40,250$900
Tim JohnsonDSD$10,500$11,800
John F. KerryDMA$250$9,820
Mark KirkRIL$90,450$21,160
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,316$15,300
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$3,500$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$69,500$6,666
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,850$22,403
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$24,250
Mike LeeRUT$6,000$2,400
Carl LevinDMI$7,000$23,945
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$16,475$18,224
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$34,400$42,300
John McCainRAZ$21,550$3,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$26,450
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$115,450$7,050
Bob MenéndezDNJ$4,500$16,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$111,757
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,500$11,200
Jerry MoranRKS$38,300$4,350
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$42,350$15,850
Patty MurrayDWA$8,750$101,457
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,000$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,567$77,432
Rand PaulRKY$34,500$3,900
Rob PortmanROH$98,150$15,150
Mark L. PryorDAR$56,700$3,750
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,500$7,960
Harry ReidDNV$23,300$153,039
Jim RischRID$12,750$5,600
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,900$750
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$5,500$36,000
Marco RubioRFL$58,605$16,330
Bernie SandersIVT$0$49,890
Chuck SchumerDNY$16,360$51,250
Jeff SessionsRAL$17,900$3,600
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$97,857
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$13,000$9,500
Olympia J. SnoweRME$11,000$30,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,466$41,425
Jon TesterDMT$5,416$277,835
John ThuneRSD$44,100$7,900
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,800$48,283
Mark UdallDCO$12,000$313,605
Tom UdallDNM$4,229$155,598
David VitterRLA$56,000$30,750
Mark R. WarnerDVA$4,260$17,433
Jim WebbDVA$2,000$4,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,516$87,983
Roger F. WickerRMS$95,200$16,500
Ron WydenDOR$5,250$10,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,850$7,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$48,250$2,750
John BarrassoRWY$96,400$0
Max BaucusDMT$24,500$19,200
Mark BegichDAK$19,500$91,699
Michael F. BennetDCO$5,150$171,661
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$55,856
Roy BluntRMO$139,550$1,700
John BoozmanRAR$13,550$9,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$22,150$263,002
Scott P. BrownRMA$105,250$19,000
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,250$133,421
Richard BurrRNC$33,945$15,550
Maria CantwellDWA$5,566$109,813
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$11,025
Tom CarperDDE$11,500$10,600
Bob CaseyDPA$31,300$35,004
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$48,700$8,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$38,900$2,900
Tom CoburnROK$26,300$0
William Thad CochranRMS$12,553$2,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$33,049$22,850
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,500$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$10,600$21,777
Bob CorkerRTN$47,011$11,100
John CornynRTX$89,450$9,875
Mike CrapoRID$18,500$2,300
Jim DeMintRSC$39,650$9,200
Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$38,710
Mike EnziRWY$16,300$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$16,350
Al FrankenDMN$5,960$169,186
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$16,926$132,134
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$4,300
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,400$250
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,000$67,664
Tom HarkinDIA$4,000$12,065
Orrin G. HatchRUT$95,250$3,000
Dean HellerRNV$51,750$18,700
John HoevenRND$49,500$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$22,400$4,600
Jim InhofeROK$80,300$2,000
Dan InouyeDHI$9,150$4,300
Johnny IsaksonRGA$12,700$8,150
Mike JohannsRNE$25,550$500
Ron JohnsonRWI$40,250$900
Tim JohnsonDSD$10,500$11,800
John F. KerryDMA$250$9,820
Mark KirkRIL$90,450$21,160
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,316$15,300
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$3,500$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$69,500$6,666
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,850$22,403
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$24,250
Mike LeeRUT$6,000$2,400
Carl LevinDMI$7,000$23,945
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$16,475$18,224
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$34,400$42,300
John McCainRAZ$21,550$3,500
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$26,450
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$115,450$7,050
Bob MenéndezDNJ$4,500$16,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$111,757
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,500$11,200
Jerry MoranRKS$38,300$4,350
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$42,350$15,850
Patty MurrayDWA$8,750$101,457
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,000$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,567$77,432
Rand PaulRKY$34,500$3,900
Rob PortmanROH$98,150$15,150
Mark L. PryorDAR$56,700$3,750
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,500$7,960
Harry ReidDNV$23,300$153,039
Jim RischRID$12,750$5,600
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,900$750
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$5,500$36,000
Marco RubioRFL$58,605$16,330
Bernie SandersIVT$0$49,890
Chuck SchumerDNY$16,360$51,250
Jeff SessionsRAL$17,900$3,600
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$97,857
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$13,000$9,500
Olympia J. SnoweRME$11,000$30,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,466$41,425
Jon TesterDMT$5,416$277,835
John ThuneRSD$44,100$7,900
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,800$48,283
Mark UdallDCO$12,000$313,605
Tom UdallDNM$4,229$155,598
David VitterRLA$56,000$30,750
Mark R. WarnerDVA$4,260$17,433
Jim WebbDVA$2,000$4,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,516$87,983
Roger F. WickerRMS$95,200$16,500
Ron WydenDOR$5,250$10,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,099,581
Manufacturing$353,869
Chambers of commerce$274,854

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$3,202,626
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$398,868
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