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. 
Senate Vote: On the Motion to Proceed S. 953

DID NOT PASS on May 18, 2011.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 42 voted NO: 57
1 voted present/not voting

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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
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Major Actions
Introduced5/11/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateOn 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.
currently selectedVote5/18/2011On the Motion to Proceed S. 953
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this motion

4.3 times as much
$37,865
$6,876
$4,304
YES$49,046
$8,548
$1,142
$1,606
NO$11,296

opposed this motion

$4,652
$3,583
YES$8,235
6.9 times as much
$52,439
$4,340
NO$56,779
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 motion

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 motion

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 on day of vote, 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
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0No
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,850$7,500Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$48,250$2,750Yes
John BarrassoRWY$96,400$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$24,500$19,200Not Voting
Mark BegichDAK$19,500$91,699No
Michael F. BennetDCO$5,150$171,661No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$250No
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$55,856No
Roy BluntRMO$139,550$1,700Yes
John BoozmanRAR$13,550$9,000Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$22,150$263,002No
Scott P. BrownRMA$105,250$19,000Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,250$133,421No
Richard BurrRNC$33,945$15,550Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$5,566$109,813No
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$11,025No
Tom CarperDDE$11,500$10,600No
Bob CaseyDPA$31,300$35,004No
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$48,700$8,500Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$38,900$2,900Yes
Tom CoburnROK$26,300$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$12,553$2,300Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$33,049$22,850Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,500$0No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$10,600$21,777No
Bob CorkerRTN$47,011$11,100Yes
John CornynRTX$89,450$9,875Yes
Mike CrapoRID$18,500$2,300Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$39,650$9,200No
Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$38,710No
Mike EnziRWY$16,300$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$16,350No
Al FrankenDMN$5,960$169,186No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$16,926$132,134No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$4,300Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,400$250Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,000$67,664No
Tom HarkinDIA$4,000$12,065No
Orrin G. HatchRUT$95,250$3,000Yes
Dean HellerRNV$51,750$18,700Yes
John HoevenRND$49,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$22,400$4,600Yes
Jim InhofeROK$80,300$2,000Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$9,150$4,300No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$12,700$8,150Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$25,550$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$40,250$900Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$10,500$11,800No
John F. KerryDMA$250$9,820No
Mark KirkRIL$90,450$21,160Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,316$15,300No
Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
Jon KylRAZ$3,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$69,500$6,666No
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,850$22,403No
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$24,250No
Mike LeeRUT$6,000$2,400No
Carl LevinDMI$7,000$23,945No
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
Dick LugarRIN$16,475$18,224Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$34,400$42,300No
John McCainRAZ$21,550$3,500Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$26,450No
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$115,450$7,050Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$4,500$16,500No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$111,757No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,500$11,200No
Jerry MoranRKS$38,300$4,350Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$42,350$15,850Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$8,750$101,457No
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,000$0No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,567$77,432No
Rand PaulRKY$34,500$3,900Yes
Rob PortmanROH$98,150$15,150Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$56,700$3,750No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,500$7,960No
Harry ReidDNV$23,300$153,039No
Jim RischRID$12,750$5,600Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,900$750Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$5,500$36,000No
Marco RubioRFL$58,605$16,330Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$49,890No
Chuck SchumerDNY$16,360$51,250No
Jeff SessionsRAL$17,900$3,600Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$97,857No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$13,000$9,500No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$11,000$30,750No
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,466$41,425No
Jon TesterDMT$5,416$277,835No
John ThuneRSD$44,100$7,900Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,800$48,283Yes
Mark UdallDCO$12,000$313,605No
Tom UdallDNM$4,229$155,598No
David VitterRLA$56,000$30,750No
Mark R. WarnerDVA$4,260$17,433No
Jim WebbDVA$2,000$4,400No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,516$87,983No
Roger F. WickerRMS$95,200$16,500Yes
Ron WydenDOR$5,250$10,000No

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0No
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,850$7,500Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$48,250$2,750Yes
John BarrassoRWY$96,400$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$24,500$19,200Not Voting
Mark BegichDAK$19,500$91,699No
Michael F. BennetDCO$5,150$171,661No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$250No
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$55,856No
Roy BluntRMO$139,550$1,700Yes
John BoozmanRAR$13,550$9,000Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$22,150$263,002No
Scott P. BrownRMA$105,250$19,000Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,250$133,421No
Richard BurrRNC$33,945$15,550Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$5,566$109,813No
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$11,025No
Tom CarperDDE$11,500$10,600No
Bob CaseyDPA$31,300$35,004No
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$48,700$8,500Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$38,900$2,900Yes
Tom CoburnROK$26,300$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$12,553$2,300Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$33,049$22,850Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$3,500$0No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$10,600$21,777No
Bob CorkerRTN$47,011$11,100Yes
John CornynRTX$89,450$9,875Yes
Mike CrapoRID$18,500$2,300Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$39,650$9,200No
Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$38,710No
Mike EnziRWY$16,300$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$18,500$16,350No
Al FrankenDMN$5,960$169,186No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$16,926$132,134No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$4,300Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,400$250Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,000$67,664No
Tom HarkinDIA$4,000$12,065No
Orrin G. HatchRUT$95,250$3,000Yes
Dean HellerRNV$51,750$18,700Yes
John HoevenRND$49,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$22,400$4,600Yes
Jim InhofeROK$80,300$2,000Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$9,150$4,300No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$12,700$8,150Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$25,550$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$40,250$900Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$10,500$11,800No
John F. KerryDMA$250$9,820No
Mark KirkRIL$90,450$21,160Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$20,316$15,300No
Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
Jon KylRAZ$3,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$69,500$6,666No
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,850$22,403No
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$24,250No
Mike LeeRUT$6,000$2,400No
Carl LevinDMI$7,000$23,945No
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0No
Dick LugarRIN$16,475$18,224Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$34,400$42,300No
John McCainRAZ$21,550$3,500Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$26,450No
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$115,450$7,050Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$4,500$16,500No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$111,757No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,500$11,200No
Jerry MoranRKS$38,300$4,350Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$42,350$15,850Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$8,750$101,457No
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,000$0No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,567$77,432No
Rand PaulRKY$34,500$3,900Yes
Rob PortmanROH$98,150$15,150Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$56,700$3,750No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,500$7,960No
Harry ReidDNV$23,300$153,039No
Jim RischRID$12,750$5,600Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$77,900$750Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$5,500$36,000No
Marco RubioRFL$58,605$16,330Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$49,890No
Chuck SchumerDNY$16,360$51,250No
Jeff SessionsRAL$17,900$3,600Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$97,857No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$13,000$9,500No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$11,000$30,750No
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,466$41,425No
Jon TesterDMT$5,416$277,835No
John ThuneRSD$44,100$7,900Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$87,800$48,283Yes
Mark UdallDCO$12,000$313,605No
Tom UdallDNM$4,229$155,598No
David VitterRLA$56,000$30,750No
Mark R. WarnerDVA$4,260$17,433No
Jim WebbDVA$2,000$4,400No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,516$87,983No
Roger F. WickerRMS$95,200$16,500Yes
Ron WydenDOR$5,250$10,000No

Interest Groups that supported this motion

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

Interest Groups that opposed this motion

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