3) A Resolution of Disapproval Regarding FCC's Regulation (H.J. Res. 37)- Prevents the federal government from regulating the Internet and broadband providers
* Passed the House by a vote of 240 to 179 on April 8, 2011
4) Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R 1230)- Helps to reduce energy prices and promote job creation by expediting offshore oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and the Virginia coast.
* Passed the House by a vote of 266-149 on May 5, 2011
5) Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229)- Promotes job creation and reduces energy prices by reinstating oil drilling permits in the Gulf Coast.
* Passed the House by a vote of 263-163 on May 11, 2011
6) Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act (H.R 1231)- Promotes lower energy costs and job creation by allowing drilling in at least 50 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf areas known to contain the most oil and gas.
* Passed the House by a vote of 243-179 on May 12, 2011
7) The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act H.R 2021)- Promotes job growth and reduces energy costs by expediting the process of obtaining an offshore drilling permit.
* Passed the House by a vote of 255-166 on June 22, 2011
8) The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R 2018) - Prevents the federal government from interfering with a state's water quality program once that state has already met existing federal standards; thereby eliminating needless red tape and tinkering by bureaucrats.
* Passed the House by a vote of 239 to 184 on July 13, 2011
9) The Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011 (H.R. 1315)- Improves consumer protection and provides greater economic stability by allowing the Financial Stability Oversight Council to vote to set aside any harmful federal regulation.
* Passed the House by a vote of 241-173 on July 21, 2011
10) The North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938)- Promotes job creation and energy security by ending the needless delay of the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
* Passed the House by a vote of 279-147 on July 26, 2011
11) The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587) - Seeks to guarantee private companies the flexibility to develop their businesses in the state that offers the best opportunities for growth, job creation and stability.
* Passed the House by a vote of 238-186 on September 15, 2011
12) The Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts (TRAIN) Act (H.R. 2401) - establishes an interagency committee to evaluate the economic impacts of EPA regulations and delay the final dates for both the maximum achievable control technology (Utility MACT) standards and the cross-state air pollution rule (CSAPR) until the full impact has been studied. Both regulations would cost consumers and businesses $184 billion from 2011-2030 and would skyrocket electrical prices.
* Passed the House by a vote of 249-169 on September 23, 2011
13) The Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2681)- provides a stay of the EPA's overly burdensome rules and allows for the implementation of effective regulation that protects communities both environmentally and economically.
* Passed the House by a vote of 262-161 on October 6, 2011
14) The EPA Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2250)- alleviates the excessive regulatory burden placed on employers by the EPA's Boiler MACT rules, potentially costing companies $14 billion and 224,000 American jobs, and replacing them with sensible, achievable rules that do not destroy jobs.
* Passed the House by a vote of 275-142 on October 13, 2011
15) The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2273)- bipartisan legislation providing consistent, safe management of coal combustion residuals in a way that protects jobs and encourages recycling and beneficial use.
* Passed the House by a vote of 276-144 on October 14, 2011
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Information courtesy of Office of Majority Whip, United States House of Representatives