WWW.DISSERTATION.XLIBX.INFO
FREE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY - Dissertations, online materials
 
<< HOME
CONTACTS



Pages:     | 1 |   ...   | 19 | 20 || 22 | 23 |   ...   | 56 |

«Will Hurd (TX-23) Research Report The following report contains research on Will Hurd, a Republican member of Congress in Texas’ 23rd district. ...»

-- [ Page 21 ] --

[HR 1937, Vote #562, 10/22/15; CQ, 10/22/15] Voted Against An Amendment To Require Proposed Mining Operations Demonstrate Insufficient Supply Of The Mineral To Be Mined Voted Against An Amendment To Require Proposed Mining Operations Demonstrate Insufficient Supply Of The Mineral To Be Mined. In October 2015, Hurd voted againstan “amendment that would require proposed mining operations, in order to be covered under the bill, to demonstrate that the combined capacity of existing domestic mining operations that produce the same mineral is less than 80 percent of the domestic demand for the mineral.” The amendment failed 183-246. [HR 1937, Vote #563, 10/22/15; CQ, 10/22/15] Voted For A Bill To Expedite The Mining Permitting Process, And Restrict Civil Suits Over Mining Permits Voted For A Bill To Expedite The Mining Permitting Process, And Restrict Civil Suits Over Mining Permits. In October 2015, Hurd voted for a bill to “streamline the permitting process for new mining on federal lands. … H.R. 1937 — the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 — which shortens the time for the federal permit process, limits lawsuits against mining permits and gives states more power in the process.” The bill passed 254-177. [HR 1937, Vote #565, 10/22/15; Duluth News Tribune, 10/23/15] The Bill Would Have Designated Mines Of “Strategic And Critical Minerals” As “Infrastructure Projects.” Passage of the bill that would deem mining operations of ‘strategic and critical minerals’ as ‘infrastructure projects’ as described in a 2012 presidential order regarding permitting of infrastructure projects. The bill would define "strategic and critical minerals" as those that are essential for national defense, energy infrastructure, domestic manufacturing, and for the nation's economic security. [CQ, 10/22/15] The Bill Would Have Required “The Lead Agency Responsible For Issuing Mining Permits To Appoint A Project Lead.” “The bill would require the lead agency responsible for issuing mining permits to appoint a project lead to coordinate interagency permitting to minimize delays and set timelines.” [CQ, 10/22/15] The Bill Would Have “Deem[ed] Requirements Under The National Environmental Policy Act” Fulfilled If The Lead Agency Determines “Certain Factors Specified In The Bill” Will Be Addressed By The State Or A Federal Agency. “The bill also would deem requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act to have been met if the lead agency determines that any state or federal agency has or will address certain factors specified in the bill, including the environmental impact and public participation.” [CQ, 10/22/15] The Bill Would Have “Limit[ed] To 60 Days The Period In Which Civil Action Could Be Taken” And “Prevent[ed] The Awarding Of Attorney’s Fees.” “The bill also would limit to 60 days the period in which civil action could be taken against the federal government regarding a mining permit and prevent the awarding of attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act.” [CQ, 10/22/15] Voted For Amendment Requiring The EPA To Ensure Natural Gas Vehicles Would Receive Same Incentives As Electric Vehicles Voted For Amendment Requiring The EPA To Ensure Natural Gas Vehicles Would Receive Same Incentives As Electric Vehicles. In November 2015, Hurd voted for an amendment to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which would “require the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator to ensure that preference or incentives provided to electric vehicles would also be provided to natural gas vehicles, and to revise regulations as necessary to do so.” The amendment passed 246 to 178. [HR 22, Vote #620, 11/05/15; CQ, 11/05/15] Voted For Amendment Exempting Low-Volume Manufacturers Of Replica Cars From Safety And Emissions Standards Voted For Amendment Exempting Low-Volume Manufacturers Of Replica Cars From Safety And Emissions Standards. In November 2015, Hurd voted for an amendment to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which would “exempt low-volume vehicle manufacturers of replica cars from safety and emissions standards. It also would include other provisions related to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” The amendment passed 235 to 192. [HR 22, Vote #621, 11/05/15; CQ, 11/05/15] Voted For Striking Incentives For Hydropower Operators To Make Energy Efficiency Improvements Voted For Striking Incentives For Hydropower Operators To Make Energy Efficiency Improvements. In December 2015, Hurd voted for an amendment that “would strike incentives to hydropower operators to make energy efficient improvements and would end the requirement that the Energy Department report on energy savings performance contracts that a federal agency has with electrical utilities. The bill would create an Energy Security and Infrastructure Modernization Fund paid for with sales of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as well as a program to improve education and training for energy and manufacturing-related jobs. The amendment would also make a number of technical corrections.” The amendment passed, 246-177. [CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15; HR 8, Vote #656, 12/02/15]

Voted Against Keeping Permitting Process Of Pipelines In Place

Voted Against Keeping Permitting Process Of Pipelines In Place. In December 2015, Hurd voted againstan amendment that “would remove the bill's changes to the permitting process of pipelines.” The amendment failed, 179-244. [CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15; HR 8, Vote #657, 12/02/15] Voted For Creating a Permitting Process For Cross-Border Infrastructure Permitting Voted For Creating a Permitting Process For Cross-Border Infrastructure Permitting. In December 2015, Hurd voted for an amendment that would “create a permitting process including the Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Department of State for cross-border infrastructure projects, including the import and export of water, petroleum, natural gas, and the transmission of electricity.” The amendment passed, 263-158. [HR 8, Vote #658, 12/02/15]





Voted Against Continuing Reducing Energy From Fossil Fuels In Federal Buildings

Voted Against Continuing Reducing Energy From Fossil Fuels In Federal Buildings. In December 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment “that would continue currently enacted targets for reducing energy from fossil fuels in federal buildings.” The amendment failed, 172-246. [CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15; HR 8, Vote #659, 12/02/15] Voted Against Keeping Consumer Protection In Place When Purchasing Energy Star Products Not Delivering Associated Energy Savings Voted Against Keeping Consumer Protection In Place When Purchasing Energy Star Products Not Delivering Associated Energy Savings. In December 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment “that would remove the bill's provisions that would prohibit lawsuits when consumers purchase Energy Star products that do not deliver the associated energy savings.” The amendment was rejected, 183-239. [CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15; HR 8, Vote #660, 12/02/15]

Voted Against Providing Energy Efficiency Grants To Low Income Families

Voted Against Providing Energy Efficiency Grants To Low Income Families. In December 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment that would “reauthorize the Weatherization Assistance Program, under the Energy Conservation and Production Act, and the State Energy Program, under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, through FY 2020.” The program provides grants to improve energy efficiency grants in the homes of low-income families. The amendment failed, 198-224. [CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15; HR 8, Vote #661, 12/02/15] Voted Against An Amendment To Incentivize Use Of Local Renewable Thermal Energy And Waste Heat Voted Against An Amendment To Incentivize Use Of Local Renewable Thermal Energy And Waste Heat. In December 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment to the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act that would “would incentivize local renewable thermal energy and waste heat such as combined heat and power, and would provide technical assistance to eligible entities to establish distributed energy systems.” The amendment was rejected 175-247. [HR 8, Vote #662, 12/02/15; CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15] Voted Against An Amendment To Require Notification To Land Owners When Federally Owned Minerals Have Been Leased For Oil And Gas Development Voted Against An Amendment To Require Notification To Land Owners When Federally Owned Minerals Have Been Leased For Oil And Gas Development. In December 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment to the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act that would “would require the Department of the Interior to notify land owners when federally owned minerals beneath their land have been leased for oil and gas development.” The amendment was rejected 206-216. [HR 8, Vote #663, 12/02/15; CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15]

Voted For An Amendment To Lift Ban On Exporting Oil

Voted For An Amendment To Lift Ban On Exporting Oil. In December 2015, Hurd voted for an amendment to the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act that would “allow the export of crude oil produced in the United States by removing the export ban imposed by the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The amendment would prohibit U.S. officials from imposing or enforcing restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports, and would require separate reports on how lifting the ban will affect greenhouse gas emissions, national security, and jobs for veterans and women.” The amendment was adopted 255-168. [HR 8, Vote #664, 12/02/15; CQ Floor Votes, 12/02/15] Voted For An Amendment To Repeal An EPA Rule Establishing Efficiency Standards For Residential Wood Heaters Voted For An Amendment To Repeal An EPA Rule Establishing Efficiency Standards For Residential Wood Heaters. In December 2015, Hurd voted for an amendment to the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act that would “repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's March 2015 rule titled, ‘Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces,’ which establishes energy efficiency standards for residential wood heaters.” The amendment was adopted 247-177. [HR 8, Vote #669, 12/03/15; CQ Floor Votes, 12/03/15]

Voted Against Clean Energy Development

Voted Against Clean Energy Development. In December 2015, Hurd voted against a motion to “recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report back to the House with an amendment that would remove market barriers that inhibit the development of renewable energy infrastructure in response to the scientific consensus on climate change.” The motion to recommit failed 243-180. [HR 8, Vote #671, 12/3/15; CQ Floor Votes, 12/3/15]

Voted For Comprehensive Energy Bill Which Authorized Crude Oil Exports

Voted For Comprehensive Energy Bill Which Authorized Crude Oil Exports. In December 2015, Hurd voted for a bill that “that would revise national energy efficiency standards, require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to designate at least 10 corridors across federal lands in the Eastern U.S.

where pipelines could be built, and require the Department of Energy to expedite decisions on applications to export liquefied natural gas. As amended, the bill would create a permitting process for cross-border infrastructure projects, allow U.S. export of crude oil, prohibit U.S. officials from imposing or enforcing restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports, require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to satisfy regulatory planning and review requirements, place a filing deadline on judicial cases involving energy projects on federal lands, require studies on barriers to the export of natural energy resources and on the shipment of crude oil, and incentivize community solar projects.” The bill passed 249-174. [HR 8, Vote #672, 12/3/15; CQ Floor Votes, 12/3/15] The North American Energy Security And Infrastructure Act Intended To Bolster The Strategic Petroleum Reserve. “The bill is a large energy package that supporters say reinvests in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, modernizes energy infrastructure against cyber attacks, severe weather and electro-magnetic pulse, and streamlines the approval process for liquefied natural gas export projects.” [Washington Examiner, 11/27/15]

Voted For Lifting The 40-Year Ban On Crude Oil Exports

Voted For Blocking A Motion To Halt Lifting The 40-Year Ban On Crude Oil Exports. In December 2015, Hurd voted for blocking a motion to halt lifting a crude oil export ban. According to the Democratic Leader, “The Democratic Previous Question would stop Republicans from lifting the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, protecting vital American refinery jobs and low gas prices from Republicans’ spectacular special-interest giveaway.” The previous question carried, 244-177. A vote against the previous question was to prevent lifting the crude oil export ban. [H Res 566, Vote #701, 12/17/15;

Democratic Leader – Previous Questions, 12/17/15] Crime and Law Enforcement Issues

–  –  –

 Voted against a motion to provide additional funding for programs addressing sexual assault, violence against women, and exploited children  Voted against an amendment to ban federal money from going to discriminatory profiling by law enforcement Hurd voted against a motion to provide millions in additional funding to programs assisting sexual assault victims and exploited children. Additionally, Hurd voted against an amendment to ban federal money from going to law enforcement agencies that engage in discriminatory profiling based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.



Pages:     | 1 |   ...   | 19 | 20 || 22 | 23 |   ...   | 56 |


Similar works:

«2016 A series of short, circular walks around Cotswold villages – ending at pubs! Covering Bisley, Eastcombe, Bussage, Oakridge Lynch & Frampton Mansell Why not try the Oakridge Lynch walk first – a lovely walk around an idyllic valley with a great pub at the end! You can also download this book from www.rrgordon.com in a number of formats including pdf and kindle – and the e-book version also contains photos Little Cotswolds Walks Book 3. Toadsmoor Valley 2016 Edition Copyright © 2016...»

«Practitioner Guide to Literature Review: Permanence and Stability for Children in Care BY Lisa Moran, Caroline McGregor & Carmel Devaney UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Institute for Lifecourse and Society National University of Ireland, Galway www.childandfamilyresearch.ie JUNE 2016 The authors of this report are: Dr Lisa Moran, Prof Caroline McGregor and Dr Carmel Devaney UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway How to cite this report Any...»

«September 2016 First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) Valuation Up in the Clouds, but No Silver Lining First Majestic Silver Corp. is, in the words of its founder and CEO, “the purest silver company in the world,” with six operating mines and a handful of development projects, all located in Mexico. Like any miner, First Majestic has seen its market value fluctuate in sympathy with the price of its key commodity; from the peak of the silver market in 2011 to its recent low point, for instance,...»

«Sex Games by Melissa Harding Contents Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 About the author Chapter 1 The glare of the neon light strip above her head only served to amplify her already splitting headache. She raised a limp hand to shield her eyes but neither her faint movement nor the flimsy nightie that she appeared to be wearing seemed to be of much use in protecting her from the beam’s intensity. Don’t worry, everything’s going to be alright, came a reassuring...»

«This edition of Sudan Studies was originally distributed in hard copy to members of the Sudan Studies Society of the United Kingdom. SSSUK now makes it freely available subject to licence and cordially invites readers to join the Society (see www.sssuk.org). SUDAN STUDIES: Number 27 (June 2001) Sudan Studies content by Sudan Studies editors and writers is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported Licence. SUDAN STUDIES Number 27 June 2001 ISSN –...»

«Lansdowne Borough News Spring 2016 _ Save the Date! Come Join us on April 16, 2016 as Lansdowne Welcomes “Inside Out” Lansdowne Borough Council is proud to announce that Lansdowne has been selected as a 2016 participant in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out program. What is Inside Out? The Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud participant in this national arts program. Simply stated, the mission is to turn suburban towns into temporary outside exhibit spaces for very high quality...»

«CONTENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR BACKGROUND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOKLET? Who is it for? How can it be used? WHAT DO ALL THESE WORDS MEAN? The Conditions What is a Life-limiting Condition? What are some examples of Life-limiting Conditions? WHAT DOES 'LOSS AND GRIEF' ACTUALLY MEAN? What are some of the definitions for loss and grief? Doesn’t someone have to die in order for us to experience loss and grief? When can we experience loss and grief? What are some of...»

«PUBLIC VERSION Before the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Department of Justice Antitrust Division Washington, D.C. ) In the Matter of ) ) Antitrust Consent Decree Review ) Consent Decrees 2015 for American Society of Composers ) PRO Licensing of Authors and Publisher/Broadcast Music, Inc. ) Jointly Owned Works ) Emailed to ASCAP-BMI-decreereview@usdoj.gov Attn: Chief, Litigation III Section Mr. David C. Kully Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice 450 5th Street NW, Suite 4000 Washington, DC...»

«July 2014 ES111313233229GNV III COPYRIGHT 2014 BY CH2M HILL, INC.  COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL Contents Section Page Acronyms and Abbreviations 1. Introduction 1.1 Project Overview 1.2 Scope of Work 1.3 Sources of Information 2. Project Description 2.1 Site Location 2.2 Project Components and Facilities 2.2.1 Development of Manzanillo Port 2.2.2 Terminal Layout and Facilities 2.2.3 Operations 2.2.4 Future Expansion and Associated Facilities 2.3 Project Workforce 2.4 Project Schedule and Costs 2.5...»

«FUNDING FOR HIGHWAY ASSET CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE: SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES TO THE TRADITIONAL GAS TAX Author: Matthew Volovski Purdue University mvolovsk@purdue.edu INTRODUCTION The funding needed for highway construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and operations are obtained from various highway revenue sources. At the current time and in the foreseeable future, most highway agencies face a funding gap which occurs whenever the needed funding exceeds the revenue generated. The...»

«Graham, D.N. Douglas, M.B. Butts. H. Madsen, M Lønborg (2005). Source water protection based on uncertainty of dynamic capture zones using MIKE SHE. Proc of NZHS-IAH-NZSSS Joint Conference “Where waters meet”, 28th November – 2nd December, Auckland, New Zealand. SOURCE WATER PROTECTION BASED ON UNCERTAINTY OF DYNAMIC CAPTURE ZONES USING MIKE SHE Douglas N. Graham,1,2 Michael B. Butts,1 Henrik Madsen,1 and Michael J.Lønborg1 1 DHI Water and Environment, Agern Allé 5, 2790 Hørsholm,...»

«GAME OF THRONES COMBAT: MARCH MADNESS Will Mirrer Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Pan-Essos-Westeros The Champ Championship 1. Mance Rayder 1. Mance Rayder 8. Greatjon Umber 4. Tormund Giantsbane 4. Tormund Giantsbane 4. Tormund Giantsbane 5. Ramsay Snow North 2. Qhorin Halfhand 3. Rob Stark 6. Jon Snow 6. Jon Snow 2. Qhorin Halfhand 2. Qhorin Halfhand 2. Qhorin Halfhand 7. Styr Magnar of Thenn 1. Barristan Selmy 1. Barristan Selmy 1. Barristan Selmy 8. The Blackfish 1. Barristan...»





 
<<  HOME   |    CONTACTS
2016 www.dissertation.xlibx.info - Dissertations, online materials

Materials of this site are available for review, all rights belong to their respective owners.
If you do not agree with the fact that your material is placed on this site, please, email us, we will within 1-2 business days delete him.