February 4, 2015
October 9, 2015
Passed in House
This bill was designed to strengthen the U.S. energy sector by removing restrictions on crude oil exports. Aiming to garner bipartisan support, it included a line in Findings related to Israel’s security: ‘For our European allies and Israel, the presence of more U.S. oil in the market will offer more secure supply options, which will strengthen United States strategic alliances and help curtail the use of energy as a political weapon.’ It also included a provision prohibiting the export of crude oil to Iran.
137 cosponsors (121R, 16D).
Last major action: 10/9/15 passed in House by yea/nay vote, 261–159.