HCR 57

84(R) - 2015
House International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
House International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Business, Industry, & Commerce
Energy & Environment
Federal Government
Federal Power
Natural Resources

Companion Bill

SCR 13

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Rafael Anchia


Roberto Alonzo
Carol Alvarado
Charles Anderson
Rodney Anderson
Trent Ashby
Jimmie Don Aycock
Cecil Bell Jr.
Cesar Blanco
Dwayne Bohac
Greg Bonnen
Cindy Burkett
DeWayne Burns
Dustin Burrows
Angie Chen Button
Terry Canales
Giovanni Capriglione
Travis Clardy
Nicole Collier
Byron Cook
Tom Craddick
Tony Dale
Sarah Davis
Gary Elkins
Wayne Faircloth
Pat Fallon
Marsha Farney
Allen Fletcher
Dan Flynn
James Frank
Rick Galindo
Helen Giddings
Craig Goldman
Larry Gonzales
Mary Gonzalez
Bobby Guerra
Ryan Guillen
Patricia Harless
Ana Hernandez
Dan Huberty
Bryan Hughes
Jason Isaac
Celia Israel
Eric Johnson
Kyle Kacal
James Keffer
Mark Keough
Ken King
Phil King
Susan King
Tracy King
Linda Koop
Matt Krause
John Kuempel
Brooks Landgraf
Lyle Larson
Jodie Laubenberg
Jeff Leach
Oscar Longoria
J.M. Lozano
Eddie Lucio III
Armando Martinez
Will Metcalf
Morgan Meyer
Doug Miller
Rick Miller
Joe Moody
Geanie Morrison
Sergio Munoz Jr.
Jim Murphy
Andrew Murr
John Otto
Chris Paddie
Tan Parker
Matt Schaefer
Mike Schofield
Matt Shaheen
Kenneth Sheets
J.D. Sheffield
Ron Simmons
David Simpson
Wayne Smith
Stuart Spitzer
Drew Springer
Phil Stephenson
Jonathan Stickland
Chris Turner
Scott Turner
Gary VanDeaver
Jason Villalba
Armando Walle
James White
Molly White
Paul Workman
Gene Wu
Bill Zedler
John Zerwas

Bill Caption

Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports.

Fiscal Notes

There is no fiscal note at this time.

Bill Analysis

HCR 57 is a resolution which urges the United States congress to end current ban on crude oil exports. This ban was originally instituted in 1975 in response to the then-recent energy crisis. HCR 57 puts forth a number of reasons for why the ban should be lifted. These include noting the importance of the oil industry to the Texas economy, the outdated nature of the ban, geopolitical and national security benefits, and economic gains both in terms of both revenue and jobs.

Additionally, copies of this resolution would be sent to the President of the United States, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and all members of the Texas delegation to Congress.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Lifting the current ban on crude oil exports would indeed be a welcome change of United States policy; the reasons listed in the resolution being valid. More specifically, we support HCR 57 because of it would be an outstanding boon to free markets as the United States is the only major industrial state with such a ban in place. Allowing U.S. crude on the market would bring global crude oil prices significantly closer to the market rate.

Lifting the ban would also be a step in the right direction for property rights and would likely produce a number of secondary economic gains such as increased employment. This is particularly pertinent for Texas given the importance of the oil industry to this state.