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H.R. 1938 - North American-Made Energy Security Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 1938 PDF XML

    North American-Made Energy Security Act

  • H. Rept. 112-140 Part 1 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

 

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, July 25, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION ON H.RES. 370: 
Adopted by record vote of 246-171 on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. 

MANAGERS: Webster/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 2Christensen (VI)DemocratRevised Would include a finding stating that the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement estimates that the Keystone XL pipeline would increase carbon pollution associated with United States fuel use by up to 23,000,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Made In Order
12Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratWould strike finding 16 and replaces it with language that outlines TransCanada’s recent pipeline safety issues with the Keystone pipeline. Made In Order
2Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratWithdrawn Would ensure oil transported in the Keystone XL pipeline is used in America.Withdrawn
7Version 1Eshoo (CA)DemocratWould include a finding stating the the PHMSA Administrator testified at a Congressional hearing and stated that the PHMSA had not done a study analyzing the risks associated with transporting diluted bitumen. Would also require PHMSA to complete a review of the risks associated with transporting diluted bitumen, and whether current pipeline regulations are sufficient.Made In Order
10Version 1Garamendi (CA), Sutton (OH)DemocratWould require all materials and parts of the Keystone XL pipeline be made of materials produced and parts manufactured in the United States.Submitted
3Version 1Hanabusa (HI)DemocratWould require that a Presidential Permit approving the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline will not be issued unless the Secretary of Energy in consultation with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), certify that the applicant has calculated a worst-case oil spill scenario for the proposed pipeline; and has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary and the PHMSA that the applicant possesses the capability and technology to respond immediately and effectively to such a worst-case scenario.Made In Order
8Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWithdrawn Would hold the oil companies that are responsible for the pipeline liable for all damage resulting from any oil spilled by the pipeline.Withdrawn
6Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould add a sense of Congress that the United States must decrease its dependence on oil from countries that are hostile to the interests of the United States of America and that Canada has long been a strong trading partner and increasing access to their energy resources will create jobs in the United States. Made In Order
4Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratWould require a study on the health impacts of increased air pollution in communities surrounding the refineries that will transport diluted bitumen through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Made In Order
9Version 1Kucinich (OH)DemocratWould require an analysis of the effect of the proposed pipeline on manipulation of oil markets and increased gas prices for American consumers.Made In Order
5Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould require the Secretary of Energy to ensure that any crude oil and bitumen transported by the Keystone XL pipeline, or any refined product whose origin was the Keystone XL pipeline, is sold in the U.S. Exceptions are made when the President determines that a sale outside the U.S.: a) will not lead to an increase in imports in crude oil or refined product from countries that are hostile to the U.S. or with political or economic instability that compromise energy supply security; b) will not lead to higher costs to domestic refiners, and; c) will not lead to higher gasoline costs to consumers. Sales outside the U.S. are also permitted to comply with laws or international agreements.Submitted
13Version 1Murphy, Christopher (CT), Cohen (TN), Welch (VT)DemocratLate Would add findings language noting that construction of the pipeline would permit a new source of oil exports to China and other nations. Made In Order
14Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratLate Would extend the deadline for permit decision to 120 days after final environmental impact statement or until January 1, 2012.Made In Order
15Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratLate Would strike paragraph 15 of the findings section. Made In Order
11Version 1Welch (VT), Cohen (TN)DemocratWould add language to the findings section that states that the Keystone XL pipeline would run through the Ogallala Aquifer and explains the risk involved with this route.Made In Order