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H.R.1900: Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Mike Pompeo, R-Kan.
Total Cosponsors 22 (1 Democrat, 21 Republicans)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on November 18, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act - Amends the Natural Gas Act to direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve or deny a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a prefiled project within 12 months after receiving a complete application that is ready to be processed.

Defines "prefiled project" as a project for the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of a natural gas pipeline with respect to which a prefiling docket number has been assigned by FERC pursuant to a prefiling process established by FERC for the purpose of facilitating the formal application process for obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

Requires the agency responsible for issuing any federal license, permit, or approval regarding the siting, construction, expansion, or operatio...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Nov. 21, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 21, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 252 - 165 (Roll no. 611). (text: CR H7322)

Nov. 21, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 233 (Roll no. 610). (consideration: CR H7333-7334)

Nov. 21, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H7332)
Nov. 21, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith, with an amendment to prevent any provisions of the underlying bill from taking effect unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in consultation with appropriate regulatory agencies, determines that the implementation of the bill will not: adversely impact natural gas pipeline safety; or inhibit the ability of communities to meaningfully engage in the siting of natural gas pipelines that affect them.
Nov. 21, 2013 Mr. Tierney moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H7332; text: CR H7332)
Nov. 21, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H7332)
Nov. 21, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1900.
Nov. 21, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Nov. 21, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Dingell demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Nov. 21, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 5.
Nov. 21, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Nov. 21, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 4.
Nov. 21, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Speier amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Speier demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Nov. 21, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 3.
Nov. 21, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Nov. 21, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 2.
Nov. 21, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Nov. 21, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 1.
Nov. 21, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1900.
Nov. 21, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Nov. 21, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 420 and Rule XVIII.
Nov. 21, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1900 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
Nov. 21, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 420. (consideration: CR H7315-7332, H7334-7335)
Nov. 20, 2013 Rule H. Res. 420 passed House.
Nov. 19, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 420 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1900 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
Nov. 18, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 192.
Nov. 18, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-269.
July 17, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 14.
July 17, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 16, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 11, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee .
July 11, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 10, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 8, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
May 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.