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H.R.3301: North American Energy Infrastructure Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Fred Upton, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 20 (8 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action June 26, 2014
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Bill Summary

North American Energy Infrastructure Act - (Sec. 3) Prohibits any person from constructing, connecting, operating, or maintaining a cross-border segment of an oil or natural gas pipeline or electric transmission facility at the national boundary of the United States for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity to or from Canada or Mexico without obtaining a certificate of crossing under this Act.

Requires the Secretary of State, with respect to oil pipelines, or the Secretary of Energy (DOE), with respect to electric transmission facilities, to issue a certificate of crossing for the cross-border segment within 120 days after final action is taken under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), unless it is not in U.S. public interest.

Directs DOE, as a condition of issuing a certificate, to require that the cross-border segment be constructed, connected, operated, or maintained consistent with the policies and standards of: (1) the Elec...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 26, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 442.
June 25, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
June 24, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 24, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 173 (Roll no. 354).

June 24, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 227 (Roll no. 353). (consideration: CR H5687)

June 24, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5687)
June 24, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a new section titled Protecting the Great Lakes and Our Nation's Drinking Water Supply.
June 24, 2014 Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H5686-5687; text: CR H5686)
June 24, 2014 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of measure as reported in House: CR H5672)
June 24, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5686)
June 24, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3301.
June 24, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
June 24, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 24, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5683-5688)
June 24, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3301 as unfinished business.
June 24, 2014 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 24, 2014 Mr. Whitfield moved that the Committee rise.
June 24, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Welch part B amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Welch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 24, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 636, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch (VT) part B amendment No. 3.
June 24, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman part B amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 24, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 636, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman (CA) part B amendment No. 2.
June 24, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone part B amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 24, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 636, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone (NJ) part B amendment No. 1.
June 24, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3301.
June 24, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Diane Black to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
June 24, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 636 and Rule XVIII.
June 24, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 6 and H.R. 3301. For H.R. 6, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part A of the report accompanying the resolution. For H.R. 3301, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part B of the report accompanying the resolution.
June 24, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 636. (consideration: CR H5665-5676)
June 24, 2014 Rule H. Res. 636 passed House.
June 23, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 636 Reported to House. For H.R. 6, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part A of the report accompanying this resolution. For H.R. 3301, one hour of general debate and amendments are confined to those printed in part B of the report accompanying this resolution.
June 19, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 358.
June 19, 2014 Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
June 19, 2014 Committee on Transportation discharged.
June 19, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-482, Part I.
May 8, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 31 - 19.
May 8, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 7, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 20, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 10 .
Nov. 20, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 19, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Oct. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Oct. 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Oct. 22, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Oct. 22, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Oct. 22, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce