H.R.8: North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015

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  • Introduced Sept. 16, 2015
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 7, 2015

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Dec. 6, 2015 9th

Bill Summary

North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 TITLE I--MODERNIZING AND PROTECTING INFRASTRUCTURE Subtitle A--Energy Delivery, Reliability, and Security (Sec. 1101) This bill amends the Natural Gas Act to revise procedures for consideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of applications for federal authorization of the exportation or importation of natural gas, including a deadline for a final decision on a...

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There are 67 statements associated with H.R.8.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 7, 2015
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Dec. 3, 2015
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 8.
Dec. 3, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 3, 2015

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 249 - 174 (Roll no. 672).

Dec. 3, 2015

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 243 (Roll no. 671).

Dec. 3, 2015
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H8986)
Dec. 3, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 stating that in response to scientific consensus, climate change is real and that United States energy policy should seek to remove market barriers that inhibit the development of renewable energy infrastructure.
Dec. 3, 2015
Mr. Cartwright moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H8986; text: CR H8986)
Dec. 3, 2015
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (consideration: CR H8985)
Dec. 3, 2015
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 8.
Dec. 3, 2015
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unvinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Dec. 3, 2015
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Dec. 3, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8983-8988)
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 7.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Veasey amendment No. 6.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Poliquin amendment No. 5.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks amendment No. 4.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 3.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment 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 the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 2.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Upton amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton amendment No. 1.
Dec. 2, 2015
The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert J. Dold to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Dec. 2, 2015
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 542 and Rule XVIII.
Dec. 2, 2015
Resolution provides for further amendment consideration of H.R. 8 and also provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1177.
Dec. 2, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 542. (consideration: CR H8875-8884,H8894-8951, H8952-8965; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H8984-8919)
Dec. 2, 2015
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 8 as unfinished business.
Dec. 2, 2015
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Dec. 2, 2015
Mr. Upton moved that the committee rise.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 38.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment, 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.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 37.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 36.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 35.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 34.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 33.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 32.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 31.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rouzer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouzer amendment No. 30.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton amendment No. 29.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 28.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 27.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cramer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Cramer amendment No. 26.
Dec. 2, 2015
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Dec. 2, 2015
On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Dec. 2, 2015
Mr. Upton moved that the Committee now rise.
Dec. 2, 2015
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Barton amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Barton amendment No. 25.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 24.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 23.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, 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 the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 22.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton amendment No. 21.
Dec. 2, 2015
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Upton asked unanimous consent to offer the amendment numbered 21, printed in House Report 114-359. Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) amendment No. 20.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Latta demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 19.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 18.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Whitfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 17.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 16.
Dec. 2, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Green, Gene amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Green, Gene amendment No. 14.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 13.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 12.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 10.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 9, as modified.
Dec. 2, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellmers (NC) amendment No. 8.
Dec. 1, 2015
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 8 as unfinished business.
Dec. 1, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 542 Reported to House. Resolution provides for further amendment consideration of H.R. 8 and also provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1177.
Dec. 1, 2015
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 8.
Dec. 1, 2015
The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Dec. 1, 2015
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 539 and Rule XVIII.
Dec. 1, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 539. (consideration: CR H8839-8846)
Nov. 30, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 539 Reported to House. Resolution provides for one hour of general debate only on H.R. 8; resolution provides for one hour of general debate on S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24 as well as one motion to commit on each joint resolution.
Nov. 19, 2015
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 265.
Nov. 19, 2015

Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.

Nov. 19, 2015

Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.

Nov. 19, 2015

Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.

Nov. 19, 2015

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology discharged.

Nov. 19, 2015
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-347, Part I.
Sept. 30, 2015
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 20.
Sept. 30, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 29, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 18, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Sept. 16, 2015
Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Sept. 16, 2015
Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Sept. 16, 2015
Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Sept. 16, 2015
Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Sept. 16, 2015
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Sept. 16, 2015

Introduced in the House by Fred Upton (R-Mich.)

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