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Pipeline Safety Act Reauthorization
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Announced Bipartisan Agreement for H.R. 2845 (December 8, 2011)
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Unanimous Voice Vote Report Out (September 8, 2011)
Overview of the Pipeline Safety Bills Currently Developed (July 27, 2011)
House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing “The American Energy Initiative" (July 15, 2011)
Senate introduced American Infrastructure Investment Fund Act of 2011 (May 12, 2011)
House introduced draft Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act (May 12, 2011)
May 20, 2010 PIPES Reauthorization Hearing
Pipeline Safety Improvement Act Passed with 3 Amendments (May 5, 2011)
Pipeline safety bill introduced by Senators Lautenberg and Rockefeller (Feb. 3, 2011)
Pipeline safety bill introduced by Senators Feinstein and Boxer (Jan. 31, 2011)
S.275 - Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
AGA/PHMSA Pipeline Safety Act Timeline (May 2013 Update)
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 Overview of the Pipeline Safety Bills Currently Developed (July 27, 2011) 

Three Congressional committees have jurisdiction over pipeline safety laws; the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation, the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) and the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) committees. The Senate committee approved a pipeline safety bill and AGA and other trade associations wrote a letter to the Senate requesting that the bill be immediately brought before the full Senate for passage. On July 27 the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House E&C committee marked up a bill that is very similar to the Senate pipeline bill. The full E&C committee is expected to shortly have a markup hearing of this bill. The House T&I committee has not yet developed a draft bill, but expects to work on pipeline safety in August because Congress is expected to have few days in session in September. The bills have been separately developed, each will have to receive a floor vote and then the House and Senate versions will be reconciled in conference.  The bills developed by the Senate and the House E&C Committee are included below.  In addition, AGA has developed a chart that compares how key pipeline issues are addressed in the Senate bill, the House E&C bill and the DOT bill: 

 
 

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