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house Bill H.R. 2883

Should Regulations Involving Energy Infrastructure Projects That Cross International Borders be Reformed?

Argument in favor

This bill would simplify the process for building oil and natural gas pipelines and electrical transmission facilities that cross international borders, boosting the U.S. energy industry, creating jobs, and delivering cheaper energy to consumers.

bobo541's Opinion
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07/19/2017
Get rid of the harmful regulations that hurt American business and focus on American sector growth!
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DrRichSwier's Opinion
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07/19/2017
America is poised to become the largest exporter of oil and natural gas. It's most appropriate to allow our natural resources to be shared with our neighbors.
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Chrissboom's Opinion
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07/17/2017
More pipelines and less regulations = lower costs and more energy independence. Vote yes!
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Argument opposed

By making it easier to building oil and natural gas pipelines and electrical transmission facilities that cross international borders this bill would deepen the role of fossil fuels in the economy and risk environmental damage.

Cindy's Opinion
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07/19/2017
So more opportunities to screw the earth and make the rich richer... No thanks!! Work on alternative energy sources and get us off fossil fuels.
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Betsy's Opinion
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07/17/2017
I oppose this bill. Expansion of fossil fuels is the wrong direction. The US should be investing in clean energy research, development and expansion (including job creation in the US for clean energy) to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
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Patrick.Healy's Opinion
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07/19/2017
I don't understand why we should be investing millions, potentially billions into a bunch of energy projects that will be obsolete in less than 20 years due to our progression towards renewable energy sources especially when these projects most likely won't benefit or be profitable in any short term sense because of this progression to renewable energy sources.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed July 19th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 254 Yea / 175 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    IntroducedJune 12th, 2017

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Bill Activity

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    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
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    Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
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    Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 12 .
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 31 - 20.
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    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 115-225, Part I.
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    Committee on Transportation discharged.
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    Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 160.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 454 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910, H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910, H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2883.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 1.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 2.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gene Green (TX) amendment No. 3.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2883.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    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.
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    Mr. O'Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran 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 a requirement that all iron and steel products used in construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the border-crossing facility be produced in the United States.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 232 (Roll no. 397).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 175 (Roll no. 398).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed July 19th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 254 Yea / 175 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    IntroducedJune 12th, 2017

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    Get rid of the harmful regulations that hurt American business and focus on American sector growth!
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    So more opportunities to screw the earth and make the rich richer... No thanks!! Work on alternative energy sources and get us off fossil fuels.
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    I oppose this bill. Expansion of fossil fuels is the wrong direction. The US should be investing in clean energy research, development and expansion (including job creation in the US for clean energy) to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
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    I don't understand why we should be investing millions, potentially billions into a bunch of energy projects that will be obsolete in less than 20 years due to our progression towards renewable energy sources especially when these projects most likely won't benefit or be profitable in any short term sense because of this progression to renewable energy sources.
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    One more chance for rich folks, corporations to pollute and deny the facts. Shame on America and Mr #45. Shame on us for allowing this behavior. Ridiculous.
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    This administration is totally in bed with oil and gas industry. They are setting up an unhealthy environment for all power to be in hands of Russian and other oil oligarchs. There must be watchdogs. There must be checks and balances. Do not allow this administration to roll over citizens so that international oil companies and oligarchs can line their pockets with gold.
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    America is poised to become the largest exporter of oil and natural gas. It's most appropriate to allow our natural resources to be shared with our neighbors.
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    Fossil fuel should be eliminated, not subsidized further.
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    My reading of this is it is another example of derailing environmental protections already in place
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    Some of you "YES" voters don't get it that this is to ship oil and natural gas OUT OF THIS COUNTRY,, to Mexico and Canada. If you think this will make us more "energy independent" and "lower costs", you've been drinking the trump coolaid. Republican from Oklahoma brought this forward. NOT in the public interest. BTW, trump administration is making it easier for natural gas suppliers to ship our gas overseas. NOT helping the so called "energy independence" either! And now Saudi Arabia owns the largest refinery in the US in Houston. trump is giving everything away to the country whose 19 citizens took down our towers.
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    Fossil fuels are of the past. We need clean energy. Get out of the '50's.
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    This is another Republicans' try to put money in the pocket of the rich instead of taking care of business.
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    This will only deepen our reliance on fossil fuels. Why stay dependent when we have other safer, more environmentally sound, fiscally beneficial ways to create energy? It's time to think about the future, not remain in the past.
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    We should be spending our time, energy and money on renewable energy projects. This would create many jobs and lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. Look to the future and not the past.
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    Yes, deregulate and simplify
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    First, this bill is sponsored by a republican. Therefore, in my opinion it is not good for the American people, nor for any common, non-wealthy citizen. Second, the part of the bill authorizing the government to acquire land either through purchase or eminent domain is concerning to say the least. Does the government plan to take more land from Native American tribes, again? When is enough, enough?
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    Exploiting obsolete energy sources? Why bother?
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    They said the same thing about the horse when they invented the car. Its time to stop selling buggy whips and move into the new reality. Not to mention that the horses pooped all over the streets, were incredibly slow and sometimes dangerous, so no one really missed them in the end. The people who scooped horse poop from the streets and the veterinarians almost went out of business (I am one), but lots of new jobs were created (including this now ending oil lovefest). Your big money Oil Karma has run out so live with it.
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    Sorry, this is another push for dirty energy when we need to be concentrating on clean solar and wind energy. Communities shouldn't need to be concerned that they will suffer from fracking, coal.
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    This is a bill that benefits oil industry states to make higher profits while damaging the environment, sending domestic oil out of our country and ultimately raising the price of gas and oil for Americans. An end run to get XL pipeline built through Nebraska. Please vote no. Protest middle class Americans pocketbooks and our fragile environment. Thank you.
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