H.R. 1938 (112th): North American-Made Energy Security Act

May 23, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Lee Terry
Representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 28, 2011
6 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 10, 2011

H.Res. 370 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jul 26, 2011


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 26, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced May 23, 2011
Referred to Committee May 23, 2011
Reported by Committee Jun 23, 2011
Passed House Jul 26, 2011
Full Title

To direct the President to expedite the consideration and approval of the construction and operation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

Jul 26, 2011 5:31 p.m.
Failed 164/260
Jul 26, 2011 5:38 p.m.
Failed 164/261
Jul 26, 2011 5:42 p.m.
Failed 163/264
Jul 26, 2011 5:46 p.m.
Failed 155/272
Jul 26, 2011 5:50 p.m.
Failed 152/275
Jul 26, 2011 5:55 p.m.
Failed 161/265
Jul 26, 2011 5:58 p.m.
Failed 168/260
Jul 26, 2011 6:04 p.m.
Failed 163/263
Jul 26, 2011 6:07 p.m.
Failed 164/261
Jul 26, 2011 6:45 p.m.
Passed 279/147

36 cosponsors (33R, 3D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

House Natural Resources

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

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7/26/2011--Passed House amended.
North American-Made Energy Security Act - Directs the President, acting through the Secretary of Energy (DOE), to coordinate with each federal agency responsible for coordinating or considering an aspect of the President's National Interest Determination and Presidential Permit decision regarding construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline (from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska, and then on to the U.S. Gulf Coast through Cushing, Oklahoma) to ensure that all necessary actions are taken on an expedited schedule.
Requires each such agency to comply with any deadline the Secretary establishes.
Directs the President, within 30 days after the final environmental impact statement, but not later than November 1, 2011, to issue a final order granting or denying the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
States that no action by the Secretary pursuant to this Act shall affect any duty or responsibility to comply with any requirement to conduct environmental review.
Declares the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States must decrease its dependence on oil from countries hostile to its interests, and (2) increased access to Canadian energy resources will create jobs in the United States.

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