S. 2041 (112th): A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight.


Jan 30, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Hoeven

Senior Senator from North Dakota



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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

1/30/2012--Introduced.Authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities for the import of crude oil and other hydrocarbons at the United States-Canada Border at Phillips County, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 30, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 31, 2012
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2041”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


45 cosponsors (43R, 2D) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2199 (Related)
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Last Action: Mar 15, 2012

H.R. 4000 (Related)
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Last Action: Feb 9, 2012

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