H.R. 3 (113th): Northern Route Approval Act


Mar 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 22, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


Lee Terry

Representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2013
Length: 12 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/22/2013--Passed House amended.Northern Route Approval Act - Section1 - Declares that a presidential permit shall not be required for the pipeline described in the application filed on May 4, 2012, ... Read more >

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Mar 15, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 17, 2013
Reported by Committee

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May 22, 2013
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


134 cosponsors (132R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 22, 2013 6:59 p.m.
Passed 241/175

Related Bills

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H.R. 2674 (Related)
Job Creation Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2013

H.Res. 228 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 22, 2013

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