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H.R. 4139 (113th): American Job Creation and Strategic Alliances LNG Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 4, 2014 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 4139


March 4, 2014

(for himself, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Olson, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Womack, Mr. Westmoreland, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Dent, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Marino, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Broun of Georgia, and Mr. Reichert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


To promote United States economic growth and job creation and strengthen strategic partnerships with United States allies, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Job Creation and Strategic Alliances LNG Act .


Expedited approval of exportation of natural gas to World Trade Organization countries

Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act ( 15 U.S.C. 717b(c) ) is amended—


by inserting (1) before For purposes;


by inserting or to a World Trade Organization country after trade in natural gas; and


by adding at the end the following:


For purposes of this subsection, the term World Trade Organization country means a country described in section 2(10) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3501(10)).



Effective date

The amendments made by section 2 shall apply with respect to applications for the authorization to export natural gas under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act ( 15 U.S.C. 717b ) that are pending on, or filed on or after, the date of enactment of this Act.