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H.R. 287 (114th): American Job Creation and Strategic Alliances LNG Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 13, 2015 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 287


January 13, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Schock, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Latta, Mr. Stivers, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Lance, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Dent, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Marino, Mr. Schweikert, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Kline, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Pittenger, and Mr. Salmon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


To enhance the energy security of United States allies, and for other purposes.


Short title

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



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


by inserting (1) before For purposes;


by striking a nation with which there is in effect a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and inserting a World Trade Organization member nation; and


by adding at the end the following:


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



Pending applications

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.