S. 2012: North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016


Sep 9, 2015


Passed House with Changes on May 25, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate and the House, but the House made changes and sent it back to the Senate on May 25, 2016.


Lisa Murkowski

Senior Senator from Alaska



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Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Length: 792 pages


37% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


This week, the Senate began debate on the first major energy legislation to be considered since 2007. Introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill -- S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act -- received an unlikely overwhelming bipartisan vote when it passed out of committee 18-4 in September.

In addition, it has the rare accomplishment of being supported by both Senate ...

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Sep 9, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 9, 2015
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.

Apr 20, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

May 25, 2016
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Senate Approves House Changes

Signed by the President

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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