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H.R. 2883 (115th): Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2883 replaces the Presidential Permit process, established through executive order, with a uniform and transparent process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity. Specifically, the bill authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue a certificate of crossing for border-crossing facilities consisting of oil or natural gas pipelines and the Secretary of Energy for border-crossing facilities of electric transmission facilities if it is within the public interest of the United States.

Executive permission in the form of a Presidential Permit is currently required for the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of certain facilities that cross the borders between the United States with Canada and Mexico. The Department ...

Sponsor and status

Markwayne Mullin

Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017
Length: 10 pages
Jun 12, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 19, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Energy Infrastructure Bill Sponsored by Mullin Passes House
    — Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2] (Sponsor) on Jul 19, 2017

Rep. Greens Bipartisan Cross-Border Infrastructure Legislation Passes in House of Representatives
    — Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 19, 2017

Rep. Watson Coleman to NJ Enviro Leaders: House Republicans Damaging Legislation is Hidden in Plain Sight
    — Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12] on Jul 18, 2017

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Jun 12, 2017

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Jun 22, 2017
Considered by Energy

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Jun 28, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jul 17, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Jul 19, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2883 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2883. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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