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S. 2299: PIPES Act of 2020

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A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to enhance the safety and reliability of pipeline transportation, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Deb Fischer

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Nebraska. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2020
Length: 76 pages
Jul 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed Senate (House next) on Aug 6, 2020

This bill passed in the Senate on August 6, 2020 and goes to the House next for consideration.

82% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Markey Secures Passage of “Leonel Rondon Pipeline Safety Act” in Senate Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Jul 31, 2019

Udall, Senators Urge Stronger Methane Limits in Senate Pipeline Legislation
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] on Dec 12, 2019

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on CIA Director Pompeo’s Selection of Gina Haspel as Deputy Director of CIA
    — Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] on Feb 2, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 2299 will add $633 million in new spending through 2024.


Jul 25, 2019

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Jul 31, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Feb 13, 2020
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Aug 6, 2020
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

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S. 2299 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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