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H.R. 684: Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act

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This has been an XL-sized political issue from the beginning, and it’s not changing now.

Context

At a proposed length of 1,210 miles, the Keystone XL pipeline is a project planned by the company TC Energy to transport oil from Canada to the U.S. (The company was called TransCanada until 2019.) The pipeline would run through three states: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

The project has raised the ire of many environmentalists. It’s also opposed by many Native Americans, since it would run across a lot of reservation land and some sacred sites. In November 2015, President Barack Obama officially rejected the project, after his State Department’s review concluded it would be environmentally damaging while only creating 35 jobs.

In January 2017, on his ...

Sponsor and status

Kelly Armstrong

Sponsor. Representative for North Dakota At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Feb 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 2, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 2, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 2, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 684 is 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. 684. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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