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

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

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


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 …



1st Session

H. R. 684


February 2, 2021

(for himself, Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Scalise, Ms. Cheney, Mrs. Rodgers of Washington, Mr. Upton, Mr. Rosendale, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Bishop of North Carolina, Mr. Pfluger, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Keller, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Steil, Mr. Gooden of Texas, Mr. Good of Virginia, Mr. Norman, Miss González-Colón, Mr. Womack, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Moore of Utah, Mr. Babin, Mrs. Lesko, Mr. Latta, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Hagedorn, Mr. Williams of Texas, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Cawthorn, Mr. Balderson, Mr. Brady, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Tiffany, Mr. Emmer, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Baird, Mrs. Miller of West Virginia, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Banks, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Mann, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Stewart, Mrs. Hinson, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Hern, Mr. Arrington, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. Meuser, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Aderholt, Mrs. Boebert, Mr. Long, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Timmons, Mr. Bucshon, Mrs. Fischbach, Mr. Kinzinger, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Pence, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Estes, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Hill, Mr. Stauber, Mr. Hudson, Mrs. Cammack, Mr. Cline, Mr. Ferguson, and Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act.


Keystone XL authorization



TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., may construct, connect, operate, and maintain the pipeline facilities at the international border of the United States and Canada at Phillips County, Montana, for the import of oil from Canada to the United States described in the Presidential Permit of March 29, 2019 (84 Fed. Reg. 13101).


No Presidential permit required

No Presidential permit (or similar permit) under Executive Order 13867 (3 U.S.C. 301 note; relating to the issuance of permits with respect to facilities and land transportation crossings at the international boundaries of the United States), Executive Order 12038 (42 U.S.C. 7151 note; relating to the transfer of certain functions to the Secretary of Energy), Executive Order 10485 (15 U.S.C. 717b note; relating to the performance of functions respecting electric power and natural gas facilities located on United States borders), or any other Executive order shall be required for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the pipeline facilities described in subsection (a).