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S. 171 (117th): Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act

About the 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 his State Department’s review concluded it would be environmentally damaging while only creating 35 jobs.

In January 2017, on …

Sponsor and status

Steve Daines

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Montana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


17 Cosponsors (16 Republicans, 1 Democrat)



Feb 2, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 171 (117th) 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 S. 171. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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