H.R. 2845 - Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011

Transportation and public works. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation's energy products by pipeline, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on December 13, 2011.

Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011

H.R. 2845 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation's energy products by pipeline, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation's energy products by pipeline, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011
Sponsor
Bill Shuster
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Accidents
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Business records
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Transportation
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Emergency planning and evacuation
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Government information and archives
  • Government investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Oil and gas
  • Pipelines
  • Pollution liability
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Transportation safety and security
  • User charges and fees
  • Water quality
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced9/07/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed House12/12/2011
Passed Senate12/13/2011
Signed by President1/03/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.12/12/2011PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenateReceived in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.12/13/2011PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/07/2011
9/07/2011Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
9/07/2011Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
9/07/2011Referred to House Energy and Commerce
9/08/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
9/08/2011Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Discharged.
9/08/2011Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar9/08/2011Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
9/20/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
12/01/2011Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 112-297, Part I.
12/01/2011Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar12/01/2011Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 197.
12/12/2011Mr. Shuster moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
12/12/2011Considered under suspension of the rules.
12/12/2011DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2845.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage12/12/2011On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12/12/2011Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/13/2011Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/14/2011Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President12/23/2011Presented to President.
Signed1/03/2012Signed by President.
Enacted1/03/2012Became Public Law No: 112-90.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$1,715,751
$1,925,659
$3,641,410
$0
3 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011: Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

3 organizations supported this bill

American Gas Association
O’Shea, Jennifer & Meigs, Lydia (2011, September 8). AGA Applauds Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Bill. Retrieved September 13, 2011, from AGA.
Association of Oil Pipe Lines
Andy Black, President and CEO, Association of Oil Pipe Lines (2011, September 8). AOPL statement on House Transportation markup of H.R. 2845, pipeline safety reauthorization legislation. Retrieved December 12, 2011, from AOPL.
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
INGAA (2011, December 9). INGAA Letter. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from INGAA.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,500$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$34,083$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$113,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$72,950$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$71,900$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$35,525$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$18,800$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,000$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$77,250$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$17,272$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$4,750$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$88,650$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$49,850$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$17,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$13,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$10,000$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$33,950$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$63,300$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$46,433$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$43,900$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$22,100$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$6,750$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,250$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$6,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$66,250$0Yes
John CornynRTX$232,825$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$20,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$54,050$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,500$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$29,000$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,600$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$8,050$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$33,200$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$9,500$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$19,750$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$3,500$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$25,450$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$85,500$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$96,800$0Yes
John HoevenRND$47,850$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,000$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$154,950$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$4,000$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,000$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$25,200$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$7,250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,750$0Yes
John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$43,100$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$10,700$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$2,000$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$141,050$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$10,400$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$8,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$500$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,500$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$46,600$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$17,150$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$17,950$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$180,950$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$43,200$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$4,000$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$48,200$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$129,576$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$4,900$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$25,550$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,000$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$18,050$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$58,350$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$36,700$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$42,200$0Yes
Jim RischRID$22,050$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$47,350$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,000$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$33,783$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$21,500$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$15,500$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$6,000$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$11,900$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$11,500$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$14,550$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$21,800$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$51,700$0Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$74,000$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$39,100$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$45,163$0Yes
David VitterRLA$235,000$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$47,000$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$13,800$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,000$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$87,200$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$19,200$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,500$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$34,083$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$113,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$72,950$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$71,900$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$35,525$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$18,800$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,000$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$77,250$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$17,272$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$4,750$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$88,650$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$49,850$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$17,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$13,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$10,000$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$33,950$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$63,300$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$46,433$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$43,900$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$22,100$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$6,750$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,250$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$6,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$66,250$0Yes
John CornynRTX$232,825$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$20,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$54,050$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,500$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$29,000$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,600$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$8,050$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$33,200$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$9,500$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$19,750$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$3,500$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$25,450$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$85,500$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$96,800$0Yes
John HoevenRND$47,850$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,000$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$154,950$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$4,000$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,000$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$25,200$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$7,250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,750$0Yes
John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$43,100$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$10,700$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$2,000$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$141,050$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$10,400$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$8,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$500$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,500$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$46,600$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$17,150$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$17,950$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$180,950$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$43,200$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$4,000$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$48,200$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$129,576$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$4,900$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$25,550$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,000$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$18,050$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$58,350$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$36,700$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$42,200$0Yes
Jim RischRID$22,050$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$47,350$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,000$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$33,783$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$21,500$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$15,500$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$6,000$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$11,900$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$11,500$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$14,550$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$21,800$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$51,700$0Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$74,000$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$39,100$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$45,163$0Yes
David VitterRLA$235,000$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$47,000$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$13,800$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,000$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$87,200$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$19,200$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$1,925,659
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$1,715,751

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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