S. 275 - Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011

Transportation and public works. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill 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 was voted on in the Senate on October 16, 2011 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on October 17, 2011.

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Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011

S. 275 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill 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
A bill 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 Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
Sponsor
Frank Lautenberg
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Alaska
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Transportation
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Motor fuels
  • Oil and gas
  • Pipelines
  • Pollution liability
  • Research and development
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Transportation safety and security
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/03/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Passed Senate10/17/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.10/17/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 783 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.10/17/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 784 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.10/17/2011PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/03/2011
2/03/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Put on a legislative calendar5/05/2011Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
7/07/2011Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 112-30.
Put on a legislative calendar7/07/2011Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 96.
10/17/2011Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
10/17/2011The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage10/17/2011Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
10/17/2011Amendment SA 783 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Rockefeller.
select this voteVote10/17/2011Amendment SA 783 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/17/2011Amendment SA 784 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Paul.
select this voteVote10/17/2011Amendment SA 784 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/18/2011Message on Senate action sent to the House.
10/21/2011Received in the House.
10/21/2011Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 783Rockefeller, John [D-WV]October 17, 2011Passed by voice vote on October 16, 2011.

To include the statutorily required PAYGO language.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 784Paul, Rand [R-KY]October 17, 2011Passed by voice vote on October 16, 2011.

To provide for testing to confirm the material strength of previously untested natural gas transmission pipelines located in certain areas, and to update fiscal year references.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3.3 times as much
$4,492,808
$1,715,751
$1,925,659
$1,922,936
$10,057,154
$3,082,567
$750
$3,083,317
5 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

5 organizations supported this bill

American Gas Association
AGA (2011, February 3). Pipeline safety bill introduced by Senators Lautenberg and Rockefeller (Feb. 3, 2011) . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from American Gas Association.
American Petroleum Institute
Black, Andrew J. (2011, June 16). Testimony of Andrew J. Black on Behalf of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). Retrieved June 24, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
Association of Oil Pipe Lines
AOPL (2011, May 5). AOPL Issues Statement on Pipeline Safety Bill. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Downstream Today.
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
INGAA (2011, May 5). INGAA commends Senate committee for passage of pipeline safety authorization bill . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from INGAA.
PG&E
PG&E (2011, February 23). PG&E Looks to Federal Pipeline Legislation for 2011 . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Currents.

6 organizations opposed this bill

Environment America
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
League of Conservation Voters
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Natural Resources Defense Council
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Pipeline Safety Trust
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Sierra Club
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Wilderness Society
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .

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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$70,000$500Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$93,483$1,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$321,900$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$245,600$19,450Yes
Mark BegichDAK$104,400$100,674Yes
Michael BennetDCO$86,625$160,161Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,800$250Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$15,950$67,306Yes
Roy BluntRMO$211,150$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$33,522$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$50,750$242,292Yes
Scott BrownRMA$209,150$7,300Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$42,250$116,721Yes
Richard BurrRNC$253,829$15,550Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$73,050$111,863Yes
Ben CardinDMD$49,000$8,025Yes
Tom CarperDDE$71,350$7,800Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$85,450$28,004Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$171,200$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$106,183$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$74,200$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$51,653$2,300Yes
Susan CollinsRME$34,350$17,400Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,250$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$30,150$12,177Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$134,160$0Yes
John CornynRTX$363,574$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$61,500$1,300Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$139,775$8,950Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$29,725$25,910Yes
Mike EnziRWY$57,300$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$177,550$16,350Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$20,580$151,753Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$144,266$96,734Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$205,580$1,250Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$109,550$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$27,000$45,697Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$66,100$13,065Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$219,150$1,000Yes
Dean HellerRNV$212,549$6,000Yes
John HoevenRND$132,576$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$46,050$2,300Yes
Jim InhofeROK$307,000$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$17,500$3,700Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$55,350$4,900Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$51,200$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$38,250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$81,300$7,300Yes
John KerryDMA$16,750$18,920Yes
Mark KirkRIL$77,550$22,810Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$69,800$12,900Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$9,500$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$339,294$-1,434Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$45,200$18,403Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$1,000$22,250Yes
Mike LeeRUT$15,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$74,054$23,095Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$13,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$48,449$15,024Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$201,050$25,950Yes
John McCainRAZ$74,400$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$41,950$5,900Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$379,549$5,600Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$68,450$15,750Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$4,250$93,695Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$28,500$14,600Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$102,100$500Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$361,122$11,250Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$65,150$89,707Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$66,750$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$46,067$69,432Yes
Rand PaulRKY$49,640$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$189,000$5,000Yes
Mark PryorDAR$139,237$3,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$14,250$6,560Yes
Harry ReidDNV$128,500$124,309Yes
Jim RischRID$46,050$1,000Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$143,700$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$62,050$51,100Yes
Marco RubioRFL$89,734$6,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$48,890Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$78,200$45,050Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$55,500$2,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$35,875$91,017Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$27,900$4,700Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$21,000$31,750Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$192,815$33,475Yes
Jon TesterDMT$61,465$267,585Yes
John ThuneRSD$130,300$6,400Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$149,650$12,050Yes
Mark UdallDCO$115,525$292,487Yes
Tom UdallDNM$77,638$138,044Yes
David VitterRLA$325,749$26,600Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$177,820$9,633Yes
Jim WebbDVA$42,200$4,400Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$38,166$89,633Yes
Roger WickerRMS$199,150$3,300Yes
Ron WydenDOR$70,275$9,500Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$70,000$500Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$93,483$1,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$321,900$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$245,600$19,450Yes
Mark BegichDAK$104,400$100,674Yes
Michael BennetDCO$86,625$160,161Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,800$250Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$15,950$67,306Yes
Roy BluntRMO$211,150$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$33,522$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$50,750$242,292Yes
Scott BrownRMA$209,150$7,300Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$42,250$116,721Yes
Richard BurrRNC$253,829$15,550Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$73,050$111,863Yes
Ben CardinDMD$49,000$8,025Yes
Tom CarperDDE$71,350$7,800Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$85,450$28,004Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$171,200$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$106,183$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$74,200$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$51,653$2,300Yes
Susan CollinsRME$34,350$17,400Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,250$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$30,150$12,177Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$134,160$0Yes
John CornynRTX$363,574$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$61,500$1,300Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$139,775$8,950Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$29,725$25,910Yes
Mike EnziRWY$57,300$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$177,550$16,350Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$20,580$151,753Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$144,266$96,734Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$205,580$1,250Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$109,550$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$27,000$45,697Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$66,100$13,065Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$219,150$1,000Yes
Dean HellerRNV$212,549$6,000Yes
John HoevenRND$132,576$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$46,050$2,300Yes
Jim InhofeROK$307,000$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$17,500$3,700Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$55,350$4,900Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$51,200$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$38,250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$81,300$7,300Yes
John KerryDMA$16,750$18,920Yes
Mark KirkRIL$77,550$22,810Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$69,800$12,900Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$9,500$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$339,294$-1,434Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$45,200$18,403Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$1,000$22,250Yes
Mike LeeRUT$15,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$74,054$23,095Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$13,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$48,449$15,024Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$201,050$25,950Yes
John McCainRAZ$74,400$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$41,950$5,900Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$379,549$5,600Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$68,450$15,750Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$4,250$93,695Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$28,500$14,600Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$102,100$500Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$361,122$11,250Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$65,150$89,707Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$66,750$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$46,067$69,432Yes
Rand PaulRKY$49,640$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$189,000$5,000Yes
Mark PryorDAR$139,237$3,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$14,250$6,560Yes
Harry ReidDNV$128,500$124,309Yes
Jim RischRID$46,050$1,000Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$143,700$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$62,050$51,100Yes
Marco RubioRFL$89,734$6,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$48,890Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$78,200$45,050Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$55,500$2,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$35,875$91,017Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$27,900$4,700Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$21,000$31,750Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$192,815$33,475Yes
Jon TesterDMT$61,465$267,585Yes
John ThuneRSD$130,300$6,400Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$149,650$12,050Yes
Mark UdallDCO$115,525$292,487Yes
Tom UdallDNM$77,638$138,044Yes
David VitterRLA$325,749$26,600Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$177,820$9,633Yes
Jim WebbDVA$42,200$4,400Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$38,166$89,633Yes
Roger WickerRMS$199,150$3,300Yes
Ron WydenDOR$70,275$9,500Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Gas & Electric Utilities$4,492,808
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$1,925,659
Petroleum refining & marketing$1,922,936
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$1,715,751

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$3,082,567
Consumer groups$750
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