Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3301 – North American Energy Infrastructure Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 23, 2014 4:14 PM

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Cárdenas , Tony (CA)


LATE REVISED Requires the owner or operator of the cross-border segment agrees to hire no less than 51 percent of long-term unemployed Americans for positions created in the United States.

DeFazio (OR)


Conditions the new natural gas export authority on an applicant’s certification that eminent domain will not be used.

DeFazio (OR)


Bars a finding of “consistent with the public interest” if the LNG export applicant will use eminent domain.

Loebsack (IA)


LATE WITHDRAWN Requires that 20 percent of the profits generated by the Keystone XL Pipeline be paid into the Highway Trust Fund for 10 years after operation begins.

Pallone (NJ)


Ensures that the complete length of cross-border projects would be subject to full environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Waxman (CA)


Excludes any project with a pending permit application from the new approval requirements in the bill.

Welch (VT), Pingree (ME), Kuster, Ann (NH), Shea-Porter (NH)


Ensures pipeline modifications receive a thorough environmental review process.