The House passed an amended version of H.R. 2845, “Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011” on December 12, 2011 and the next day the Senate approved that bill by unanimous consent. The House bill was largely patterned after an earlier Senate version (S. 275), and reconciled slightly different versions from both

The Senate passed S. 275 by unanimous consent as amended by Senator Rand Paul who previously opposed the bill and blocked its consideration on the Senate floor for several months. S. Amdt.784 amended S. 275 to require DOT to issue regulations within 18 months of enactment of the bill that require testing to confirm the

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a pipeline safety oversight hearing on June 16, 2011, focusing on Pipeline Safety Act reauthorization issues. The Subcommittee and witnesses generally indicated favorable support for Senate bill 275, Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011 (Lautenberg-Rockefeller), and the Subcommittee is expected to issue its