October 2019, Vol. 246, No. 10


Senate Pipeline Bill Differs from House Bill

The Senate and House appear to be on a bit of a collision course with regard to reauthorization of the pipeline safety program at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Key committees in each of the two houses of Congress have passed bills that have different provisions and share only a few provisions. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed its bill, called the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2019 (S. 2299), on July 31, following action in June by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which passed its bill, the Safer Pipelines Act of 2019 (H.R. 3432), June 26 by a voice vote. The Senate b

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