S. 2041 - A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and Provide for Environmental Protection and Government Oversight.

Energy. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight. (by CRS) 
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A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and Provide for Environmental Protection and Government Oversight.

S. 2041 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight.
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    Sponsor
    John Hoeven
    Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Energy
    • Canada
    • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
    • Judicial review and appeals
    • Licensing and registrations
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Oil and gas
    • Pipelines
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/30/2012
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/30/2012
    1/30/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    1/30/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
    Put on a legislative calendar1/31/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 308.
    2/07/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $207,980 Against $16,550
    2. March - April 2007 For $454,100 Against $50,500
    3. May - June 2007 For $450,577 Against $87,650
    4. July - August 2007 For $312,300 Against $33,800
    5. September - October 2007 For $453,400 Against $87,055
    6. November - December 2007 For $418,560 Against $152,803
    7. January - February 2008 For $390,200 Against $46,900
    8. March - April 2008 For $459,886 Against $94,497
    9. May - June 2008 For $554,595 Against $178,308
    10. July - August 2008 For $446,742 Against $91,333
    11. September - October 2008 For $1,025,616 Against $347,502
    12. November - December 2008 For $486,318 Against $31,131
    13. January - February 2009 For $130,356 Against $20,750
    14. March - April 2009 For $521,081 Against $35,950
    15. May - June 2009 For $1,028,143 Against $71,744
    16. July - August 2009 For $466,254 Against $18,900
    17. September - October 2009 For $573,450 Against $61,950
    18. November - December 2009 For $562,842 Against $32,100
    19. January - February 2010 For $756,791 Against $41,340
    20. March - April 2010 For $943,574 Against $111,750
    21. May - June 2010 For $1,078,332 Against $99,178
    22. July - August 2010 For $923,629 Against $117,537
    23. September - October 2010 For $1,994,731 Against $377,856
    24. November - December 2010 For $174,210 Against $14,411
    25. January - February 2011 For $166,580 Against $26,500
    26. March - April 2011 For $482,555 Against $123,567
    27. May - June 2011 For $333,295 Against $74,229
    28. July - August 2011 For $268,984 Against $29,483
    29. September - October 2011 For $318,766 Against $97,784
    30. November - December 2011 For $412,458 Against $90,700
    31. January - February 2012 For $230,761 Against $42,950
    32. March - April 2012 For $417,794 Against $70,133
    33. May - June 2012 For $311,823 Against $107,672
    34. July - August 2012 For $329,009 Against $74,650
    35. September - October 2012 For $700,490 Against $215,461
    36. November - December 2012 For $241,200 Against $28,002

    Votes

      11 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and Provide for Environmental Protection and Government Oversight.

      11 organizations supported this bill

      American Petroleum Institute
      American Petroleum Institute (2011, June 6). API calls on administration to approve Keystone XL pipeline. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Newsroom .
      Association of Oil Pipe Lines
      Black, Andy (2011, February 18). Oil Sands Pipeline Transportation and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Press Releases.
      Consumer Energy Alliance
      CEA (2011, July 27). CEA Applauds Passage of Keystone XL Legislation. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from Consumer Energy Alliance.
      Independent Petroleum Association of America
      IPAA (2011, July 29). Keystone to the Senate!. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from IPAA.
      Industrial Energy Consumers of America
      Marnie Satterfield (2011, July 26). “Support H.R. 1938, Keystone Pipeline XL”. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from IECA.
      John Birch Society
      Ann Shibler (2011, August 25). Help Bring Canadian Oil to American Refineries. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from JBS.
      National Association of Manufacturers
      The National Association of Manufacturers (2011, July 26). NAM Key Vote Letter on H.R. 1938. Retrieved July 26, 2011, from Twitter: @ShopfloorNAM.
      National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
      Charles T. Drevna, President, NPRA (2011, May 26). Letter in support of H.R. 1938. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from .
      National Republican Congressional Committee
      NRCC (2011, August 4). As Obama's EPA Devises Job-Destroying Regulations and Stands in the Way of Economic Growth, Democrats Rush to Defend EPA's Agenda. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from NRCC.
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      R. Bruce Josten (2011, July 22). Key Vote Alert Letter in support of H.R. 1938, the "North American-Made Energy Security Act". Retrieved January 13, 2012, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      United Association
      Kelly, Stephen F. (2011, May 23). Written Testimony Before The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing on the American Energy Initiative. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

      5 organizations opposed this bill

      Center for Biological Diversity
      By Kate Sheppard (2010, November 4). Hillary Clinton's Pipeline Problem. Mother Jones. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/11/hillary-clinton-transcanda-pipeline-problem.
      Greenpeace
      By Kate Sheppard (2010, November 4). Hillary Clinton's Pipeline Problem. Mother Jones. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/11/hillary-clinton-transcanda-pipeline-problem.
      League of Conservation Voters
      Gene Karpinski (2011, July 25). Re: Oppose H.R. 1938, the North American-Made Energy Security Act. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from .
      National Wildlife Federation
      National Wildlife Federation (2011, July 25). 10 Reasons Congress Should Not Rush Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. Retrieved July 26, 2011, from Wildlife Promise.
      Natural Resources Defense Council
      Frances Beinecke, President Natural Resources Defense Council (2011, July 26). Vote "No" on House Bill to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline Review. The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 26, 2011, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-beinecke/vote-no-on-house-bill-to_b_909568.html.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, 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
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$25,500$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$88,200$3,500
      Kelly AyotteRNH$207,112$1,000
      John BarrassoRWY$318,166$0
      Max BaucusDMT$137,200$18,200
      Mark BegichDAK$153,308$88,199
      Michael F. BennetDCO$133,295$167,011
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,000$250
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$64,500$52,856
      Roy BluntRMO$490,039$0
      John BoozmanRAR$131,058$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$98,600$252,022
      Scott P. BrownRMA$951,443$7,300
      Sherrod BrownDOH$111,050$117,621
      Richard BurrRNC$158,145$15,550
      Maria CantwellDWA$30,382$107,313
      Ben CardinDMD$68,250$8,025
      Tom CarperDDE$47,600$8,800
      Bob CaseyDPA$112,950$28,004
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$493,298$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$117,933$0
      Tom CoburnROK$198,693$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$44,356$2,300
      Susan M. CollinsRME$120,999$19,600
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$48,450$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$56,473$18,377
      Bob CorkerRTN$201,308$0
      John CornynRTX$818,540$0
      Mike CrapoRID$48,150$2,300
      Jim DeMintRSC$362,121$8,950
      Dick DurbinDIL$99,350$28,210
      Mike EnziRWY$51,300$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$61,400$16,350
      Al FrankenDMN$95,100$151,286
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$240,392$98,234
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$52,742$3,550
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$87,200$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$60,050$63,714
      Tom HarkinDIA$91,450$11,815
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$236,350$1,000
      Dean HellerRNV$325,237$6,000
      John HoevenRND$215,898$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$127,300$2,300
      Jim InhofeROK$436,475$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$55,750$3,900
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$65,850$6,400
      Mike JohannsRNE$101,796$500
      Ron JohnsonRWI$263,657$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$129,000$11,550
      John F. KerryDMA$43,550$5,120
      Mark KirkRIL$446,750$18,910
      Amy KlobucharDMN$95,982$12,900
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$9,250$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$350,310$3,166
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$79,150$22,403
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$25,000$24,000
      Mike LeeRUT$66,667$0
      Carl LevinDMI$69,650$22,145
      Joe LiebermanICT$-5,000$0
      Dick LugarRIN$67,400$15,024
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$296,800$39,900
      John McCainRAZ$237,153$500
      Claire McCaskillDMO$111,558$7,400
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$671,633$4,300
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$103,250$14,750
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$104,500$100,807
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$47,750$9,800
      Jerry MoranRKS$174,301$500
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$175,559$15,850
      Patty MurrayDWA$88,491$99,257
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$130,800$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$64,267$70,182
      Rand PaulRKY$364,190$0
      Rob PortmanROH$439,134$14,200
      Mark L. PryorDAR$175,050$3,000
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$72,100$7,960
      Harry ReidDNV$159,150$148,889
      Jim RischRID$218,206$3,550
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$253,799$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$84,900$36,000
      Marco RubioRFL$1,143,816$6,000
      Bernie SandersIVT$49,500$48,890
      Chuck SchumerDNY$72,310$48,450
      Jeff SessionsRAL$120,420$2,000
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$100,500$93,867
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$24,050$4,700
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$40,750$30,750
      Debbie StabenowDMI$99,316$33,225
      Jon TesterDMT$96,982$271,035
      John ThuneRSD$377,893$7,400
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,602,706$31,550
      Mark UdallDCO$197,760$301,255
      Tom UdallDNM$157,479$144,338
      David VitterRLA$486,901$30,100
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$83,460$10,383
      Jim WebbDVA$21,500$4,400
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$79,432$87,483
      Roger F. WickerRMS$350,891$4,300
      Ron WydenDOR$51,000$10,000

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$25,500$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$88,200$3,500
      Kelly AyotteRNH$207,112$1,000
      John BarrassoRWY$318,166$0
      Max BaucusDMT$137,200$18,200
      Mark BegichDAK$153,308$88,199
      Michael F. BennetDCO$133,295$167,011
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,000$250
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$64,500$52,856
      Roy BluntRMO$490,039$0
      John BoozmanRAR$131,058$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$98,600$252,022
      Scott P. BrownRMA$951,443$7,300
      Sherrod BrownDOH$111,050$117,621
      Richard BurrRNC$158,145$15,550
      Maria CantwellDWA$30,382$107,313
      Ben CardinDMD$68,250$8,025
      Tom CarperDDE$47,600$8,800
      Bob CaseyDPA$112,950$28,004
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$493,298$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$117,933$0
      Tom CoburnROK$198,693$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$44,356$2,300
      Susan M. CollinsRME$120,999$19,600
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$48,450$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$56,473$18,377
      Bob CorkerRTN$201,308$0
      John CornynRTX$818,540$0
      Mike CrapoRID$48,150$2,300
      Jim DeMintRSC$362,121$8,950
      Dick DurbinDIL$99,350$28,210
      Mike EnziRWY$51,300$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$61,400$16,350
      Al FrankenDMN$95,100$151,286
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$240,392$98,234
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$52,742$3,550
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$87,200$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$60,050$63,714
      Tom HarkinDIA$91,450$11,815
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$236,350$1,000
      Dean HellerRNV$325,237$6,000
      John HoevenRND$215,898$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$127,300$2,300
      Jim InhofeROK$436,475$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$55,750$3,900
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$65,850$6,400
      Mike JohannsRNE$101,796$500
      Ron JohnsonRWI$263,657$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$129,000$11,550
      John F. KerryDMA$43,550$5,120
      Mark KirkRIL$446,750$18,910
      Amy KlobucharDMN$95,982$12,900
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$9,250$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$350,310$3,166
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$79,150$22,403
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$25,000$24,000
      Mike LeeRUT$66,667$0
      Carl LevinDMI$69,650$22,145
      Joe LiebermanICT$-5,000$0
      Dick LugarRIN$67,400$15,024
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$296,800$39,900
      John McCainRAZ$237,153$500
      Claire McCaskillDMO$111,558$7,400
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$671,633$4,300
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$103,250$14,750
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$104,500$100,807
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$47,750$9,800
      Jerry MoranRKS$174,301$500
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$175,559$15,850
      Patty MurrayDWA$88,491$99,257
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$130,800$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$64,267$70,182
      Rand PaulRKY$364,190$0
      Rob PortmanROH$439,134$14,200
      Mark L. PryorDAR$175,050$3,000
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$72,100$7,960
      Harry ReidDNV$159,150$148,889
      Jim RischRID$218,206$3,550
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$253,799$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$84,900$36,000
      Marco RubioRFL$1,143,816$6,000
      Bernie SandersIVT$49,500$48,890
      Chuck SchumerDNY$72,310$48,450
      Jeff SessionsRAL$120,420$2,000
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$100,500$93,867
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$24,050$4,700
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$40,750$30,750
      Debbie StabenowDMI$99,316$33,225
      Jon TesterDMT$96,982$271,035
      John ThuneRSD$377,893$7,400
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,602,706$31,550
      Mark UdallDCO$197,760$301,255
      Tom UdallDNM$157,479$144,338
      David VitterRLA$486,901$30,100
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$83,460$10,383
      Jim WebbDVA$21,500$4,400
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$79,432$87,483
      Roger F. WickerRMS$350,891$4,300
      Ron WydenDOR$51,000$10,000

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Republican/Conservative$6,919,061
      Independent oil & gas producers$3,689,312
      Building trades unions$3,239,575
      Petroleum refining & marketing$2,099,581
      Oil & Gas$1,949,035
      Heavy industrial manufacturing$444,120
      Manufacturing$353,869
      Chambers of commerce$274,854
      Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Environmental policy$3,202,626
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