S. 2276 - PIPES Act of 2016

Transportation and public works. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on June 13, 2016.

PIPES Act of 2016

S. 2276 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • SAFE PIPES Act
  • Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act
  • SAFE PIPES Act
  • Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act
  • PIPES Act of 2016
  • Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016
  • SAFE PIPES Act
  • Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act
  • PIPES Act of 2016
  • Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016
  • PIPES Act of 2016
Sponsor
Deb Fischer
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Accidents
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Air quality
  • California
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Transportation
  • Ecology
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Emergency planning and evacuation
  • Employee hiring
  • Energy prices
  • Energy storage, supplies, demand
  • Environmental health
  • Fires
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Great Lakes
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marine pollution
  • Oil and gas
  • Pipelines
  • Public utilities and utility rates
  • Research and development
  • State and local government operations
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Transportation safety and security
  • User charges and fees
  • Water storage
  • Water use and supply
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Major Actions
Introduced11/10/2015
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Senate3/03/2016
House6/08/2016
Senate6/13/2016
Signed by President6/22/2016
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.3/03/2016 by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3427 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.3/03/2016 by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.6/08/2016 by voice vote
currently selectedSenateSenate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate bill by Unanimous Consent.6/13/2016 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced11/10/2015
11/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
11/10/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar12/09/2015Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2/24/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-209.
Put on a legislative calendar2/24/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 370.
3/03/2016Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
3/03/2016The committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage3/03/2016Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote3/03/2016Amendment SA 3427 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
3/03/2016
3/03/2016Senate amendment submitted
3/03/2016Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 3427 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Fischer.
3/03/2016Senate amendment agreed to: Amendment SA 3427 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
3/03/2016Amendment SA 3427 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Fischer. (consideration: CR S1296) In the nature of a substitute.
3/07/2016Message on Senate action sent to the House.
3/07/2016Received in the House.
3/07/2016Held at the desk.
6/08/2016Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
6/08/2016Considered under suspension of the rules.
6/08/2016DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2276.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage6/08/2016On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6/08/2016Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6/09/2016Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
6/13/2016Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage6/13/2016Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate bill by Unanimous Consent.
6/14/2016Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President6/16/2016Presented to President.
Signed6/22/2016Signed by President.
Enacted6/22/2016Became Public Law No: 114-183.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 3427Fischer, Deb [R-NE]March 3, 2016Passed by voice vote on March 2, 2016.

In the nature of a substitute.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$2,654,433
$3,520,244
$2,715,641
$5,398,859
$14,289,177
$0
5 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
PIPES Act of 2016: Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate bill by Unanimous Consent.

5 organizations supported this bill

American Gas Association
American Gas Association (2016, June 8). HOUSE PASSES PIPELINE SAFETY REAUTHORIZATION BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT. Retrieved June 9, 2016, from American Gas Association.
American Petroleum Institute
Finkel, Louis & Black, Andy (2016, June 8). Support Letter PIPES Act. Retrieved June 9, 2016, from American Petroleum Institute.
Association of Oil Pipe Lines
Finkel, Louis & Black, Andy (2016, June 8). Support Letter PIPES Act. Retrieved June 9, 2016, from American Petroleum Institute.
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
Santa, Donald F. (2016, June 7). House Pipeline Safety Bill Letter. Retrieved June 9, 2016, from Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
Sierra Club
Sierra Club (2016, June 14). PIPELINE SAFETY LEGISLATION HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from Sierra Club.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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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, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$78,066$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$134,531$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$162,541$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$114,400$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$561,763$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$70,479$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$115,266$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$134,212$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$47,430$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$500$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$130,671$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$128,416$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$156,568$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$155,250$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$23,025$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$20,700$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$75,704$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$646,753$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$22,600$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$110,703$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$82,566$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$58,473$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$71,750$0Yes
John CornynRTX$474,450$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$243,695$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$37,000$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$551,702$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$262,294$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$36,596$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$62,111$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$67,533$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$54,600$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$23,450$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$58,849$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$65,750$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$120,878$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$296,749$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$69,716$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$88,513$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$56,866$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$120,900$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$311,869$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$81,150$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$117,300$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$48,176$0Yes
John HoevenRND$167,805$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$152,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$82,300$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$137,025$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$356,913$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$59,370$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$39,900$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$31,016$0Yes
James LankfordROK$409,200$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$35,518$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$124,900$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$81,500$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$398,256$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$40,700$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$33,258$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$434,199$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$67,300$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$159,405$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,250$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$72,650$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$378,796$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$137,496$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$106,553$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$85,382$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$41,137$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$52,600$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$462,339$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$221,301$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$25,150$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$22,300$0Yes
Jim RischRID$34,800$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$123,700$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$76,750$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$151,342$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$53,497$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$78,950$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$294,489$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$142,429$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$192,001$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$29,000$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$230,163$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$9,250$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$41,975$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$176,250$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$310,001$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$98,275$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$103,700$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$218,079$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$288,757$0Yes
David VitterRLA$143,200$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$126,338$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$201,844$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$131,976$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$61,250$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$195,628$0Yes

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$78,066$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$134,531$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$162,541$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$114,400$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$561,763$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$70,479$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$115,266$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$134,212$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$47,430$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$500$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$130,671$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$128,416$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$156,568$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$155,250$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$23,025$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$20,700$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$75,704$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$646,753$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$22,600$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$110,703$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$82,566$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$58,473$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$71,750$0Yes
John CornynRTX$474,450$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$243,695$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$37,000$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$551,702$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$262,294$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$36,596$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$62,111$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$67,533$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$54,600$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$23,450$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$58,849$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$65,750$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$120,878$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$296,749$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$69,716$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$88,513$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$56,866$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$120,900$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$311,869$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$81,150$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$117,300$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$48,176$0Yes
John HoevenRND$167,805$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$152,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$82,300$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$137,025$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$356,913$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$59,370$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$39,900$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$31,016$0Yes
James LankfordROK$409,200$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$35,518$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$124,900$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$81,500$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$398,256$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$40,700$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$33,258$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$434,199$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$67,300$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$159,405$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,250$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$72,650$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$378,796$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$137,496$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$106,553$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$85,382$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$41,137$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$52,600$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$462,339$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$221,301$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$25,150$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$22,300$0Yes
Jim RischRID$34,800$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$123,700$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$76,750$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$151,342$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$53,497$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$78,950$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$294,489$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$142,429$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$192,001$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$29,000$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$230,163$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$9,250$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$41,975$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$176,250$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$310,001$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$98,275$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$103,700$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$218,079$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$288,757$0Yes
David VitterRLA$143,200$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$126,338$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$201,844$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$131,976$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$61,250$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$195,628$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$3,520,244
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$2,715,641
Oil & Gas$2,654,433

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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