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The Essence of a Deal

The Hon. Charles D. McConnell and Fred H. Hutchison Although we’re not even a full quarter into 2016, this year is shaping up to be the most momentous in decades, and we’re not talking just about the elections. We’re also talking about American energy exports. Since the beginning of the year, tankers laden with U.S. […]

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Senate Debate on Energy Bill Resumes

Despite the blizzard that paralyzed Washington, DC, last week (we’re “paralyzed” by an inch of snow, so two to three feet triggered lots of chaos), the U. S. Senate began debate on S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, aka the Bipartisan Energy bill. Floor action resumes later today and the Senate leadership has announced that […]

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Moniz Fields More Energy Export Questions

Following yesterday afternoon’s session at the House Energy and Commerce, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning (Feb. 12) to consider the administration’s F.Y. 2016 budget request for DOE and related policy matters. As happened yesterday, Moniz had several exchanges with both Republican and Democratic members of […]

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Senate Energy Committee Holds LNG Hearing

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and her colleagues on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning on S. 33, The LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. Sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and a bipartisan group of ten other senators (five Democrats and five Republicans). Following opening […]

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Senate Defeats Cruz LNG Amendment

The Senate voted today to reject an amendment offered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would have put LNG exports to World Trade Organization members nations on the same legal footing as those destined for nations that have free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States. As Jennifer Dlouhy wrote in the Houston Chronicle: “Current […]

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House Passes LNG Exports Bill

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 351, the ‘‘LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act’’ earlier today (Wed. Jan. 28) by a recorded vote of 277 to 133. Of the 410 members present and voting, 236 Republicans and 41 Democrats voted for the bill. One Republican and 132 Democrats voted no. In the White House daily […]

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Bipartisan LNG Export Bill Introduced in Senate

Congressional rules specify that bills introduced in one Congress die when the Senate and House of Representatives adjourn sine die. Thus, the LNG export bills from the 113th Congress had to be reintroduced when the 114th Congress convened. Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and six others—three Republicans and three Democrats—introduced S. 33 on […]

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Rep. Turner Reintroduces LNG Bill in House

On Tue. Jan. 13, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) reintroduced his bill to expedite U.S. natural gas exports to World Trade Organization (WTO) countries. Cosponsored by 34 other House members, H.R. 287, is similar to legislation Turner authored in the 113th Congress. Upon introduction, the bill was sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Commenting […]

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