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House Panel Pulls Pipeline Safety Bill Amid Disagreements

July 17, 2019, 3:01 PM

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has pulled a pipeline safety bill from its July 17 markup because of continuing disagreements between Republicans and Democrats, Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said.

The Safer Pipelines Act of 2019 (H.R. 3432) received the energy subcommittee’s approval June 26. Republicans have criticized the legislation for not including enough cybersecurity measures.

“I want a bipartisan bill and that’s my intent, but one way or another we need to get this done early this fall,” Pallone said in opening remarks.

The decision not to consider the bill punts the issue until after ...