Lng Permitting Certainty and Transparency Actby Representative John Garamendi
Posted on 2015-01-28
GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. GARAMENDI. I am opposed.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to recommit.
The Clerk read as follows: Mr. Garamendi moves to recommit the bill, H.R. 351, to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment: At the end of the bill, insert the following new section: SEC. 4. PROTECTING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND CREATING AMERICAN JOBS.
In reviewing an application for authorization to export natural gas under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b), the Department of Energy-- (1) shall deny such application if the natural gas would be exported to any nation [[Page H652]] that is a state sponsor of terrorism or otherwise threatens America's national security, or to any nation or corporation that steals America's military technology or intellectual property through cyber-attacks; and (2) shall require, as a condition for approval of any such authorization, the applicant to ensure that United States- flagged and built ships and shipping containers are used to export the LNG as such vessels become available for charter.