As Congress gets ready to take its Thanksgiving Day recess a total of 83 bills were introduced yesterday. Most of these are not intended to actually be considered or passed. They are intended to provide the congresscritter with bragging rights before specific home audiences. None the less, two of the bills may be of specific interest to readers of this blog; both dealing with pipeline safety.
S 1767 Latest Title: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to require gas pipeline facilities to accelerate the repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of high-risk pipelines used in commerce, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Markey, Edward J. (D,MA)
S 1768 Latest Title: A bill to establish State revolving loan funds to repair or replace natural gas distribution pipelines. Sponsor: Sen Markey, Edward J. (D,MA)