Forty-two bills were introduced in the Senate yesterday (the House is working in their districts this week). Of those two may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:
S 1208 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.. Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]
S 1209 A bill to establish State revolving loan funds to repair or replace natural gas distribution pipelines. Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]
Markey is a junior Democratic member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, but it is unlikely that he has enough pull to get these two bills considered by that committee.
In addition to those two bills there were eleven separate bills introduced by Rep. Murkowski (R,AL), the Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that dealt with energy issues. None of those are directly related to topics on this blog, but they may end up touching on issues covered here.