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113TH CONGRESS
2D SESSION
S. 2083
To amend the Natural Gas Act to promote economic growth and job creation
in the United States, to strengthen strategic partnerships with allies
of the United States, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
MARCH 5, 2014
Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. BEGICH) introduced the fol-
lowing bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Bank-
ing, Housing, and Urban Affairs
A BILL
To amend the Natural Gas Act to promote economic growth
and job creation in the United States, to strengthen
strategic partnerships with allies of the United States,
and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 1
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘American Job Creation 4
and Strategic Alliances LNG Act’’. 5
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SEC. 2. EXPEDITED APPROVAL OF EXPORTATION OF NAT- 1
URAL GAS TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION 2
MEMBER COUNTRIES. 3
Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 4
717b(c)) is amended— 5
(1) by striking ‘‘(c) For purposes’’ and insert- 6
ing the following: 7
‘‘(c) EXPEDITED APPLICATION AND APPROVAL 8
PROCESS.— 9
‘‘(1) DEFINITION OF WORLD TRADE ORGANIZA- 10
TION MEMBER COUNTRY.—In this subsection, the 11
term ‘World Trade Organization member country’ 12
has the meaning given the term ‘WTO member 13
country’ in section 2 of the Uruguay Round Agree- 14
ments Act (19 U.S.C. 3501). 15
‘‘(2) EXPEDITED APPLICATION AND APPROVAL 16
PROCESS.—For purposes’’; and 17
(2) in paragraph (2) (as so designated), by in- 18
serting ‘‘or to a World Trade Organization member 19
country’’ after ‘‘trade in natural gas’’. 20
SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. 21
The amendments made by section 2 shall apply to 22
applications for the authorization to export natural gas 23
under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) 24
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that are pending on, or filed on or after, the date of enact- 1
ment of this Act. 2
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