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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 580 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 580

 To enhance the energy security of United States allies, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 6, 2013

  Mr. Turner (for himself, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. 
  Westmoreland, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. 
 Lankford, Mr. Latta, Mr. Barletta, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Renacci, and Mr. 
Ryan of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To enhance the energy security of United States allies, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Expedited LNG for American Allies 
Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. EXPEDITED APPROVAL OF EXPORTATION OF NATURAL GAS TO UNITED 
              STATES ALLIES.

    Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b(c)) is 
amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(1)'' before ``For purposes'';
            (2) by striking ``nation with which there is in effect a 
        free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in 
        natural gas'' and inserting ``foreign country described in 
        paragraph (2)''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(2) A foreign country described in this paragraph is--
            ``(A) a nation with which there is in effect a free trade 
        agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural 
        gas;
            ``(B) a member country of the North Atlantic Treaty 
        Organization;
            ``(C) subject to paragraph (3), Japan; and
            ``(D) any other foreign country if the Secretary of State, 
        in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, determines that 
        exportation of natural gas to that foreign country would 
        promote the national security interests of the United States.
    ``(3) The exportation of natural gas to Japan shall be deemed to be 
consistent with the public interest pursuant to paragraph (1), and 
applications for such exportation shall be granted without modification 
or delay under that paragraph, during only such period as the Treaty of 
Mutual Cooperation and Security, signed at Washington January 19, 1960, 
and entered into force June 23, 1960 (11 UST 1632; TIAS 4509), between 
the United States and Japan, remains in effect.''.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by section 2 shall apply with respect to 
applications for the authorization to export natural gas under section 
3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) that are pending on, or filed 
on or after, the date of the enactment of this Act.
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