Though Congress is out for Memorial Day recess this week, we anticipate that a significant amount of work will be accomplished in the weeks to follow. Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resourses Committee held its final forums on natural gas, focusing on liquid natural gas (LNG) exports and hydraulic fracturing. The House passed the Northern Route Approval Act (241-175) on Wednesday of last week, but the bill is less likely to see time in the Senate, and the President released a memo stating his intention to veto the bill.

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