The House also passed H.R. 2576, which would amend U.S. law dealing with protecting intellectual property rights for standards-setting groups relating to pipeline safety. Current law holds that the Transportation Department cannot issue guidance or regulations that incorporate portions of documents unless they are made available to the public on an Internet website.
Finally, the House passed H.R. 2611, naming the Coast Guard headquarters in Washington DC the "Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building." This bill passed 411-0.