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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 6

S. 1245

would improve energy performance in federal buildings.

Energy (generally)

S. 1234

would establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, and ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste.

Waste (generally)

H. Res. 330

would express support for honoring Earth Day.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

H.R. 2377

would amend the SDWA to require the Administrator of EPA to publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation for total per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

H. Res. 329

would provide for consideration of H.R. 9, which would direct the president to develop a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement.

Climate Change (generally)

H.R. 2030

which would direct the Secretary of the Interior to execute and carry out agreements concerning drought contingency management and operations of the Colorado River, was signed by President Trump on April 16, 2019.


H.R. 2360

would direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a renewable energy grant program for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands of the United States.

Energy (generally)

H.R. 2356

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain credits related to solar energy.


H. Con. Res. 35

would express the sense of Congress that the United States is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy climate for future generations and creating solutions for restoring the climate.

Climate Change (generally)

H.R. 2352

would improve the ability of NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and coastal states to sustain healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems by maintaining and sustaining their capabilities relating to oil spill preparedness, prevention, and response.

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