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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 7

S. 1689

would permit states to transfer certain funds from the clean water revolving fund of a state to the drinking water revolving fund of the state in certain circumstances.

Water (generally)

S. 1685

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program for the research, development, and demonstration of commercially viable technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide produced during the generation of natural gas-generated power.

Energy (generally)

S. 1679

would require the Secretary of Defense to carry out the Direct Air Capture and Blue Carbon Removal Technology Program.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

S. 1653

would amend §3063 of Title 18, U.S. Code, concerning the powers of EPA.


S. 1643

would amend Title 36, U.S. Code, to grant a federal charter to the Forest and Refuge County Foundation, and provide for the establishment of the Natural Resources Permanent Fund.


S. 1627

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the §45 credit for refined coal from steel industry fuel.


H.R. 2960

would make appropriations for DOE, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.


H.R. 1716

would direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of NOAA, to conduct coastal community vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification.


H.R. 988

would provide for a study by the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science examining the impact of ocean acidification and other stressors in estuarine environments.


H.R. 2157

which would make supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, was passed by the Senate.