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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 7

S. 1693

which would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, was passed by the Senate.


H. Res. 398

would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the Green New Deal is antithetical to the principles of free market capitalism and private property rights, is simply a thinly veiled attempt to usher in policies that create a socialist society in America, and is impossible to fully implement.

Climate Change (generally)

H. Con. Res. 41

would express the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the U.S. economy.


H.R. 2918

would create dedicated funds to conserve butterflies in North America, plants in the Pacific Islands, freshwater mussels in the United States, and desert fish in the southwestern United States.

Wildlife (generally)

H.R. 2910

would provide that an order by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted.


H.R. 2909

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy storage research program, a demonstration program, and a technical assistance and grant program.

Energy (generally)

H.R. 2906

would reauthorize the Clean School Bus Program.

Air (generally)

S. 1614

would amend the CAA to modify the definition of "renewable biomass" under the renewable fuel program.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

S. 1613

would amend the SDWA to update and modernize the reporting requirements for contaminants, including lead, in drinking water.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

S. 1604

would amend the FWPCA to reauthorize certain programs relating to nonpoint source management.

Clean Water Act (CWA)