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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 50, Issue 5

H.R. 748

which would make emergency supplemental appropriations for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, was passed by the Senate. 

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

H.R. 6201

which would make emergency supplemental appropriations to provide paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing, expand food assistance and unemployment benefits, and increase Medicaid funding, was signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. 

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

S. 3534

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide assistance to individuals affected by a pandemic.

Natural Disasters

H.R. 6289

would amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal a provision relating to the suspension, waiver, or reduction of rents or royalties by the Secretary of the Interior to promote development or operation, and amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to limit the authority of the Secretary to reduce or eliminate certain royalties and net profit shares. 

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

H.R. 6201

which would make emergency supplemental appropriations to federal agencies in response to the coronavirus outbreak, was passed by the Senate.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

H.R. 6201

which would make emergency supplemental appropriations to federal agencies in response to the coronavirus outbreak, was passed by the House.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

S. 3485

would expand the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to expand revenue sharing for offshore wind and reauthorize the National Oceans and Coastal Security Act.

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)

S. 3480

would amend the SDWA and the FWPCA to authorize additional assistance to address pollution from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalklyl substances and other emerging contaminants.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

H.R. 6233

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for taxpayers who remove lead-based hazards.

Toxic Substances (generally)

S. 3488

would amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal a provision related to the suspension, waiver, or reduction of rents or royalties by the Secretary of the Interior to promote development or operation, and amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to limit the authority of the Secretary to reduce or eliminate certain royalties and net profit shares.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance