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Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For previous summaries, visit the Federal Bills Archive.

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H.R. 5920

would encourage and facilitate efforts by states and other stakeholders to conserve and sustain the western population of monarch butterflies.

H.R. 5914

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that products derived from tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the federal excise tax on petroleum.

S. 3304

would encourage and facilitate efforts by states and other stakeholders to conserve and sustain the western population of monarch butterflies.

H.R. 5902

would establish a microplastics pilot program.

S. 3306

would establish a microplastics pilot program.

H.R. 5906

would require the Administrator of EPA to establish a consumer recycling education and outreach grant program.

H.R. 5905

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a demonstration initiative focused on the development of long-duration energy storage technologies, including a joint program to be established in consultation with the Secretary of Defense.

S. 3315

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that products derived from tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the federal excise tax on petroleum.

S. 3281

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to require recycling of beverage containers.

H.R. 5859

would establish forest management, reforestation, and utilization practices for the sequestration of greenhouse gases.

H.R. 5871

would amend Title 23, U.S. Code, to make certain natural infrastructure projects eligible for surface transportation block grant funding.

H.R. 5857

would ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing.

H.R. 5865

would advance technologies for carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

H.R. 5864

would establish and support the research, development, and demonstration of advanced carbon capture and utilization technologies at DOE.

H.R. 5861

would address the impact of climate change on agriculture.

H.R. 5856

would amend the FWPCA to establish a decentralized wastewater grant program.

S. 3274

would amend the FWPCA to establish a decentralized wastewater grant program.

H.R. 5845

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to reduce the production and use of certain single-use plastic products and packaging, improve the responsibility of producers in the design, collection, reuse, recycling, and disposal of their consumer products and packaging, and prevent pollution from consumer products and packaging from entering animal and human food chains and waterways.

H.R. 5841

would decrease the incidence of food waste.

S. 3263

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to reduce the production and use of certain single-use plastic products and packaging, improve the responsibility of producers in the design, collection, reuse, recycling, and disposal of their consumer products and packaging, and prevent pollution from consumer products and packaging from entering animal and human food chains and waterways.

H.R. 5842

would authorize the Administrator of EPA to award grants to entities to participate in decisions impacting the health and safety of their communities, including the release of certain hazardous air pollutants and the permitting of solid waste disposal facilities and hazardous waste facilities.

H. Con. Res. 89

would encourage the Trump Administration to maintain protections under NEPA and reverse ongoing administrative actions to weaken this landmark law and its protections for American communities.

S. 3269

would set and meet a national goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050.

H.R. 4737

which would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Under Secretary for Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security to research and evaluate existing federal research regarding approaches to mitigate climate change on homeland security to identify areas for further research within the Department, and research and develop approaches to mitigate the consequences of climate change on homeland security, was passed by the House.

H.R. 5799

would amend the FWPCA with respect to normal farming activities and to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA to apply certain decisions of the Secretary of Agriculture when enforcing the Act.

H. Res. 835

would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the federal government should establish a national goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land and ocean of the United States by 2030.

H.R. 5796

would enhance consumer access to electric energy and natural gas information, and allow for the adoption of innovative products and services to help consumers manage their energy usage.

H.R. 5787

would amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections.

H.R. 5770

would establish a national network of electric vehicle charging stations.