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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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S. 4908

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

H.R. 8769

would support the sustainable aviation fuel market.

H.R. 7954

which would reauthorize the Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Act, was passed by the House.

H.R. 4636

which would authorize the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development to prioritize and advance efforts to improve waste management systems and prevent and reduce plastic waste and marine debris, was passed by the House.

H. Res. 672

which would support the Three Seas Initiative in its efforts to increase energy independence and infrastructure connectivity thereby strengthening U.S. and European national security, was passed by the House.

H.R. 7276

which would establish an interagency working group to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to control locust outbreaks in the East Africa region and address future outbreaks in order to avert mass scale food insecurity and potential political destabilization, was passed by the House.

H.R. 8761

would reduce premiums under the National Flood Insurance Program for certain properties.

H.R. 8759

would approve certain advanced biofuel registrations to require the consideration of certain advanced biofuel pathways and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

H.R. 8760

would require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue an annual report to Congress projecting and accounting for the economic costs directly and indirectly caused by the impacts of climate change, and require the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to establish a Federal Advisory Panel on the Economics of Climate Change.

S. 1069

which would require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the NOAA, to establish a constituent-driven program to provide a digital information platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support tools, training, and best practices and to support collection of priority coastal geospatial data to inform and improve local, state, regional, and federal capacities to manage the coastal region, was passed by the House.

S. 4897

would reestablish U.S. global leadership in nuclear energy, revitalize domestic nuclear energy supply chain infrastructure, support the licensing of advanced nuclear technologies, and improve the regulation of nuclear energy.

S. 1342

which would require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of NOAA for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, was passed by the Senate.

S. 2981

which would reauthorize and amend the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps Act, was passed by the Senate.

S. 4462

which would establish a national integrated flood information system within NOAA, was passed by the Senate.

H.R. 8750

would direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of NOAA, to establish a National Coastal Data Information System.

H.R. 8741

would provide that funds made available under Chapter 2003 of Title 54, U.S. Code, for federal and state land acquisitions be used for the acquisition of lands and waters for coastal conservation, shoreline protection, and recreational access.

H.R. 8743

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to make certain energy tax credits fully refundable and to delay the tax credit phase down.