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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. 1289

would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act to reauthorize and modify the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program.

S. 1290

would assist communities affected by stranded nuclear waste.

H.R. 2742

would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a registry for certain individuals who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam on military installations.

S. 1268

would require the Secretary of Transportation to finalize rules to protect consumers from the risks of motor vehicle rollaways and carbon monoxide poisoning from keyless ignition motor vehicles.

S. 1276

would designate certain National Forest System land and certain public land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming as wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, wildland recovery areas, and biological connecting corridors.

S. 1264

would  amend FLPMA to improve the management of grazing permits and leases.

H.R. 2735

would impose a tax on certain trading transactions to invest in our families and communities, improve our infrastructure and our environment, strengthen our financial security, and expand opportunity and reduce market volatility.

S. 1283

would impose a tax on certain trading transactions to invest in our families and communities, improve our infrastructure and our environment, strengthen our financial security, and expand opportunity and reduce market volatility.

S. 1269

would require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to complete an interagency report on the effects of special recreation permits on environmental justice communities.

S. 1266

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to expand the renewable electricity production credit to include electricity produced from hydrogen.

H. Con. Res. 31

would recognize that the climate crisis is disproportionately affecting the health, economic opportunity, and fundamental rights of children; recognize the importance of renewed leadership by the United States in addressing the climate crisis; and recognize the need of the United States to develop a national, comprehensive, and science-based climate recovery plan to phase out fossil fuel emissions, protect and enhance natural sequestration, and put the United States on a path toward stabilizing the climate system.

H.R. 2711

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide an exclusion from gross income for certain wastewater management subsidies.

S. 1239

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide an exclusion from gross income for certain wastewater management subsidies.

H.R. 2674

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for the use of funds in the Hazardous Substance Superfund for the purposes for which they were collected and to ensure adequate resources for the cleanup of hazardous substances under CERCLA. 

S. 1259

would provide that crib bumpers shall be considered banned hazardous products under §8 of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

H.R. 2688

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to permanently allow a tax deduction for the mining, reclaiming, or recycling of critical minerals and metals from the United States and support the development of domestic supply chains for rare earth elements and other critical materials essential to U.S. technology, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and advanced medical devices, broadband infrastructure, transportation, and national defense.

H.R. 2682

would establish an Outdoor Restoration Fund for restoration and resilience projects.

S. 1251

ould authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a program to reduce barriers to entry for farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners in certain voluntary markets.

H. Res. 332

would recognize the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.

H.R. 2703

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to extend the financing of the Superfund.

S. 1254

would improve the processes by which environmental documents are prepared and permits and applications are processed and regulated by federal departments and agencies.

S. 1248

would establish an Outdoor Restoration Fund for restoration and resilience projects.

H.R. 2705

would amend the Natural Gas Act to provide for expanded natural gas exports.

H.R. 2669

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for the authority to reimburse local governments or electric cooperatives for interest expenses.

S. 1246

would amend the Reclamation Project Act to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs.

H.R. 2670

would amend the National and Community Service Act to establish a Civilian Climate Corps to help communities respond to climate change and transition to a clean economy.

S. 1244

would amend the National and Community Service Act to establish a Civilian Climate Corps to help communities respond to climate change and transition to a clean economy.

S. 1210

would amend the Lacey Act Amendments to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act and further the conservation of certain wildlife species.

H.R. 2660

would amend the FWPCA to codify the definition of the term “waters of the United States.”

H.R. 2656

would amend Title 31, U.S. Code, to provide for the issuance of green bonds and to establish the U.S. Green Bank.

H.R. 2644

would provide direct funding to local, tribal, and territorial governments to establish Green New Deal programs and initiatives. 

S. 1208

would amend Title 31, U.S. Code, to provide for the issuance of green bonds and to establish the U.S. Green Bank.

S. 1202

would establish a program to improve community connectivity by identifying and removing or mitigating infrastructural barriers that create obstacles to mobility or economic development or expose the community to pollution and other health and safety risks.

H.R. 2643

would require the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to further develop, finalize, and implement updated regulations for offshore oil and gas pipelines to address long-standing limitations regarding its ability to ensure active pipeline integrity and address safety and environmental risks associated with decommissioning.

H.R. 2639

would establish forest conservation practices through management, reforestation, and utilization which lead to the sequestration of greenhouse gases.

S. 1217

would amend the Securities Exchange Act to require certain disclosures relating to climate change.

S. 1201

would restore the United States’ international leadership on climate change and clean energy.

H.R. 241

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

H.R. 2632

would eliminate any subsidies for flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program for new construction.

H.R. 2635

would reauthorize certain leasing on the outer continental shelf.

H.R. 2621

would direct the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a forestry education and workforce development grant program.

H.R. 2612

would provide for forest landscape projects.

H.R. 2633

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to increase and expand the credit for carbon oxide sequestration.

H.R. 2613

would amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act to establish a competitive grant program under which the Secretary of Agriculture provides grants to land-grant colleges and universities to support agricultural producers in adopting conservation and innovative climate practices.

H. Res. 320

would recognize the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirm the responsibility of the federal government to ensure such water access.

H.R. 2604

would improve the permitting process for critical mineral projects.

H.R. 2585

would conduct fire salvage on certain National Forest System lands burned by wildfire.

H.R. 2581

would establish a biochar demonstration project and biochar grant program.

H.R. 2562

would address the nationwide shortage of tree seedlings.

S. 1150

would authorize appropriations for the maritime environmental and technical assistance program.

S. 1191

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to include biomass heating appliances in the energy credit and extend the credit for residential energy-efficient property.

S. 1167

would eliminate subsidies for fossil fuel production.

S. 1145

would prohibit the placement in service or continued operation of certain natural gas compressor stations as part of a project that would lead to or facilitate natural gas exports.

H.R. 2578

would seek the renegotiation of the Paris Agreement on climate change or the negotiation of a new agreement, including the requirement for the Senate to provide its advice and consent to ratification of any such agreement.

H.R. 2570

would amend the Securities Exchange Act to require certain disclosures relating to climate change.

S. 1189

would amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act to establish a competitive grant program under which the Secretary of Agriculture provides grants to land-grant colleges and universities to support agricultural producers in adopting conservation and innovative climate practices.