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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. 2800

would amend the SDWA to require continued and expanded monitoring of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water.

H.R. 2795

would establish national wildlife corridors to provide for the protection and restoration of certain native fish, wildlife, and plant species.

S. 1538

would decrease the deficit by realigning, consolidating, disposing, and improving the efficiency of federal buildings and other civilian real property.

S. 1533

would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.

S. 1523

would prohibit drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

S. 1520

would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.

S. 1518

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

S. 1507

would include certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the Toxics Release Inventory.

S. 1499

would establish national wildlife corridors to provide for the protection and restoration of certain native fish, wildlife, and plant species.

H.R. 2776

would make certain municipalities eligible for grants under the FWPCA.

H.R. 2764

would amend the CAA to create a national zero emission vehicle standard.

H.R. 2759

would require the Secretary of Defense to enhance the readiness of DOD to challenges relating to climate change and to improve the energy and resource efficiency of the Department.

H.R. 2748

would establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and maximize government efficiency and reduce costs in cooperation with state, local, and tribal governments and other entities.

H.R. 2741

would rebuild and modernize the nation's infrastructure to expand access to broadband and Next Generation 9-1-1, rehabilitate drinking water infrastructure, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields, strengthen health care infrastructure, create jobs, and protect public health and the environment.

S. 1498

would require the Secretary of Defense to enhance the readiness of DOD to challenges relating to climate change and improve the energy and resource efficiency of the Department.

S. 1487

would amend the CAA to create a national zero emission vehicle standard.

S. 1482

would establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and maximize government efficiency and reduce costs in cooperation with state, local, and tribal governments and other entities.

S. 1473

would amend the SDWA to require the Administrator of EPA to set maximum contaminant levels for certain chemicals.

H.R. 2711

would amend the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 to require the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce and prevent gas waste, and enhance gas measuring and reporting, and to codify a final rule of EPA regarding certain emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector.

H.R. 2705

would establish a Water Infrastructure Trust Fund.

H.R. 2704

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for transfers of the renewable electricity production credit and the energy credit.

H.R. 2699

would amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.

H.R. 2578

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

S. 1429

would amend the ESA to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species.

S. 1426

would amend the ESA to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.

H.R. 2685

would amend the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2025.

H.R. 2665

would direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a smart energy and water efficiency program.

H.R. 2664

would improve energy performance in federal buildings.

H.R. 2659

would establish a research, development, and technology demonstration program to improve the efficiency of gas turbines used in combined cycle and simple cycle power generation systems.

H. Res. 367

would recognize that climate change most severely impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the United States and around the world, and that it is the responsibility of the U.S. government to work with its global partners to promote environmental justice and climate justice.

H.R. 2640

would withdraw certain BLM land from mineral development.

H.R. 2638

would direct the Administrator of EPA to issue guidance on minimizing the use of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

H.R. 2626

would encourage federal agencies to expeditiously enter into or amend cooperative agreements with states for removal and remedial actions to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contamination in drinking, surface, and groundwater, and land surface and subsurface strata.

H.R. 2622

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for production of refined coal.

H.R. 2616

would amend Title 23, U.S. Code, to establish a grant program for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and hydrogen fueling infrastructure along the National Highway System.

H.R. 2608

would require the testing of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances under TSCA.

S. 1405

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for production of refined coal.

S. 1396

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of municipal solid waste.

S. 1386

would modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain land.