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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.

Volume 48, Issue 5

H.R. 4975, Bill Introduced

would amend the Atomic Energy Act to provide for consultation with state, tribal, and local governments, the consideration of State, tribal, and local concerns, and the approval of post-shutdown decommissioning activities reports by the NRC.

S. 2396, Bill Introduced

would amend the Atomic Energy Act to prohibit certain waivers and exemptions from emergency preparedness and response and security regulations. 

S. 2388, Bill Introduced

would amend the Atomic Energy Act to provide for consultation with state, tribal, and local governments, the consideration of state, tribal, and local concerns, and the approval of post-shutdown decommissioning activities reports by the NRC. 

H.R. 4953, Bill Introduced

would facilitate a national pipeline of spectrum for commercial use. 

H.R. 4951, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into agreements with state and local governments to provide for the continued operation of public land, open air monuments and memorials, units of the National Park System, units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and units of the National Forest System during a lapse in appropriations. 

H.R. 4932, Bill Introduced

would address the disparate impact of climate change on women and support the efforts of women globally to address climate change.

H.R. 4926, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce the rate of the corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to retired and disabled Americans. 

S. 2371, Bill Introduced

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

S. 2368, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce the rate of the corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to retired and disabled Americans. 

H.R. 1178, Committee Action

The bill would provide that an order by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted. 

H.R. 4299, Committee Action

The bill would provide for the indefinite duration of certain military land withdrawals, to improve the management of lands currently subject to such withdrawals and to make the management of such lands more transparent.

H.R. 1157, Committee Action

The bill would clarify the United States interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.