Climate Bills

HR. 2326 - Accelerate Reductions in Climate Pollution

  

To Accelerate Reductions in Climate Pollution in order to leave a batter planet for future generations AND to create a Bipartisan Commission to develop economically viable policies to achieve science-based reduction targets 5/3/2017 Intro: by Rep. John Delancey D MO. with 11 co-sponsors. 6 Republican, 5 Democrats 

(California MoC: Alan Lowenthal and Scott Peleco) 

Latest Action: 5/3/2017 Referred to House Science, Space & Technology Committee & House Energy and Commerce Committee 

H.R. 2129 - Climate Change Adapt America Fund Act of 2017

  

Climate Change Adapt America Fund Act of 2017 4/25/2017 intro by Rep Theodor Deutch D.FL Latest Action: 4/25/2017 Referred to Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Ways and Means. (then referred to various sub-committees.) 

S. Bill 922: Climate Change Adapt America Fund Act of 2017 

4/25/2017 intro by Senator Richard Durbin D. IL Latest action 4/25. Referred to Committee on Finance. 

H.R. 1430 - HONEST Act. (Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017)

  

HONEST Act. (Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017) 

Introduced by Rep Lamar Smith R-TX Prohibits the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating regulations or assessments based on science that is not transparent or reproducible. 

Latest Action: 3/30/2017 Passed the House. 228-194. Received in the Senate, read twice and referred to Committee on Environment and Public Works. (see list of committee members) 

H.R. 861 - To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency on 12/31/2018.

  

To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency on 12/31/2018. 

Introduced by Rep Goetz R- Fl 2/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment. 

Action By: House Energy and Commerce. Latest action: 4/28 Referred to Subcommittee on Environment 

H.R. 673 - No Tax Dollars for the United Nations Climate Agenda Act

  

No Tax Dollars for the United Nations Climate Agenda Act 

To prohibit United States contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Green Climate Fund Introduced by Rep Luetkemeyer R-Mo  

Latest Action: 1/24/2017. Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. 

H.R. 1812 - CLIMATE ACT. (Congressional Leadership Mitigating Admin. Threats to the Earth Act)

  

CLIMATE ACT. (Congressional Leadership in Mitigating Administration Threats to the Earth Act) Introduced by Rep Schneider D-Illinois To provide that the Trump’s Executive Order entitled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” (3/28/2017) shall have no force of effect. To prohibit the use of Federal funds to enforce the Executive order, and for other purposes

Latest Action: 3/30/2017 Referred to House Natural Resources 

H.R. 1716 - Prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the EPA.

  

To Prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the EPA. 

Introduced by Rep Valazquez D- NY Latest Action 3/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 

HR 1431 - EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017

  

EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017.

“It revises the process of selecting members of the Science Advisory Board, guidelines forparticipation in board activities, and terms of office.” 

Latest Action:  Passed the House.

Sponsor: Rep. Frank Lucas (Rep. OK) 

H.R.4426 - Sustainable Energy Development Reform Act

  

Sustainable Energy Development Reform Act Intro: 11/16/2017 by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Cosponsors (12) To reform onshore and offshore fossil fuel leasing, exploration and development; 

Promote renewable energy on public lands; prepare for the impact of climate change; Increase industry accountability; improve returns to taxpayers for the development of Federal energy resources; and protect special places and for other purposes. 

LATEST ACTION: Referred to Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  

H.R. 2858 - SUPER Act of 2017

  

SUPER Act of 2017 Intro: 6/08/2017 by Rep Scott Peters (D-CA) Cosponsors:(7) To establish a task force to review policies and measures to promote and to develop best Practices for reduction of short-lived climate pollutants and for other purposes. LATEST ACTION: Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment. 

H.R. 4126 - Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2017

  

Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2017 Intro: 10/25/2017 by Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) Cosponsors (4) To require the Dept. of the Interior to publicly disclose the amounts of fossil fuel production, Including amounts of gas released (as by flaring) and renewable energy production on federal Lands LATEST ACTION: 10/27/2017 Referred to Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources 

H.R. 549 - Supporting the Understanding that Climate Change is Real

 Supporting the Understanding that Climate Change is Real Intro: 10/02/2017 by Rep Adriana Espaillat (D-NY) Cosponsors (12) A resolution supporting the Understanding that Climate Change is Real. LATEST ACTION: Referred to Subcommittee on Environment 

S. Res. 342 - Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement

  

A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that States, Cities, Tribal Nations, Businesses, and institutions of Higher Education in the Unites States should work toward Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Intro: 11/16/2017 Sen Edward Markey (D-MA) Cosponsors (12) LATEST ACTION: Referred to Committee on Foreign Relations 

H.R.195 - Conservative principle “to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment

The resolution invokes the conservative principle “to protect, conserve,  and be good stewards of our environment, responsibly plan for all  market factors, and base our policy decisions in science and  quantifiable facts on the ground.  “If left unaddressed, the consequences of a changing climate have the potential to adversely impact all Americans.”  Introduce March 16, 201 by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21)

S. 2503 - Establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research

To establish Department of Energy policy for science and  energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology  transfer programs, and for other purposes. 3/6/2018  Introduced by Sen Lisa Murkowski, (R  AK): Latest Action: 3/8/2018 Referred to Committee on  Energy and Natural Resource

H.R. 5031 - Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act of 2018

  

Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act of 2018. To Direct the Secretary of Energy to provide for prize competitions relating to climate and energy and for other purposes. 2/15/2018  Introduced by Rep Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)  Co-sponsored by Rep Anna Eshoo plus others.

Latest Action:  2/15/2018 Referred to House Committee on Science, Space and Technology 

H.R. 4932 - Women and Climate Change Act of 2018

  

Establishes a Federal Interagency Working group on Women and Climate Change.

   1. Addressing the effects of climate change on women.

   2. Develop a strategy to prevent and respond to the effects of climate change on women.

   2/5/2018  Introduced by Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA)  Co-sponsored by 10 California Congresspeople and others.

Latest Action:  2/9/2018  Referred to the Subcommittee on Health


H.R. - 4889 Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2018

  

To cap the emissions of greenhouse gases through a requirement to purchase carbon permits,  to distribute the proceeds of such purchases to eligible individuals and for other purposes.1/29/2018  Introduced by Rep Donald Beyer  (D-VA)  plus twenty-four Congresspeople

Latest Action:  2/2/2018  Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment   

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