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.

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to improve accountability of disaster contracts.

would amend the Animal Welfare Act to increase enforcement with respect to violations of the Act.

would amend the SDWA to authorize grants for smart water infrastructure technology.

would amend the FWPCA and the SDWA to authorize grants for smart water infrastructure technology.

would enact the Section 401 Certification Rule.

would amend FIFRA to fully protect the safety of children and the environment and remove dangerous pesticides from use.

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to compensate states for lost revenue for any year during which federal oil and gas leasing of federal land within a state does not occur or otherwise results in lost revenue to that state as a result of an order, moratorium, pause, or other action by the president, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, or other designated official.

would require FERC to certify an Energy Product Reliability Organization to establish and enforce energy product reliability standards.

would provide for the development and issuance of a plan to increase oil and gas production on federal land in conjunction with a drawdown of petroleum reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

would prioritize icebreaker deployments to the Arctic.