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 Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to regional standards for furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps. 

would improve the federal effort to reduce wildland fire risks.

would amend the CZMA to allow the District of Columbia to receive federal funding under the Act. 

would provide additional benefits to American workers whose employment has been impacted as a result of the transition to a clean energy economy.

would express that the House of Representatives opposes punitive natural gas taxes on U.S. businesses, families, and workers. 

would require the use of the voice and vote of the United States in international financial institutions to advance the cause of transitioning the global economy to a clean energy economy and to prohibit U.S. government assistance to countries or entities to support fossil fuel activity. 

would amend the Energy Policy Act to disqualify certain borrowers from receiving a guarantee for a project. 

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to make the credit for residential energy-efficient property refundable. 

would establish an alternative fuel and low-emission aviation technology program. 

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United States.