Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws in reverse chronological order.

would provide increased financial assistance for farmers markets and farmers market nutrition programs to increase local agricultural production through food bank in-house production and local farmer contracting.

would require the Secretary of the Army to include communities affected by major disasters in the definition of an economically disadvantaged community.

would establish the Great Bend of the Gila National Conservation Area in the state of Arizona.

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to deny deductions for marketing related to the extraction, distribution, or consumption of fossil fuels.

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Nulhegan River and Paul Stream in the state of Vermont for potential addition to the national wild and scenic rivers system.

would combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing at its sources globally.

would require the Secretary of the Interior to take certain measures with respect to protecting the Salton Sea.

would amend the definition of marine highway transportation to include the carriage by a documented vessel of cargo that is bulk, liquid, or loose cargo loaded in tanks, holds, hoppers, or on deck.

would direct the Secretary of Energy to restrict certain grants to any state that has in effect a law prohibiting hydraulic fracturing within such state.

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to tax excess profits of large oil and gas companies, impose a tax on the repurchase of stock by large oil and gas companies, and end the use of the LIFO method of accounting by large oil and gas trades or businesses.