Recent Federal Bills

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

would transfer funds for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities to the Attorney General to award grants to states to promote safety and security in schools.

would amend the Energy Policy Act to provide for direct loans to Indian tribes and tribal energy development organizations for energy development.

would amend the CAA to modify the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations.

which would provide funding, establish programs, and otherwise modify provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment, was passed by the Senate.

which would provide for congressional disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, U.S. Code, of the rule submitted by CEQ relating to “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions,” was passed by the Senate.

would enact the Section 401 Certification Rule.

which would require the Administrator of EPA to carry out certain activities to improve recycling and composting programs in the United States, was passed by the Senate.

would amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 with respect to stormwater management for the city of East Point, Georgia.

would amend the Plant Protection Act to establish a fund for spotted wing drosophila research and mitigation. 

would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the taking, importation, exportation, and breeding of certain cetaceans for public display.