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 advance desalination research and technological innovation.

would provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, and provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources.

would provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, and provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources.

would approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Hualapai Tribe and certain allottees in Arizona, and authorize construction of a water project relating to those water rights claims.

would amend the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act to provide states and communities with additional assistance to plant and maintain trees.

would codify certain regulations implementing NEPA.

would clarify the process and standards for rulemaking establishing standards for energy efficiency in manufactured housing.

would amend Title 40, U.S. Code, to require the Administrator of General Services to procure the most life-cycle cost-effective and energy-efficient lighting products and to issue guidance on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of those products.

would amend the Energy Policy Act to establish an energy efficient appliance rebate program to provide rebates for the manufacturing, distribution, and shipment of certain building electrification products.

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to establish a tax credit for manufacturers of high-efficiency heat pumps and heat pump water heaters.