Pending Federal Legislation

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The following is a list and description of current pending federal legislation on climate change in both the House and the Senate.

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House Bills

H.R. 10: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011: To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: March 8 2011.

H.R. 66: Waste-to-Energy Technology Act of 2011: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an investment tax credit for waste-to-energy facilities. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: January 5 2011.

H.R. 97: Free Industry Act: To amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: February 1 2011.

H.R. 153: Ensuring Affordable Energy Act: To prohibit funding for the Environmental Protection Agency to be used to implement or enforce a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases, and for other purposes. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: February 1 2011.

H.R. 199: Protect America's Energy and Manufacturing Jobs Act of 2011: To suspend, during the 2-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, any Environmental Protection Agency action under the Clean Air Act with respect to carbon dioxide or methane pursuant to certain proceedings, other than with respect to motor vehicle emissions, and for other purposes. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: February 1 2011.

H.R. 230: 21st Century Energy Independence Act of 2011: To authorize the Secretary of Energy to make loan guarantees for cellulosic ethanol production technology development. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: February 10 2011.

H.R. 253: Clean Vehicles for Cleaner Air Act of 2011: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a business credit relating to the use of clean-fuel and fuel efficient vehicles by businesses within areas designated as nonattainment areas under the Clean Air Act. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: January 7 2011.

H.R. 279: To prohibit any Federal agency or official, in carrying out any Act or program to reduce the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change, from imposing a fee or tax on gaseous emissions emitted directly by livestock: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the manufacturer limitation on the number of new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles eligible for credit. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: January 26 2011.

Senate Bills

S. 152: Dual Fuel Vehicle Act of 2011: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure the availability of dual fueled automobiles and light duty trucks, and for other purposes. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: January 25 2011.

S. 187: Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2011: A bill to provide for the expansion of the biofuels market. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: January 25 2011.

S. 228: Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act: A bill to preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: January 31 2011.

S. 231: EPA Stationary Source Regulations Suspension Act: A bill to suspend, until the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, any Environmental Protection Agency action under the Clean Air Act with respect to carbon dioxide or methane pursuant to certain proceedings, other than with respect to motor vehicle emissions, and for other purposes. This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. Last Action: January 31 2011.

References

"Pending U.S. Legislation in the 112th Congress." Climate.BNA.com. Web. 14 Mar. 2011. <http://climate.bna.com/climate/tracker.aspx>.

External Links

Climate.BNA.com: Legislation Tracker

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