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Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For previous summaries, visit the Federal Bills Archive.

Recent Federal Bills

Volume 46, Issue 12

S. 1252, Chamber Action

would authorize a comprehensive strategic approach for U.S. foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger; achieve food and nutrition security; promote inclusive, sustainable, agricultural-led economic growth; improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children; and build resilience among vulnerable populations.

S. 2012, Chamber Action

would provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States.

S. 2830, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to provide for a school and child care lead testing grant program.

S. 2823, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the section 45 credit for refined coal from steel industry fuel.

S. 2821, Bill Introduced

would seek to improve drinking water quality and reduce lead exposure in homes.

S. 2820, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to update and modernize the reporting requirements for contaminants, including lead, in drinking water.

S. 2816, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize the diesel emissions reduction program.

H.R. 5013, Bill Introduced

would provide assistance to communities for the emergency improvement of water systems.

H.R. 5004, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow certain biodiesel and alternative fuel tax credits for fuels derived from animal fats.

H.R. 5002, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the section 45 credit for refined coal from steel industry fuel.

H.R. 4998, Bill Introduced

would amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to provide for consultation with state and local governments, the consideration of state and local concerns, and the approval of post-shutdown decommissioning activities reports by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

H.R. 4986, Bill Introduced

would establish the Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site as a unit of the National Park System.

H.R. 4984, Bill Introduced

would amend title 10, U.S. Code, to permit the Secretary of the Army to produce, treat, manage, and use natural gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky.

H.R. 4979, Bill Introduced

would foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.

S. 2807, Bill Introduced

would amend title 54, U.S. Code, to require state approval before the Secretary of the Interior restricts access to waters under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service for recreational or commercial fishing.

H.R. 4971, Bill Introduced

would amend title 49, U.S. Code, to establish a criminal penalty for recklessly damaging or destroying certain pipeline facilities.

H.R. 4958, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil.

H.R. 4954, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for state water pollution control revolving funds.

S. 1436, Chamber Action

would require the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for certain Native American tribes.

S. 2804, Committee Action

would make appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

H.R. 4947, Bill Introduced

would establish a program to provide reinsurance for state natural catastrophe insurance programs to help the United States better prepare for and protect its citizens against the ravages of natural catastrophes, encourage and promote mitigation and prevention for, and recovery and rebuilding from such catastrophes, and better assist in the financial recovery from such catastrophes.

H.R. 4944, Bill Introduced

would modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the state of Minnesota.

H.R. 4937, Bill Introduced

would amend title 49, U.S. Code, to reauthorize pipeline safety programs and enhance pipeline safety.

S. 2805, Bill Introduced

would modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the state of Minnesota.

S. 2804, Bill Introduced

would make appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.