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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 45, Issue 21

H.R. 3076, Bill Introduced

would amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to increase the number of base acres upon which agricultural producers are authorized to grow fruits and vegetables without a resulting reduction in payment acres on their farm when the produce is used to help alleviate a food desert.

H.R. 3072, Bill Introduced

would remove the authority of DOE to amend or issue new energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans.

H.R. 3066, Bill Introduced

would clarify that houses of worship are eligible for certain disaster relief and emergency assistance on terms equal to other eligible private nonprofit facilities.

H.R. 3064, Bill Introduced

would authorize highway infrastructure and safety, transit, motor carrier, rail, and other surface transportation programs.

S. J. Res. 19, Bill Introduced

would joint resolution to express Congress' disfavor regarding the proposed agreement for cooperation between the United States and China transmitted to Congress by President Obama on April 21, 2015, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

S. 1783, Bill Introduced

would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to clarify a provision relating to the designation of a northern transportation route in Washington County, Utah.

S. 1782, Bill Introduced

would permit state transportation departments to approve a justification report for a project to build or modify a freeway-to-crossroad interchange on the Interstate Highway System within a transportation management area in the state.

S. 1780, Bill Introduced

would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to promote watershed health.

S. 1769, Bill Introduced

would amend the African Elephant Conservation Act to conserve elephants while appropriately regulating ivory in the United States.

S. 1768, Bill Introduced

authorize states to enforce safety requirements related to wellbores at interstate storage facilities.

H.R. 3062, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the use of eminent domain in carrying out certain projects.

H.R. 3056, Bill Introduced

would provide for certain special congressional review procedures for EPA rulemakings.

S. 1763, Bill Introduced

would require a study on the public health and environmental impacts of the production, transportation, storage, and use of petroleum coke.

S. 1761, Bill Introduced

would take certain federal land located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria.

S. 1756, Bill Introduced

would help small businesses take advantage of energy efficiency.

H.R. 3079, Bill Introduced

would take certain federal land located in Tuolumne County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians.

H.R. 3070, Bill Introduced

would clarify the landward boundary of the exclusive economic zone between areas south of Montauk, New York, and Point Judith, Rhode Island for purposes of all federal laws governing marine fisheries management.

S. 1777, Bill Introduced

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize USDA to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho.

H.R. 2997, Chamber Action

would authorize HUD to carry out a demonstration program to enter into budget-neutral, performance-based contracts for energy and water conservation improvements for multifamily residential units.

S. 1755, Bill Introduced

would provide for a five-year extension of the tax credit for residential energy efficient property.

H.R. 387, Chamber Action

would provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

H.R. 208, Chamber Action

would require the Small Business Administration to establish a program to make loans to certain businesses, homeowners, and renters affected by Superstorm Sandy.

H.R. 3045, Bill Introduced

would amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize certain recycled water projects.

H.R. 3043, Bill Introduced

would allow allocation of certain renewable energy tax credits to Indian tribes.

H.R. 3041, Bill Introduced

would require DOE to provide loans and grants for solar installations in low-income and underserved areas.

S. 1749, Bill Introduced

would allow allocation of certain renewable energy tax credits to Indian tribes.

H. Res. 358, Bill Introduced

would welcome the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Committee's inscription of the San Antonio Missions to the World Heritage list, recognize the San Antonio Missions as having universal historical and cultural significance, and congratulate the people of San Antonio for their years of hard work to make this designation a reality.

H.R. 3027, Bill Introduced

would authorize the conveyance of four small parcels of land within the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge to address a long-standing boundary discrepancy.

H.R. 3025, Bill Introduced

would provide a criminal penalty for launching drones that interfere with fighting wildfires affecting federal property.

H.R. 3021, Bill Introduced

would amend the Natural Gas Act to allow the use of aerial survey data for certain applications.

H.R. 3015, Bill Introduced

would require EPA to primarily consider, and to separately report, the domestic benefits of any rule that addresses carbon dioxide emissions from electric utility generating units, in any such rule, and in the regulatory impact analysis for such rule.

H.R. 3004, Bill Introduced

would amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

H.R. 2997, Bill Introduced

would authorize HUD to carry out a demonstration program to enter into budget-neutral, performance-based contracts for energy and water conservation improvements for multifamily residential units.

H.R. 2996, Bill Introduced

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to establish wildfires on federal lands as major disasters.

H.R. 2993, Bill Introduced

would amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize funding for water recycling projects in areas experiencing severe drought.

S. 1180, Chamber Action

would direct FEMA to modernize the nation's integrated public alert and warning system.

S. 1748, Bill Introduced

would provide for improved investment in national transportation infrastructure.

S. 1741, Bill Introduced

would establish tire fuel efficiency minimum performance standards, improve tire registration, and help consumers identify recalled tires.

S. 1744, Bill Introduced

would authorize the sale of certain National Forest System land in Georgia.

S. 1736, Bill Introduced

would provide for an investment tax credit related to the production of electricity from offshore wind.

S. 1733, Bill Introduced

would require USDA to establish a forest incentives program to keep forests intact and sequester carbon on private forest land.

S. 1724, Bill Introduced

would provide for environmental restoration and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

S. 1723, Bill Introduced

would amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to promote safe and reliable interconnection and net billing for community solar facilities.