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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 47, Issue 29

H.R. 4026, Bill Introduced

would take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. 

H.R. 3981, Bill Introduced

would establish a cost of greenhouse gases for carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide to be used by federal agencies. 

H.R. 3979, Bill Introduced

would amend the Fish and Wildlife Act to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

H.R. 3970, Bill Introduced

would assist communities affected by stranded nuclear waste. 

H.R. 3967, Bill Introduced

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize states to restrict interstate waste imports and impose higher fees on out-of-state waste.

S. 1957, Bill Introduced

would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a gasoline supply reserve in Florida.

S. 1941, Bill Introduced

would amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to clarify the treatment of authentic Alaska Native articles of handicraft containing nonedible migratory bird parts. 

S. 1940, Bill Introduced

would amend the Fish and Wildlife Act to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

S. 1932, Bill Introduced

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for certain wildfire mitigation assistance. 

S. 1930, Bill Introduced

would establish a cost of greenhouse gases for carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide to be used by federal agencies. 

S. 692, Chamber Action

which would provide for integrated municipal wastewater plan permits, establish an Office of Municipal Ombudsman, promote green infrastructure, and require the revision of financial capability guidance, was passed by the Senate.

H.R. 3961, Bill Introduced

would approve the Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act. 

H.R. 3959, Bill Introduced

would amend the CAA to give states the option of monitoring covered criteria air pollutants in designated areas by greatly increasing the number of air quality sensors in exchange for greater regulatory flexibility in the methods of monitoring. 

H.R. 3958, Bill Introduced

would approve the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act.

S. 1919, Bill Introduced

would approve the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act. 

S. 1919, Bill Introduced

would approve the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act. 

H.R. 1117, Chamber Action

which would require the FEMA Administrator to submit a report regarding certain plan for assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster, was passed by the Senate. 

H.R. 3936, Bill Introduced

would forgive the indebtedness of the National Flood Insurance Program. 

H.R. 3916, Bill Introduced

would amend the ESA to vest in the Secretary of the Interior functions with respect to species of fish that spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to fresh waters. 

H.R. 3914, Bill Introduced

would remove the limitation imposed as a result of receiving funding under the Land and Water Conservation Fund on the conversion of Lake Afton Park in Sedgwick County, Kansas. 

H.R. 3913, Bill Introduced

would amend SMCRA to transfer certain funds to the United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan. 

S. 1911, Bill Introduced

would amend SMCRA to transfer certain funds to the United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan.