US HB794 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 54-0)
Status: Introduced on February 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-05 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
Pending: House Environment and Climate Change Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Directs the President to declare a national emergency with respect to climate change. The President, in responding to the emergency, must ensure that the government invests in large scale mitigation and resiliency projects; makes investments that enable a racially and socially just transition to a clean energy economy by ensuring that at least 40% of investments flow to historically disadvantaged communities; avoids solutions that increase inequality or violate human rights; creates jobs that conform to labor standards that provide family sustaining wages and benefits and ensure safe workplaces; prioritizes local and equitable hiring and contracting that creates opportunities for marginalized communities; combats environmental injustice; and reinvests in existing public sector institutions and creates new public sector institutions to strategically mobilize and channel investments at the scale and pace required by the national emergency. The President shall report annually on actions taken in response to the national emergency.

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Title

Climate Emergency Act of 2021 National Climate Emergency Act of 2021

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
2021-02-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB938 (Related) 2021-03-23 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Subjects

Agricultural conservation and pollution
Agricultural practices and innovations
Air quality
Alternative and renewable resources
Climate change and greenhouse gases
Disability and health-based discrimination
Economic development
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Environmental health
Environmental protection
Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
Industrial policy and productivity
Infrastructure development
Internet and video services
Internet, web applications, social media
Manufacturing
Minority and disadvantaged businesses
Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
Racial and ethnic relations
Residential rehabilitation and home repair
Rural conditions and development
Small business
Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
Wages and earnings
War and emergency powers
Wetlands
Women in business
Worker safety and health

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