US SR59 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-1)
Status: Introduced on February 7 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-07 - Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text: CR S1140-1142)
Pending: Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

A resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. This resolution calls for the creation of a Green New Deal with the goals of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions; establishing millions of high-wage jobs and ensuring economic security for all; investing in infrastructure and industry; securing clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all; and promoting justice and equality. The resolution calls for accomplishment of these goals through a 10-year national mobilization effort. The resolution also enumerates the goals and projects of the mobilization effort, including building smart power grids (i.e., power grids that enable customers to reduce their power use during peak demand periods); upgrading all existing buildings and constructing new buildings to achieve maximum energy and water efficiency; removing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation and agricultural sectors; cleaning up existing hazardous waste and abandoned sites; ensuring businesspersons are free from unfair competition; and providing higher education, high-quality health care, and affordable, safe, and adequate housing to all.

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Title

A resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-07SenateReferred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text: CR S1140-1142)

Same As/Similar To

HR109 (Same As) 2019-02-12 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
SJR8 (Related) 2019-03-26 - Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 0 - 57. Record Vote Number: 52. (CR S1971)

Subjects

Aging
Agricultural conservation and pollution
Air quality
Alternative and renewable resources
Atmospheric science and weather
Climate change and greenhouse gases
Competition and antitrust
Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
Disability and paralysis
Disaster relief and insurance
Ecology
Economic development
Electric power generation and transmission
Employee hiring
Employee leave
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Energy efficiency and conservation
Energy research
Environmental protection
Environmental regulatory procedures
Environmental technology
Federal-Indian relations
Food supply, safety, and labeling
Forests, forestry, trees
Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
Health care costs and insurance
Health care coverage and access
Homelessness and emergency shelter
Housing supply and affordability
Hybrid, electric, and advanced technology vehicles
Industrial facilities
Infrastructure development
International organizations and cooperation
Labor-management relations
Land use and conservation
Manufacturing
Natural disasters
Outdoor recreation
Property rights
Public contracts and procurement
Racial and ethnic relations
Research administration and funding
Research and development
Rural conditions and development
Scientific communication
Technology transfer and commercialization
Transportation programs funding
Wages and earnings
Water quality
Water use and supply
Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
Women's rights
Worker safety and health

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