Category Archives: Environment & Natural Resources

H.R.2371 – Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.2371 – Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act Brief – HR 2371 directs the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for its customers. The pilot project requires the WAPA to publicly display on its website information dating back to FY2008 […]

H.R.4792 – Small Business Access to Capital After a Natural Disaster Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 2, 2018 H.R.4792 – Small Business Access to Capital After a Natural Disaster Act Brief – H.R. 4792t amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (Small Business Advocate) to identify any unique challenges to small businesses affected […]

H.R.2897 – To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.2897 – To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Brief […]

H.R.4667 – Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.4667 – Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes Brief – HR 4667 makes $81 billion in further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending […]

H.R.3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3979 is to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System. “H.R. 3979 would authorize the appropriation of […]

H.R.2880 – Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.2880 – Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act Brief – HR 2880 amends the Federal Power Act to promote closed-loop pumped storage hydropower. The term ‘closed-loop pumped storage project’ means a project in which the upper and lower reservoirs do not impound or directly withdraw water from navigable […]

H.R.2872 – Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Non-powered Dams Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.2872 – Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Non-powered Dams Act Brief – HR 2872 promotes hydropower development at existing non-powered dams. Such qualifying facilities may receive an exemption in whole or in part from the requirements including license requirements. The exemption may be granted if necessary to protect […]

H.R.1733 – To 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

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.1733 – To 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 Brief – Under HR 1733 the Department of Energy is directed to update 2005 reporting on the energy and environmental benefits […]