Category Archives: Environment & Natural Resources

H.R.353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.R.353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 353 authorizes several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) programs with the aim of enhancing weather forecasting and severe weather alerts. To those ends the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research is directed to conduct […]

H.R.1430 – HONEST Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 31, 2017 H.R.1430 – HONEST Act Brief – Under the bill the EPA Administrator shall not propose, finalize, or disseminate a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such covered action is the best available science; specifically identified; and  publicly available online in a manner […]

H.R.1431 – EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 31, 2017 H.R.1431 – EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to ‘amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) member qualifications, public participation, and for other purposes.’ The SAB and its subcommittees and […]

H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill claims ‘To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities’ cbo – “H.R. 1029 would modify the Federal Insecticide,Fungicide, and […]

H.R.1238 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1238 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and […]

S.496 – A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 S.496 – A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”. Brief – SECTION 1. Repeal. The rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan […]

H.R.1214 – Disaster SAVE Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.1214 – Disaster SAVE Act Brief – The bill requires FEMA to begin a program of using simplified procedures for the issuance of public assistance for certain disaster projects requiring public assistance. The Administrator shall immediately establish the threshold for eligibility at $500,000. Not later than May 1, […]

H.R.654 – Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.654 – Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017 Brief – The bill directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out a plan to purchase and install an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone. In this Act, the term “Cascadia Subduction […]

H.R.648 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.648 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir. Brief – Under the bill ‘The Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the State of Wyoming, […]

H.R.1117 – To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.1117 – To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster. Brief – “This bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to report to Congress […]