H.R. 4447 - Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019 [Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act]

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 116-63 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act.

    Text of H.R. 4447 PDF XML

    (as reported)

    H. Rept. 116-504, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce to accompany H.R. 4447

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-3 on Monday, September 21, 2020.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Lesko

1. Structured rule for H.R. 4447.
2. Provides 90 minutes of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-63, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Section 2 provides that following debate, each further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Section 3 provides that at any time after debate the chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3.
9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

10. Closed rule for H.R. 6270.
11. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.
12. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
13. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-64 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
14. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
15. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
16. Closed rule for H.R. 8319.
17. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
18. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that the bill shall not be subject to a question of consideration.
19. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
20. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
21. Provides that clause 2(e) of Rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.
22. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratIncreases the federal government’s requirements on how much renewable energy it consumes to 35% of its total electricity share by 2030, 75% by 2040, and 100% by 2050. Encourages – to the maximum extent possible – renewable energy that is produced on-site at federal facilities, on federal lands, or on Native American lands.Submitted
2Version 1Clarke, Yvette (NY)DemocratEstablishes a pilot program within the Environmental Protection Agency to award funds in the form of grants, rebates and low-cost revolving loans to projects that either (1) replace an existing diesel-powered transport refrigeration unit in a heavy-duty vehicle with an electric unit; or (2) purchase and install shore power infrastructure or related equipment that enables electric transport refrigeration units to operate on grid electricity at places where refrigerated heavy-duty vehicles congregate, such as distribution centers.Made in Order
3Version 1Kinzinger (IL)RepublicanStreamlines and expedites nuclear licensing reviews, processes, and hearings at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), including the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; and harmonizes NRC fees and charges.Submitted
4Version 1Burgess (TX), Bergman (MI)RepublicanExtends the 45Q construction deadline by 2 years to January 1, 2026.Submitted
5Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Energy to certify that this legislation will not reduce the United States' energy security or energy independence.Made in Order
6Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Energy to certify that this legislation will not increase electric rates or gasoline prices.Made in Order
7Version 1Griffith (VA), McKinley (WV)RepublicanClarifies how to determine when a change at an existing facility is considered a modification under section 111 of the Clean Air Act to encourage pollution control, efficiency, safety, and reliability projects.Submitted
8Version 1Cleaver (MO), McKinley (WV)Bi-PartisanDirects the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program for tree planting to reduce residential energy consumption. The Secretary should award sufficient grants each year to plant not less than 300,000 trees a year until 2025.Made in Order
9Version 1Crenshaw (TX)RepublicanStrikes Subtitle A of Title III and inserts a provision to fund research, development, and demonstration of natural gas carbon capture projects as well as funds the creation of a Carbon Utilization Hub at the DOE.Submitted
10Version 3Lipinski (IL)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research program on effects of exposure to low-dose radiation.Made in Order
11Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratSuspends preemption for federal appliance and equipment efficiency standards when DOE misses deadlines to update such standards.Made in Order
12Version 1Latta (OH)RepublicanAuthorizes the Secretary of Energy to establish and operate a uranium reserve for the purposes of ensuring the availability of uranium in the event of a market disruption and supporting strategic fuel cycle capabilities in the United States.Submitted
13Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratDirects GSA to incorporate, to the extent practicable, features, practices, and strategies to reduce bird fatality resulting from collisions with public buildings.Made in Order
14Version 1Lucas (OK)RepublicanExpresses the sense of Congress that in order to reduce emissions and meet 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, or zero emission energy sources while maintaining U.S. leadership in science and technology, the Secretary of Energy must prioritize funding for fundamental research, and research and development infrastructure.Made in Order
15Version 1Lucas (OK)RepublicanExpresses the sense of Congress that in order to reduce emissions and meet 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, or zero emission energy sources while maintaining U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, the U.S. must prioritize investment in domestic energy sources and supply chains, as well as investment in the research and development of exportable next-generation energy technologies.Made in Order
16Version 3DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRevised Establishes a Department of Energy, in coordination with the Department of Labor, grant program for local communities to develop transition plans for their fossil fuel workforce to more sustainable jobs or sectors.Made in Order
17Version 1Kuster (NH)DemocratDoubles funding to $40,000,000 for the Energy Workforce Development program, which will help schools and workforce programs train the next generation of energy workers.Made in Order
18Version 1Norcross (NJ)DemocratWithdrawn Amends the definition of the National Apprenticeship Act, which went into effect on December 30, 2019, and any funds made available under this act that are used to support registered apprenticeship programs.Withdrawn
19Version 1Mucarsel-Powell (FL)DemocratDirects the Secretary to support research and development of underground transmission and distribution lines to lower costs and improve reliability and safety.Made in Order
20Version 2Norcross (NJ)DemocratWithdrawn Amends Offshore Wind Career Training Grant Program to allow funds for pre-apprenticeship programs to help establish and expand educational or career training programs that provide individuals in such programs skills and competencies necessary for employment in the offshore wind industry.Withdrawn
21Version 1González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR), Plaskett (VI), Sablan (MP), Radewagen (AS)Bi-PartisanAdds the text of the bipartisan H.R. 1014, the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, which seeks to amend federal law to study the potential for and authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to the U.S. territories. Establishes a dedicated fund for coral reef conservation and direct a portion of the offshore wind revenues back into local communities.Submitted
22Version 1Norcross (NJ), McKinley (WV)Bi-PartisanCreates a rebate program for energy efficient electrotechnologies upgrades.Made in Order
23Version 1Norcross (NJ)DemocratAllows grant funds for Building efficiency and resiliency to be used to make an addition or alteration to, or to install, replace, or provide maintenance to, an air filtration and purification system of an HVAC system to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All laborers and mechanics employed in the process of the project must be paid prevailing wages.Made in Order
24Version 1Weber (TX)RepublicanExpresses the sense of Congress that power produced from fossil fuels is essential for maintaining the economic growth, national security, and competitiveness of the United States, and that Federal investment in fossil energy research and development programs is instrumental to ensuring the long-term stability of the U.S. fossil fuels industry.Submitted
25Version 1Perlmutter (CO)DemocratModifies the definition of energy storage to broaden its scope.Made in Order
26Version 1Panetta (CA)DemocratDirects the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to fill vacancies for Forest Service law enforcement officers and recreation management staff in National Forests that are at high or very high risk of catastrophic wildfires, are located in or near the wildland-urban interface, and have experienced an increase in visitation over the past decade. Authorizes to be appropriated to carry out this section such such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2021 and each fiscal year thereafter.Submitted
27Version 1Cox (CA)DemocratAdds agricultural applications, such as solar powered smart agricultural monitoring and irrigation systems, as an eligible solar energy research subject area.Made in Order
28Version 2Panetta (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Costa (CA), Garamendi (CA), Harder (CA), Carbajal (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a critical infrastructure and microgrid research program.Made in Order
29Version 1Pingree (ME), Spanberger (VA)DemocratIncludes agricultural and grazing practices and forest management and afforestation as priorities in the Department of Energy’s carbon removal program.Made in Order
30Version 1Garamendi (CA), Newhouse (WA), Cox (CA), Harder (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Costa (CA), Schrier (WA)Bi-PartisanIncreases maximum Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) maturity date from current 35-year up to new 55-year loan term for WIFIA-eligible projects with longer life cycles, such as pumped-storage (hydropower) reservoirs; and clarifies that USBR “transferred works” operated/maintained by local agencies are indeed eligible for WIFIA loans for improvement projects.Submitted
31Version 1LaMalfa (CA), Panetta (CA)Bi-PartisanEstablishes a new biomass energy infrastructure grant program in the Department of Energy to facilitate removal of woody biomass from National Forest lands that are at high risk of wildfire and to transport that biomass to conversion facilitiesSubmitted
32Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratEstablishes an Advanced Energy Technology Research Initiative at FERC to reform power system modeling and update grid services and grid operator software, and authorizes studies on advanced energy and electric grid efficiency.Made in Order
33Version 1Garamendi (CA), Lowenthal (CA)DemocratClarifies that offshore wind projects on the Outer Continental Shelf are indeed subject to jurisdiction of the U.S. Constitution and applicable federal laws, as offshore oil/gas rigs are currently. House passed this language by voice vote in 112th Congress (see H.R. 2360).Made in Order
34Version 2Panetta (CA), Spanberger (VA), LaMalfa (CA), Schrier (WA)Bi-PartisanRevised Doubles the Reforestation Trust FundRevised
35Version 1Duncan (SC)RepublicanDirects the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to submit a report on facilitating efficient, timely environmental reviews of nuclear reactors through expanded use of categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, and generic environmental impact statements.Submitted
36Version 1Duncan (SC)RepublicanProhibits the President from declaring a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing unless Congress authorizes the moratorium and expresses the sense of Congress that states should maintain primacy for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production on state and private lands.Submitted
37Version 2Levin, Mike (CA), Bonamici (OR), Neguse (CO)DemocratRevised Establishes a program to improve wildfire smoke emissions modeling and to develop smoke forecasts. Directs the Environmental Protection Agency to collect data and coordinate research on the impacts of acute air pollution exposure from wildfires.Made in Order
38Version 2Lowenthal (CA)DemocratRevised Requires the Department of Interior to create an online database to annually report the type of energy and emissions produced on federal public lands.Made in Order
39Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy jobs council. The council shall conduct a survey of energy employers and produce annually an energy and employment report.Made in Order
40Version 1Wilson, Joe (SC)RepublicanEvaluates potential demonstration sites across the Department of Energy complex under Advanced Nuclear Reactor Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercial Application Program.Made in Order
41Version 1Beyer (VA), Rooney (FL)Bi-PartisanDirects 30% of revenue from federal offshore wind energy leases to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) national coastal resilience program.Submitted
42Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratWithdrawn Reforms the natural gas pipeline approval process by requiring FERC to undertake an evidentiary hearing or cumulative review of planned energy infrastructure projects in the region to review their necessity and impact relative to one another, and to analyze the cumulative environmental impact of the proposed pipeline in combination with existing gas pipelines.Withdrawn
43Version 1Wilson, Joe (SC)RepublicanRequests that sites for Fuel Cycle Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercial Application be included in the Secretary's report on impact from technologies and concepts studied under the program.Submitted
44Version 3Blunt Rochester (DE)DemocratRevised Funds clean energy and energy efficiency upgrades to critical infrastructure, like schools and hospitals.Made in Order
45Version 2Blunt Rochester (DE)DemocratRevised Creates a competitive grant program at EPA to incentivize ports to create and implement climate action plans.Made in Order
46Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratEnsures that harmed Indian Tribes have an opportunity to address the Klamath Hydroelectric Project's historic and ongoing damages to tribal and fishery resources, and that any annual license includes comprehensive studies of the facility's impacts.Made in Order
47Version 1O'Halleran (AZ)DemocratReauthorizes and increases funding for Section 609 "Rural and Remote Communities Electrification Grants" under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) to assist the economic transition of rural and distressed communities impacted by the downturn of coal-fired power generation. Grants available under this section may be used to increase energy efficiency, upgrade transmission or distribution lines, or modernize electric generation facilities in rural and distressed communities, with an emphasis on renewable energy.Made in Order
48Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanExpands hydropower production by affirming hydropower is an essential renewable resource, modernizing the licensing process, promoting next-generation projects, and reducing market barriers.Submitted
49Version 1Weber (TX), Gallagher (WI), Fulcher (ID)RepublicanAuthorizes comprehensive advanced nuclear energy research and development activities at the Department of Energy.Submitted
50Version 1Schrader (OR)DemocratEstablishes the Home Wildfire Risk Reduction Rebate program, to provide rebates to homeowners to defray the costs of retrofitting an existing home to be wildfire-resistant.Made in Order
51Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanPromotes small and next-generation hydropower projects by creating special licensing terms for small hydropower projects that are unlikely to jeopardize threatened or endangered species or critical habitat, and expedites licensing for next-generation hydropower projects that utilize technologies that protect, mitigate, or enhance environmental resources.Submitted
52Version 1McKinley (WV), Veasey (TX), Armstrong (ND), Gonzalez, Vicente (TX), Cuellar (TX), Costa (CA), Cisneros (CA), Bergman (MI), Cox (CA), Doyle (PA)Bi-PartisanProvides for a direct pay elective for the 45Q carbon oxide sequestration tax credit.Submitted
53Version 1McKinley (WV), Veasey (TX), Armstrong (ND), Gonzalez, Vicente (TX), Mooney (WV), Fletcher (TX), Cuellar (TX), Costa (CA), Cisneros (CA), Schweikert (AZ), Cox (CA), Bergman (MI), Horn (OK), Doyle (PA)Bi-PartisanExtends the "commence construction" date for the 45Q tax credit by 10 years.Submitted
54Version 1Stauber (MN)RepublicanExpands on Buy America requirement to include further critical minerals.Submitted
55Version 1O'Halleran (AZ)DemocratDirects the Department of Energy to establish a "Coal Community Resource Clearinghouse" for the purpose of increasing awareness of Federal and State programs, grants, loans, and technical assistance resources DOE determines could assist economic development and transition activities in communities impacted by the downturn of coal-fired power generation.Made in Order
56Version 1Welch (VT)DemocratWithdrawn Requires that each refinery, blender, and importer subject to a renewable fuel obligation report annually to the EPA that they are complying with the land conservation requirements of the renewable fuel standards, and requires that these reports be made public.Withdrawn
57Version 1Barragán (CA), Beyer (VA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Raskin (MD), Velázquez (NY), Bonamici (OR), Huffman (CA), Lowenthal (CA), Clarke, Yvette (NY), Khanna (CA), Hastings (FL), Kennedy (MA)DemocratEstablishes a $1 billion dollar a year Climate Smart Ports program at EPA to provide grants for ports and port users to invest in zero emissions technology for cargo handling equipment, drayage trucks, and harbor craft. The program also supports the development of shore power and clean energy microgrids at ports.Made in Order
58Version 1Grothman (WI)RepublicanAllows the Secretary of Commerce or the Secretary of the Interior to consider the threat of invasive species before prescribing a fishway be constructed into a dam.Submitted
59Version 1Barragán (CA)DemocratIncreases the authorized appropriation by $40,000,000 for FY 2021-2030 for the EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program, and Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant programs I and II.Made in Order
60Version 1Johnson, Bill (OH)RepublicanGrants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the authority to approve or deny applications for facilities, such as Liquefied Natural Gas terminals, to export natural gas from the United States to foreign countries or import natural gas from foreign countries.Submitted
61Version 1Barragán (CA)DemocratIncreases authorized appropriation levels by $100,000,000 for the Weatherization Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2021-2025.Made in Order
62Version 2Pocan (WI)DemocratRevised Reauthorizes the EPA State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) Program.Made in Order
63Version 1Shimkus (IL)RepublicanPrevents the creation of a database or other registry of vehicle and auto parts information required to be consulted at the point of sale, manufacture, or installation.Submitted
64Version 1Panetta (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Costa (CA), Garamendi (CA), Carbajal (CA)Bi-PartisanExpands financial assistance for weatherization enhancement and innovation to cover the use of materials that are resistant to high heat and fire in dwellings occupied by low-income persons in areas at risk from drought and wildfires.Made in Order
65Version 1McKinley (WV), Gianforte (MT)RepublicanMakes clarifying changes to Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to ensure appropriate compliance with applicable water quality requirements when issuing permits under that section.Submitted
66Version 1Pappas (NH), Schweikert (AZ)Bi-PartisanAdds the text of the bipartisan H.R. 5905, the Joint Long-Term Storage Act, which would establish a joint program between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to integrate current federal efforts to develop long-term energy storage technologies.Submitted
67Version 1Pingree (ME)DemocratIncludes research and development that reduces impacts on existing ocean uses and increases coordination between offshore wind and existing users, including the commercial fishing industry, as purposes of the Department of Energy’s wind energy research and development grant program.Made in Order
68Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Interior to report to Congress on the use of forced labor practices to extract critical minerals from foreign sources for export to the United States.Made in Order
69Version 3Schrier (WA), Bonamici (OR), Panetta (CA)DemocratRevised Given the western wildfires, the issue of wildfire smoke and the impact on specialty crops and farm worker health, the attached amendment directs research to improve modeling of wildfire smoke transport with the goals of better predicting wildfire smoke transport, the impact of wildfire smoke on weather, and the impact of varying levels of wildfire smoke and corresponding transport on specialty crop production and farm worker safety.Revised
70Version 1Johnson, Bill (OH)RepublicanRequires expedited consideration of certain nuclear technology exports, and it requires the Department of Energy and the Government Accountability Office to author specified reports.Submitted
71Version 1Hayes (CT), Cárdenas (CA)DemocratAmends Section 6201, the Reauthorization of the Clean School Bus Program. Reserves $100 million of $130 million per fiscal year between 2021-2025 for awards to eligible recipients proposing to replace school buses with zero-emission school buses.Made in Order
72Version 1Thompson, Mike (CA), Huffman (CA), Garamendi (CA), Panetta (CA)DemocratEstablishes a reliability standard, within the Federal Power Act, regarding extreme weather events. Directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to create a program and publish a report for states and local utilities on ways to improve the resiliency of their electrical grids.Made in Order
73Version 2Peters (CA)DemocratRevised Establishes an interagency task force to create an action plan to reduce super pollutants based on policy recommendations provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, U.S. Climate Alliance, and other relevant agencies.Made in Order
74Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanStreamlines the import and export of energy products (oil, gas, electricity) across international borders and improves the Presidential Permit process.Submitted
75Version 1Dingell (MI), Walberg (MI)Bi-PartisanAmends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to modify and make technical changes to the definition of water heater under energy conservation standards.Made in Order
76Version 2Peters (CA)DemocratRevised Directs EPA, DOE and other relevant agencies to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce black carbon emissions from the international shipping industry through its membership in the International Maritime Organization (IMO), including binding limits on black carbon as part of the Polar Code.Made in Order
77Version 1Escobar (TX)DemocratRequires the Department of Energy to give special consideration to minority-serving institutions, or a multi-institutional consortium which includes a minority-serving institution, when awarding grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements for solar energy research and development programs.Made in Order
78Version 2Harder (CA)DemocratRevised Directs the Secretary of Energy to generate a map that maps wildfire risk around utilities to allow for better planning for grid hardening, vegetation management, and emergency access points, among other things.Made in Order
79Version 1Thompson, Mike (CA), Horsford (NV), Horn (OK)DemocratClarifies that energy use avoided through the use of geothermal pump technology is considered renewable energy produced for the purposes of this bill.Made in Order
80Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress on the effect of variable and distributed energy resources on the reliability of the electric grid, specifically pertaining to natural disasters and physical or cyber attacks on the grid infrastructure.Made in Order
81Version 2McKinley (WV), Miller (WV), Mooney (WV)RepublicanRevised Authorizes the Appalachian Regional Commission to provide technical assistance and grants to individuals or entities in the Appalachian region for projects and activities: (1) to conduct research and analysis regarding the impact of an ethane storage hub in the region; (2) with the potential to significantly contribute to the economic resilience of the area where the project is located; and (3) that will help establish a regional energy hub in the region for natural gas and natural gas liquids.Revised
82Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanSupports state primacy on energy development by requiring State approval of any ban on hydraulic fracturing on Federal lands within the State.Submitted
83Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Transportation’s report on electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure in underserved communities to identify the potential for, and obstacles to, recruiting and entering into contracts with locally-owned small and disadvantaged businesses, including women- and minority-owned businesses, to deploy EV charging infrastructure in these communities.Made in Order
84Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratStrikes section 3109 on methane hydrates.Made in Order
85Version 2Stauber (MN)RepublicanRevised Requires the Secretary of Commerce to certify that no child labor will be used to fulfill energy goals and infrastructure in the bill.Revised
86Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanRestores references to the Forest Service.Submitted
87Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress on the potential duplication of research efforts in the Department of Energy’s applied energy programs, evaluate the opportunity costs associated with such efforts, and examine the impact of combining duplicated projects. Also requires recommendations on streamlining research grant process.Made in Order
88Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratProhibits the use of certain hazardous substances linked to respiratory sensitization and asthma in thermal insulating materials for low income housing weatherization.Made in Order
89Version 2Waltz (FL), Gosar (AZ)RepublicanRevised Inserts the American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020 which aims to reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical minerals and onshore the United States supply chain.Revised
90Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratPrevents natural gas companies from using the power of eminent domain.Submitted
91Version 2Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratRevised Requires the public awareness campaign to include projected environmental impact, and information on how to find more information on the grant.Made in Order
92Version 1Hudson (NC)RepublicanImproves education and training programs within the Department of Energy and provides grant funding to eligible entities to incentivize the use of energy workforce training programs.Submitted
93Version 1Gosar (AZ), Levin, Mike (CA)Bi-PartisanRestores the text of H.R.3794, Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019, as ordered to be reported by the Natural Resources Committee.Submitted
94Version 2Doggett (TX), Raskin (MD), Cisneros (CA), Beyer (VA), Huffman (CA), Porter (CA), Pocan (WI), Barragán (CA), Casten (IL)DemocratRevised Direct the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study to evaluate the efficacy of carbon capture technology and to identify industries where energy efficiency is most enhanced by the addition of carbon capture technology.Made in Order
95Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratEncourages institutions of higher education that receive grants for the construction of training and assessment centers to identify and consider qualified diverse candidates during the procurement process.Made in Order
96Version 2Bera (CA)DemocratRevised Directs the Secretary of Energy to support R&D on tools and technologies for improving electric grid and energy sector safety and resilience during concurrent or co-located severe weather events.Made in Order
97Version 1Levin, Andy (MI), Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratAmends various programs under subtitle E – EV Infrastructure by expanding on the definition of “underserved or disadvantaged community” used under this subtitle; ensuring EV supply equipment listed as eligible for the rebate program is ADA compliant; requiring identification of nearby existing publicly available EV supply equipment in the EV infrastructure rebate program application; requiring the Secretary of Energy in developing standards for an electric vehicle charging network to provide considerations for addressing range anxiety and the need for a nationwide network of EV charging infrastructure; and ensuring State Energy Transportation Plans include considerations for statewide networks of EV charging infrastructure and modernization to electric grids to be powered by renewable energy sources.Made in Order
98Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the EPA administrator to certify that Title IX, Subtitle B will not increase the price of medical devices, particularly in low-income communities.Submitted
99Version 3Lujan (NM), Wilson, Joe (SC), Casten (IL), Torres Small, Xochitl (NM)Bi-PartisanRevised Creates a congressionally-authorized Department of Energy foundation to support the Department’s energy missions and to increase collaboration to accelerate the commercialization of energy technologies.Made in Order
100Version 1Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratDirects the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, and acting through the Bureau of Labor statistics to collect and analyze labor market data to track workforce trends resulting from renewable energy and energy efficiency technology initiatives. Authorizes appropriations of $10,000,000 for each fiscal years 2021 through 2025 to carry out this section.Made in Order
101Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Pressley (MA)DemocratChanges emissions reduction goal standard from Paris Climate Agreement to emissions reduction goals of (1) global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from human sources of 40 to 60 percent from 2010 levels by 2030; and (2) net-zero global emissions of greenhouse gases from human sources by 2050.Submitted
102Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratWithdrawn Encourages the improvement of the domestic supply chain for wind energy systems and its component parts.Withdrawn
103Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Energy to evaluate, on state applications for “State Leadership Grants,” which support the implementation of smart manufacturing technology, whether proposed projects will benefit diverse communities.Made in Order
104Version 1Babin (TX)RepublicanEnsures that DOE prioritizes research in carbon capture, utilization, and storage that is applicable to current fossil fuel powered systems and that the responsible use of fossil fuels continues to enhance our energy independence and national security.Submitted
105Version 1Ruiz (CA), Schrader (OR), Thompson, Mike (CA), Brindisi (NY), Horn (OK), Cisneros (CA), Stevens (MI), Hudson (NC), Mullin (OK), Burgess (TX)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Conforms Sec. 6601 with H.R. 5434 to allow for modification of a vehicle into one that is not legal for street operation and is to be used solely for competition.Withdrawn
106Version 2Scott, Bobby (VA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL)DemocratRevised Supports the use of modeling and simulation tools to more efficiently design, site, permit, manufacture, construct, operate, maintain, and decommission wind energy systems.Made in Order
107Version 2Axne (IA), Bustos (IL)DemocratRevised Adds biofuels facilities as eligible for funding under the Carbon Capture Program.Made in Order
108Version 1Schweikert (AZ)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the benefits of blue hydrogen technology and how that can further enhance the deployment and adoption of carbon capture and storage.Made in Order
109Version 1Flores (TX)RepublicanProvides for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and other purposes.Submitted
110Version 1Lujan (NM), Castor (FL)DemocratSupports the growth of local solar energy by making community solar more accessible to all consumers and ratepayers, including lower-income consumers, by requiring states to consider enacting policies to allow community solar projects.Made in Order
111Version 1Stevens (MI), Dingell (MI)DemocratDirects the Secretary to establish a program of research, development, and demonstration activities on more efficient and sustainable materials, technologies, and processes for the manufacture, development, and use of the passenger and commercial vehicles.Made in Order
112Version 2Wild (PA), Jeffries (NY)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to establish a program to provide competitive grants to eligible entities to pay for pre-apprenticeship training for individuals or on-the-job training of a new or existing employee.Made in Order
113Version 1Kinzinger (IL)RepublicanDefers collection of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) fees for either (a) one year; or (b) the date on which the emergency declaration relating to the COVID pandemic ends, whichever is sooner.Submitted
114Version 1Gomez (CA)DemocratEnhances Weatherization Assistance Protection (WAP) protections for low-income renters by imposing limitations on rent increases, evictions, and property sales after weatherization improvements.Submitted
115Version 3Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratRevised Creates a task force led by the Secretary of Energy, which would be tasked with creating a report identifying tools that the Federal Government can use to advance the deployment of carbon dioxide removal projects.Made in Order
116Version 1Fletcher (TX), Cuellar (TX), Horn (OK)DemocratStrikes the section preventing the phased construction of pipelines.Submitted
117Version 1Torres Small, Xochitl (NM)DemocratWithdrawn Codifies the extension and expansion of limitations on importation of uranium from the Russian Federation.Withdrawn
118Version 2Beyer (VA)DemocratRevised Modifies the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act.Revised
119Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratDirects the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture to submit reports to Congress on the investments necessary to support an expanded full-time, year-round firefighting workforce, including how such investments could increase suppression capacity and be utilized during periods of low wildfire activity in support of additional hazardous fuels reduction, including prescribed burns or managed wildfire, in order to reduce risks to vulnerable communities, critical infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources.Submitted
120Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratRequires the EPA Administrator to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to assess methods for life cycle greenhouse gas emissions analyses for low-carbon transportation fuels.Made in Order
121Version 1Amendment number not in use.Submitted
122Version 2DeGette (CO)DemocratLate Revised Updates the methane waste prevention rules of the Bureau of Land Management.Made in Order
123Version 1Delgado (NY)DemocratLate Requires the Department of Labor and the Department of Energy to project the current and future workforce needs and shortages within the clean energy technology industry.Made in Order
124Version 3DeGette (CO), Perlmutter (CO)DemocratLate Revised Requires EPA to identify 100 environmental justice communities overburdened by pollution violations and implement strategies for ending the violations.Made in Order
125Version 1Plaskett (VI), Lieu (CA), San Nicolas (GU)DemocratLate Establishes a Department of Energy grant program for investments in renewable energy systems, energy efficiency activities, energy storage, smart grids, or microgrids in territories of the United States, as well as for training local residents. Grants would be awarded to non-profit organizations and the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories may provide technical assistance.Made in Order
126Version 1Lee, Susie (NV), Tonko (NY)DemocratLate Amends subtitle C of Title II to facilitate a streamlined process for the local permitting of distributed energy systems.Made in Order
127Version 2McAdams (UT)DemocratLate Revised Allows for copper to be included in Buy American definitions.Revised
128Version 1Gabbard (HI), Case (HI)DemocratLate Provides a 15% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) and resumes the 15% ITC for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).Submitted
129Version 1Golden (ME)DemocratLate Incorporates biomass systems into the Distributed Renewable Energy section of the bill, as well as the energy workforce development and grant program sections.Made in Order
130Version 1Barragán (CA)DemocratLate Establishes a climate justice grants program, administered by EPA, to provide local government and community non-profit grants to environmental justice communities for climate mitigation and climate adaptation projects. The authorized appropriation is $1 billion a year for FY 2021-2025.Made in Order
131Version 3Finkenauer (IA)DemocratLate Revised Provides labor standards for clean energy projects being funded in whole or in part by provisions of this bill.Made in Order
132Version 1Loebsack (IA), Velázquez (NY)DemocratLate Establishes a grant program within DOE for the purpose of making energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities.Made in Order
133Version 1Peters (CA)DemocratLate Requires the DOE to release the Interconnections Seams Study, which may support efforts to increase renewable energy transmission, and has reportedly been held and/or altered for political reasons.Made in Order
134Version 1Raskin (MD)DemocratLate Withdrawn Prohibits the use of eminent domain if an outstanding tolling order issued by FERC is in effect.Withdrawn
135Version 1Harder (CA)DemocratLate Requires the Centers of Excellence to consider the public health effects of wildfire smoke on outdoor workers, strengthens research and outreach, requires collaboration between centers and grantees, and sets a standard for determining Centers.Made in Order
136Version 1McNerney (CA), Bonamici (OR)DemocratLate Directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to collect data following wildfires in the wildland-urban interface related to the influence of building materials on structural fires and how wind, terrain, and moisture affect wildland fires. NIST would also be required to conduct research on and develop metrics for economic outcomes associated with wildland-urban interface fire mitigation.Made in Order
137Version 1Haaland (NM), Gallego (AZ)DemocratLate Ensures that the HA-LEU program created in the bill will not negatively impact the natural or cultural resources of Tribal communities or Native Nations or degrade ground or surface water quality as a result of uranium mining.Made in Order
138Version 1Velázquez (NY)DemocratLate Directs the Department of Energy to establish a grant program to fund the installation of green roof systems on public school buildings; and incentivize the hiring of low-income individuals or individuals registered with a one-stop career center for green roof installation and maintenance positions.Submitted
139Version 1Lamb (PA), Trahan (MA)DemocratLate Authorizes fusion research program.Made in Order
140Version 1Lamb (PA)DemocratLate Authorizes milestone-based nuclear demonstration projects.Made in Order
141Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratLate Supports research on the recovery of critical materials used in wind energy systems.Made in Order
142Version 1Barragán (CA), Cárdenas (CA), McEachin (VA)DemocratLate Increases the authorized appropriation by $50 million a year for FY 2021-2025 for the low-income solar grant program in Subtitle D.Made in Order
143Version 2Levin, Mike (CA), Cook (CA), Gosar (AZ)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Retains the Renewable Energy Resource Conservation Fund and makes it subject to annual appropriations. This fund supports state and local governments, and uses renewable energy revenues to protect wildlife and improve recreational access on federal lands.Revised
144Version 2Walden (OR), Schrader (OR)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Expands areas eligible for expedited forest management tools under Sections 602 and 603 of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act to Fire Regime Condition Class II and III Forest Service and BLM forest lands that are at highest risk of wildfire.Revised
145Version 1Norman (SC)RepublicanLate Authorizes of solar energy research and development activities at the Department of Energy.Submitted
146Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratLate Expands the Home Energy Savings Retrofit Rebate Program to include multifamily housing.Made in Order
147Version 2Hayes (CT), Trahan (MA)DemocratLate Revised Ensures nothing in this bill would affect the safety and well being of children in carrying out the projects, programs, and other applicable items in this Act or affect the enforcement of child labor and forced labor laws.Made in Order
148Version 1Lamb (PA)DemocratLate Authorizes produced water research, development, and demonstration program.Made in Order
149Version 1Upton (MI)RepublicanLate Reauthorizes PHMSA's pipeline safety program and strengthens PHMSA's workforce development programs.Submitted
150Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratLate Adds emissions reduction and climate change mitigation to DOE's R&D mission.Made in Order
151Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of Energy to engage the National Academies for a study to identify barriers to equitable distribution of the benefits of clean energy to frontline communities.Made in Order
152Version 2Blumenauer (OR)DemocratLate Revised Requires the Secretary of Energy to file a report to the committees of jurisdiction documenting funds spent under the Light Water Reactor Sustainability program, and creates an advisory committee to submit an annual report to the relevant committees outlining the progress of the this program.Made in Order
153Version 2DeGette (CO), Huffman (CA), Schiff (CA), Carbajal (CA), Chu (CA), Kilmer (WA)DemocratLate Revised Adds public land protections to reverse the conservation, climate, and wildlife crises.Revised
154Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratLate Prohibits the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of asbestos.Submitted
155Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Includes language to identify barriers that prevent or delay substantial increases in domestic mining of critical minerals.Submitted
156Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Requires the Secretary of Energy to identify the ability to source necessary critical minerals necessary for solar energy production.Made in Order
157Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Requires actions under section 2523 to be cost-competitive without subsidies or mandates.Submitted
158Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Requires actions under emissions reduction road map to be cost-competitive in developing countries as well.Made in Order
159Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Inserts critical minerals throughout section 21201.Submitted
160Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Requires a report on the increase or decrease in net imports of critical minerals as a result of actions taken in section 5302.Made in Order
161Version 1Perry (PA)RepublicanLate Requires the Secretary of Energy to certify that the provisions of this legislation will not have a disparate impact on low-income and minority communities.Submitted
162Version 1Young (AK)RepublicanLate Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program to assist State energy authorities in retiring outstanding loans under a power project fund program. Additionally, it appropriates $28,000,000 for fiscal year 2021 for the purpose of the grant.Submitted
163Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Includes low-emission fossil energy jobs within the Energy Workforce Grant Program.Submitted
164Version 1Craig (MN)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of Energy to conduct a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application with respect to bio-based energy, fuels, and products.Submitted
165Version 1Speier (CA), Cleaver (MO)DemocratLate Expands tax credit for purchase of electric vehicles, makes credit more accessible, adds credit for purchase of used electric vehicles.Submitted
166Version 1Speier (CA), Cleaver (MO)DemocratLate Authorizes private activity bonds to assist financing manufacturing facilities for electric vehicles and electric vehicle batteries.Submitted
167Version 1Tlaib (MI)DemocratLate Requires the EPA to conduct a study to evaluate the disparate health impacts of emissions from fossil fuel facilities on minority and low and moderate income communities. Requires EPA to report to congress a summary of the study conducted.Made in Order
168Version 1Sherrill (NJ)DemocratLate Provides explicit direction for DOE to conduct RD&D on ways to reduce siting and permitting issues associated with potential impacts of wind power systems on air traffic control, air defense, and weather radar systemsMade in Order
169Version 1Haaland (NM), Tlaib (MI), Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratLate Increases authorizations for renewable energy R&D accounts by 50% and adds an authorization for total funding for research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities for EERE.Made in Order
170Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Makes several technical and conforming changes to the bill; adds findings and a report related to energy and water efficiency measures and energy savings performance contracts; amends prevailing wage and wage rate requirements in several sections of the bill; removes certain spending provisions related to public lands renewable energy development; clarifies that the focus of the methane hydrate research program is on risk assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts; clarifies the timing and application of eminent domain for pipeline projects; codifies a recent Department of Commerce agreement limiting importation of uranium from Russia into the United States; defers collection of fees and expands eligibility criteria for the DOE Title XVII Loan Program; adds a new requirement for EPA to establish a protocol for assessing and addressing the cumulative impacts of environmental stressors; and establishes a uniform definition of “apprenticeship” and “pre-apprenticeship” for the act.Considered as Adopted
171Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate Requires the Administrator to establish and carry out a program to award grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible entities for projects that are consistent with zero-waste practices.Made in Order
172Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate States that the Secretary of the Treasury, shall submit to Congress a report that contains— (1) an identification of any existing fossil fuel production subsidies not eliminated by this Act, or the amendments made by this Act; and (2) a quantification of the economic costs of such subsidies.Made in Order
173Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate Requires the Secretary of Energy, acting through the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, to establish policies for coordination with State, Tribal, and local governments and community stakeholders regarding the treatment and storage of spent nuclear fuelSubmitted
174Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratLate Requires a quarterly DOE report to Congress on adherence to under section 1703 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16513).Submitted
175Version 1Larsen, Rick (WA)DemocratLate Directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to catalog climate change mitigation efforts in U.S. aviation and aerospace, identify barriers to adoption and serve as a roadmap for U.S. aviation to meet emission reduction goals.Made in Order
176Version 1Schneider (IL)DemocratLate Provides for an economic development program for communities shouldering the burden of housing spent nuclear fuel and serving as nuclear legacy sites after the closure and decommissioning of a nuclear power plant.Submitted