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H.R. 9 - Climate Action Now Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 9 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 116-41, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • H. Rept. 116-41, Part 2 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-4 on Monday, April 29, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 329: 
Agreed to by record vote of 226-188, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 228-191, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Lesko

1. Structured rule for H.R. 9.

2. Provides 90 minutes of general debate on the bill with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
90Version 1Axne (IA)DemocratLate Directs the President to include the role that biodiesel, 2nd generation, and wind tax credits would have on reducing emissions. Submitted
59Version 2Blumenauer (OR), Khanna (CA)DemocratRevised Adds a new finding that withdrawing from the Paris Agreement fails to address the climate crisis and poses a national security threat deserving of a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address the consequences.Submitted
56Version 1Bost (IL)RepublicanRequires the President's public plan to be posted online to the Federal Register and allow an opportunity for public comment before the plan is submitted to Congress.Made in Order
57Version 1Bost (IL)RepublicanRequires the Administration to identify the statutory and regulator authorities to be relied upon to carry out the plan and to include a static and dynamically scored analysis for those provisions that would require amendment to current law or the creation of new law. Submitted
44Version 1Boyle (PA)DemocratIncludes findings stating that the Paris Agreement recognizes that adaptation is a key component of the global response to climate change. Made in Order
47Version 1Boyle (PA)DemocratIncludes findings that emphasize the importance of sustainable infrastructure to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.Submitted
48Version 1Buck (CO)RepublicanAdds to the end of the bill a new section that recognizes the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.Submitted
11Version 2Burgess (TX)RepublicanRevised Includes findings that the United States should continue to encourage innovation and technological development to reduce emissions to meet its nationally defined contribution under the Paris Agreement. Requires the President’s plan for the U.S. to meet its nationally determined contribution to include how the use of carbon-free nuclear power, renewable hydropower, clean-burning natural gas, and advanced carbon capture technologies will contribute to domestic and global emissions reductions.Submitted
12Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the President’s plan to meet its nationally determined contribution to include how the use of carbon-free nuclear power will contribute to emissions reductions.Submitted
21Version 1Carbajal (CA), Jayapal (WA), Cisneros (CA)DemocratIncludes findings acknowledging environmental justice issues included in the Paris Agreement. Submitted
28Version 2Case (HI)DemocratRevised Includes finding recognizing the role of oceans in the global climate system and international actions being taken to include oceans in the Paris Agreement's nationally determined contributions.Made in Order
25Version 1Cloud (TX)RepublicanRequires the President’s plan to include a cost estimate that details how much it will cost to meet the U.S.’s nationally determined contribution. Submitted
91Version 1Cox (CA)DemocratLate Requires the President’s plan to take into consideration populations, regions, industries, and constituencies affected, including American jobs, consumer energy costs, and the ability to develop and deploy new technologies.Made in Order
87Version 1Crenshaw (TX)RepublicanLate Inserts a reporting requirement on foreign use of American-produced LNG.Submitted
85Version 1Crow (CO)DemocratLate Includes findings that recognize the Department of Defense's goal to procure renewable energy across military installations, branches, and operations to drive greenhouse gas reductions and support resilience efforts in the face of a changing climate. Made in Order
20Version 1Curtis (UT)RepublicanRequires the President to include in a report to Congress how the United States nationally determined contribution (NDC) compares to the NDC of other nations, including China which is allowed to increase emissions for an additional 13 years under the Paris agreement.Submitted
26Version 1Davis, Rodney (IL), Bacon (NE), Johnson, Dusty (SD)Bi-PartisanIncludes the 2018 Farm Bill as an existing law relevant to achieving the stated target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, adds report jurisdiction to House and Senate Agriculture Committees.Submitted
58Version 2DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRevised Requires a National Academy of Sciences report on the consequences of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement for the United States’ global economic competitiveness.Made in Order
70Version 1Deutch (FL), Chu (CA), Horsford (NV), Doggett (TX), DelBene (WA), Lewis (GA)DemocratRequires the President’s plan and updates to the plan to be submitted to any Committee deemed by the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader to have jurisdiction over the matters contained in the plan.Made in Order
32Version 1Duncan (SC)RepublicanConditions HR 9 to take effect only if the Senate ratifies the Paris Agreement as a treaty. Submitted
7Version 2Espaillat (NY), McEachin (VA), Omar (MN), Jayapal (WA), Pressley (MA), Carbajal (CA), Cisneros (CA), Moore (WI)DemocratRevised Includes findings addressing the importance of climate justice and environmental justice.Made in Order
79Version 1Finkenauer (IA), Spanberger (VA)DemocratLate Includes a finding that in the United States and across the world, farmers and ranchers are critical to addressing climate change by collaboratively developing innovative management practices that contribute to increasing carbon sequestration and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the goals and ambitions of the Paris Agreement.Submitted
42Version 1Fletcher (TX)DemocratStates that noting in this Act may be construed to require or prohibit the inclusion of a specific energy technology or technologies in the president's plan. Made in Order
15Version 1Flores (TX)RepublicanAdds to the findings that the U.S. is leading the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions; that U.S. carbon emissions in 2017 were the lowest since 1992 thanks to innovation and technological development; and inserts a new Section 6, which is the text of H. Res. 109, Recognizing the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.Submitted
34Version 1Foxx (NC), McCaul (TX)RepublicanProhibits the Paris Agreement from being used to establish standing, a cause of action, or a source of damages as a matter of law in U.S. courts. Submitted
89Version 1Gabbard (HI)DemocratLate Requires a plan from the president that describes how the U.S. will achieve an economy-wide target of sustainably reducing fossil fuel consumption.Submitted
77Version 2González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR), Plaskett (VI), Radewagen (AS), San Nicolas (GU)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Directs GAO to complete a study and submit a report to Congress on the impact of the President’s plan on the U.S. territories, including the potential positive and negative impacts on their economies, taking into consideration their unique energy needs and systems and the climate change vulnerabilities faced by communities in these jurisdictions. Made in Order
43Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanIncludes findings stating that the President shall make a plan that describes how the government, taxpayers, workers, and industries will be affected by the Paris Agreement.Submitted
45Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanIncludes findings stating that in the spirit of the Paris Agreement, the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline from Russia to Germany should be condemned, and that this pipeline not only violates the spirit of the Paris Agreement, it also enhances Russia’s geopolitical strangle hold on Europe.Submitted
46Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanIncludes findings that the Paris Agreement is a treaty and should be treated as such. Before instituting anything within the agreement, the Senate must vote on the agreement as a treaty. Made in Order
54Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanStates that before any regulations are to be implemented here, the U.S. must ensure our global competitors are abiding by the same regulations. Submitted
76Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanLate Strikes Section 3- Prohibition on use of funds to advance the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement. Made in Order
22Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratDirects the Department of Transportation to study and submit a report to Congress outlining its efforts to modernize our national transportation infrastructure to ensure environmental efficiency.Submitted
72Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanRequires the president's plan to quantify several environmental and economic impacts.Submitted
73Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanIncludes findings that offshore oil and gas platforms provide significant acreage and protection for reef fish in the central and western Gulf of Mexico.Submitted
74Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanCounts any foreign greenhouse gas reductions achieved by unlawfully replicating any U.S. technologies toward the U.S. economy-wide target of greenhouse gas reductions.Submitted
75Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanRequires the president's plan to include the role natural gas, carbon capture, and carbon sequestration will play in domestic and global emissions reductions.Submitted
51Version 1Hern (OK)RepublicanMakes the effective date of the bill dependent on the Secretary of Energy certifying that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement will not result in increased electricity rates for American families or increased energy costs for U.S. companies.Submitted
52Version 1Hern (OK), Kelly, Mike (PA)RepublicanAdds the projected job loss numbers to the finding section of the bill.Submitted
53Version 1Hern (OK)RepublicanRequires the President to include in his plan how the use of oil and natural gas contribute to domestic and global emissions reductions.Submitted
35Version 2Houlahan (PA)DemocratRevised Requires the President’s plan to meet the United States’ nationally determined contribution to include how the United States may encourage and assist other parties to the Agreement reach their reported goals.Made in Order
41Version 1Jackson Lee (TX), Hayes (CT), Moulton (MA)DemocratAdds a finding noting that the Paris Agreement is an example of multilateral, international cooperation needed to overcome challenges facing the international community. Made in Order
80Version 1Jackson Lee (TX), McBath (GA), Wilson, Frederica (FL), Fudge (OH), Jayapal (WA), Khanna (CA), Mucarsel-Powell (FL)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study on the economic impact of job losses in the United States resulting from withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Submitted
81Version 2Jackson Lee (TX), Jayapal (WA), Mucarsel-Powell (FL), Hayes (CT)DemocratLate Revised Prohibits the obligation and expenditure to discourage, impede or prevent the efforts of any State, local, tribal or territorial unit of government to encourage efforts by the private actors to engage in activity that supports or contributes to meeting the United States’ obligations under the Paris Agreement. Submitted
69Version 1Johnson, Mike (LA)RepublicanAdds emissions statistics to the findings section of the bill.Submitted
71Version 1Kelly, Mike (PA)RepublicanRequires that the Secretary of Energy must certify that this legislation will not increase utility rates before it can take effect. Submitted
24Version 3Kim (NJ)DemocratRevised Requires the President to include how the Paris Agreement’s loss and damage provisions would affect infrastructure resiliency in the United States given the expected impacts of climate change.Made in Order
36Version 2Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratRevised Includes findings that the reduction in emissions necessary to meet the global Paris Agreement goal can only be achieved with the massive deployment of renewable forms of energy.Submitted
37Version 2Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratRevised Includes findings that essential in achieving the nationally determined contribution target is a thriving clean energy industry in the United States, which currently employs over 500,000 Americans.Made in Order
29Version 3Kuster (NH), Pappas (NH)DemocratRevised Requires the administration produce a report examining the effect of the Paris Climate Agreement on clean energy job development in rural communities. Made in Order
23Version 2Lee, Susie (NV)DemocratRevised Recognizes that Article 8 of the Paris Agreement states the importance of addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, such as drought conditions and water scarcity.Made in Order
55Version 1Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratIncludes a finding highlighting the Paris Agreement’s urging of parties to “formulate and communicate long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies,” which may include the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.Submitted
83Version 3Levin, Mike (CA)DemocratLate Revised Includes findings recognizing that addressing climate change and providing affordable energy to consumers are not mutually exclusive.Made in Order
84Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratLate Withdrawn Adds at the end of the bill a new section that sets forth as federal policy that the Federal Government must consider the impacts of climate change in the development of relevant national security policies. In addition, the amendment would require the establishment of a “Climate and National Security Working Group” made up of intelligence, defense, security, and other agency officials authorized to examine and develop an action plan on climate change and national security. Furthermore, the amendment would require federal agencies to develop corresponding plans to address the impact of climate change on their national security missions and to update these plans at least annually. Withdrawn
67Version 1McCaul (TX)RepublicanAmendment in the nature of a substitute that calls for a bipartisan approach to addressing climate change, including technology and innovation, adds a role for Congress, and ensures our commitments are based on economic reality.Submitted
8Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanIncludes findings that the Paris Agreement allows China, the world's largest emitter, to peak its emissions in 2030, despite a recent United Nations report that found that emissions must fall drastically by 2030.Submitted
9Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanIncludes findings that the signatories of the Paris Agreement are largely failing to meet their climate goals, as seen by a Climate Action Network Europe study that reported on European Union countries' failure to meet their goals.Submitted
10Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanAllows for the use of funds to withdraw from the Paris Agreement if such action is necessary to protect the United States and its citizens.Submitted
27Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanRequires the President's plan to describe how the use of renewable hydropower will contribute to a reduction in global and domestic emissions. Submitted
64Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratIncludes findings that recognizes the fundamental priority of safeguarding food security and ending hunger, and the particular vulnerabilities of food production systems to the adverse impacts of climate change.Made in Order
63Version 2Miller (WV)RepublicanRevised Includes findings that the Paris Agreement does not account for the abundance of natural resources in the United States and that affordable, reliable energy, including coal, is critical to the United States' economy and national security.Submitted
40Version 2Moore (WI), Gomez (CA)DemocratRevised Adds Environmental Justice considerations to the scope of the bill. Adds the disproportionate burden of climate change on low-income, tribal, and minority communities to the list of Items the president must, in coordination with these communities and the agencies implementing the plan, address as they develop the plan.Submitted
39Version 1Mullin (OK)RepublicanChanges the date on which the bill takes effect to when the Secretary of Energy certifies that China and Russia have each committed to emissions reductions that are equivalent to the emissions reductions commitments of the United States.Submitted
68Version 2Neguse (CO)DemocratRevised Provides a rule of construction that nothing in this Act would require or prohibit the President from including in his plan recommendations to support integration of human-caused climate change into school curriculums.Made in Order
61Version 3Newhouse (WA)RepublicanRevised Includes findings that recognize the clean, renewable benefits of hydropower.Submitted
62Version 3Newhouse (WA)RepublicanRevised Includes findings that recognize the emissions-free benefits of nuclear power.Submitted
30Version 1Norman (SC)RepublicanEnsures that no Federal funds be used to make assessed or voluntary contributions to, or for, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Green Climate Fund.Submitted
31Version 1Norman (SC)RepublicanEnsures the bill does not take effect until the EPA Administrator certifies that China and India are reducing emissions at the same rate at the United States.Submitted
13Version 2Omar (MN), Espaillat (NY), Jayapal (WA)DemocratRevised Includes findings recognizing the importance of the Paris Climate Agreement’s Task Force addressing the impact of climate change on displacement and the global refugee crisis.Made in Order
19Version 1Panetta (CA)DemocratAdds a new finding stating, “American leadership encouraged widespread international participation in the Paris Agreement.”Made in Order
18Version 2Porter (CA)DemocratRevised Includes findings that recognize the importance of clean energy technology development for the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions of the agreements under the Paris Climate Accord.Made in Order
49Version 2Pressley (MA)DemocratRevised Adds findings on the interconnection between climate change and health. Made in Order
1Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratProhibits the use of funds to advance the withdrawal of other UNFCCC member states from the Paris Agreement.Submitted
2Version 1Rouda (CA), Schneider (IL)DemocratIncludes findings recognizing that American cities, States, and businesses are stepping up and pledging to meet the Paris Agreement goals in the wake of absent and uncertain United States Federal leadership.Made in Order
3Version 1Rouda (CA), Schneider (IL), Brown (MD)DemocratIncludes findings that acknowledge climate change as a global and national security threat multiplier.Submitted
4Version 2Rouda (CA)DemocratRevised Directs GAO to complete a study and submit a report to Congress on the impact of the President’s plan on the Federal Government’s fiscal exposure to climate change risks.Submitted
5Version 1Rouda (CA)DemocratDirects the Department of Defense to study and submit a report to Congress on the national security impact of the President’s plan for the United States to meet its national determined contribution under the Paris Agreement.Submitted
6Version 1Rouda (CA), Schneider (IL)DemocratDirects the Department of Health and Human Services to study and submit a report to Congress on the public health impact of the President’s plan for the United States to meet its national determined contribution under the Paris Agreement.Submitted
50Version 2Schrier (WA)DemocratRevised Ensures that voluntary agricultural practices can be included to meet the goals and ambitions of the Paris Agreement.Made in Order
88Version 1Schrier (WA)DemocratLate Includes findings that the Paris Agreement urges parties to ‘‘cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information,’’ which may include conducting a study on recycling regimes and impacts of increased single-use, non-recyclable waste products on greenhouse gas emissions.Submitted
60Version 2Shalala (FL)DemocratRevised Includes findings that the Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of addressing and minimizing sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, and flooding. Made in Order
66Version 1Shimkus (IL), Burgess (TX)RepublicanStates that this Act will not take effect until the Secretary of Energy certifies U.S. electricity rates and gasoline prices will not increase under the terms of the Paris Agreement.Submitted
65Version 2Smith, Jason (MO)RepublicanRevised Makes the effective date of the bill dependent on the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration certifying that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement will not result in job losses or harm to the U.S. economy. Submitted
16Version 1Smucker (PA)RepublicanRequires the president’s plan, as described in the underlying bill, to include the cost of meeting the United States’ commitments to Paris Agreement. Submitted
17Version 1Smucker (PA)RepublicanRequires the president’s plan, as described in the underlying bill, to describe how it will meet the United States’ Paris Agreement commitments without contributing to or increasing the Federal Government’s annual budget deficit.Submitted
78Version 1Stauber (MN)RepublicanLate Requires that the public plan required by the bill analyze the role domestic mining plays in renewable energy production.Submitted
33Version 1Torres, Norma (CA), Cisneros (CA), Rouda (CA), Gomez (CA), Porter (CA)DemocratPrevents the President from using the plan mandated in this act to preclude states or cities from taking more ambitious actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Made in Order
82Version 2Van Drew (NJ)DemocratLate Revised Adds to the findings the importance of averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change. Made in Order
86Version 2Westerman (AR)RepublicanLate Revised Includes findings which highlight the role biomass plays in meeting the Paris Agreement targets Submitted
38Version 1Wright (TX)RepublicanChanges the date on which the bill takes effect to when the Secretary of State certifies that China and Russia have committed to emissions reductions that are equivalent to the emissions reductions commitments of the United States.Submitted
14Version 1Zeldin (NY)RepublicanRequires Senate ratification for any future Paris Agreement. Submitted