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Legislative Tracker

The Georgetown Climate Center tracks federal legislation that affects adaptation, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation policies. The Center also analyzes key legislation and identifies how pending bills could impact existing state policies and programs. 

Featured Legislation

  • Appropriates $50.7 billion to reimburse state and local governments for the costs of emergency response and for long-term recovery from the storm. Division B of the Act, entitled the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, includes provisions amending the statute that governs federal disaster...

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Disaster relief funding presents an opportunity for state and local governments to rebuild in...

To help local communities address the increased flooding expected from sea-level rise and more...

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Bill Name Number Sponsor Statussort icon Summary
Investing in Our Future Act of 2011 (H.R. 755)
H.R. 755 Stark (D-CA) Assigned to Committee
(
Feb
17
2011
)

Among other tax and treasury provisions, the Act establishes a Global Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Trust Fund in the Treasury, funded by a new tax on currency transactions.

H. Con. Res. 15
H. Con. Res. 15 Christensen (D-VI) Assigned to Committee
(
Oct
28
2011
)

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) should incorporate consideration of global warming and sea-level rise into the comprehensive conservation plans for coastal national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes.

Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act
S. 3691 Kerry (D-MA) Assigned to Committee
(
Dec
19
2013
)

Requires the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to establish and chair an interagency working group with cabinet-level representation from all relevant federal agencies in order to: (1) provide a strategic vision of extreme weather resilience; (2) conduct a gap and overlap...

House Amendment 148
H. AMDT. 148 Hall (R-TX) Became Law
(
Apr
15
2011
)

Prevents funding of a NOAA Climate Service as described in the ``Draft NOAA Climate Service Strategic Vision and Framework''

Flood Insurance Reform Act (H.R. 1309)
*Georgetown Analysis Available
H.R. 1309 Biggert (R-IL) Became Law
(
Jul
06
2012
)

Reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program until September 30, 2017 and includes several reforms that could assist state and local governments looking to implement policies to adapt to sea-level rise and other flood impacts from climate change.  Signed by the President as H.R. 4388...

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
*Georgetown Analysis Available
H.R. 4348 Mica (R-FL) Became Law
(
Jul
06
2012
)

The bill authorizes $118 billion for surface transportation programs for 27 months, an extension of current aggregated funding levels through fiscal year (FY) 2014.