Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Invest in Adaptation and Resiliency

In 2018, NOAA reported there were 11 weather and climate disaster events across the United States with losses exceeding $1 billion each. The federal government must provide state and local planners with the resources and information they need to develop and improve their extreme weather resiliency efforts.

H.R. 205 (116th) – Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019

Natural Resources
Co-Sponsors: 18 – 9 Democrats, 9 Republicans

The 2006 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act prohibited offshore leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (off the coast of Florida) through June 2022 because drilling on Florida’s coast affected its tourism and fishing industries. This bill makes this moratorium on offshore leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico permanent.
(Summary from Castor press release)

H.R. 3110 (116th) - Climate Security Intelligence Act (Heck)

Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Co-Sponsors: 11 – 11 Democrats

Establishes the Climate Security Intelligence Center at Office of the Director of National Intelligence to identify and analyze existing and future conflicts and threats that are the result of climate change and requires the center to submit recurring reports to Congress on those threats.
(Summary from New Democrat Coalition)

S.1499 (116th) - Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act (Udall)

Environment and Public Works
Co-Sponsors: 11 – 10 Democrats, 1 Republican

This bill aims to begin reversing the tide of habitat loss and fragmentation for America’s fish, wildlife, and plant species – a major factor in species decline and extinction. The legislation would give authority to key federal agencies to designate National Wildlife Corridors on federal lands in order to create a comprehensive corridor network that would boost biodiversity, protect ecosystems, and help safeguard America’s most iconic species from a mass extinction crisis.

H.R. 2041 (116th) – Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act (Tonko)

Energy and Commerce
Co-sponsors: 4 Democrats

This bill extends and strengthens the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps low-income households insulate their homes from extreme heat and cold and make other cost-effective investments in home energy efficiency upgrades.
(Summarized from Tonko press release)

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