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Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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August 25, 2020

Dear Friend,

School closures and the challenges of online distance learning due to COVID-19 have taken a toll on parents and families. A recent look inside the lives of two San Diego working parents  represents the current experience of millions of American families. For many working parents, the COVID-19 crisis has made them choose between caring for their children and their paycheck.

I'm sending this special edition of my newsletter to inform parents and families of a critical lifeline that may be available to them during this time if their employer is covered by this law.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

A temporary, emergency family leave program created by Congress in March

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The Families First Act guarantees that parents and guardians of school-aged children who work full-time can take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave at two-thirds of their regular pay, capped at $200 a day, if local schools and day cares are closed or unavailable due to the pandemic.The rules generally apply to businesses with 50 to 500 employees (some exemptions apply).

The 12 weeks of leave include two weeks of unpaid leave, followed by 10 weeks of paid leave. Eligible employees may elect or be required to overlap the initial two weeks of unpaid leave with two weeks of other paid leave they have available.

Part-time employees are eligible for leave for the number of hours they are normally scheduled to work over that period. For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

Please talk to your employer if you believe you and your employer are covered by this law. This emergency-leave program expires on December 31st.


I understand how this major disruption to our lives has caused tremendous uncertainty and stress for many families. Please know that my staff is prepared to help and answer any questions. The district office can be reached at 858-455-5550.

Sincerely,

Aug 25, 2020

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August 21, 2020

Dear Friend,

I hope you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and well during these difficult times. California is still experiencing dangerously high temperatures, so please take care and stay cool.

Below is some of the work my staff and I have done this week to serve you and everyone in the 52nd Congressional district. 


Legislative Work

Fighting for San Diegans during COVID-19

On Wednesday, I led 114 of my colleagues in a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging for the House to take up a vote this Saturday on legislation to extend enhanced unemployment insurance tied to economic indicators. 

San Diegans need help, and they need help now. It’s critical we reinstate economic support that continues to roll for the remainder of this crisis, unimpeded by the prolonged political debates happening between Capitol Hill and the White House.

To read our letter, click here.

New Data Bill to Improve National COVID Response

Today, I introduced the bipartisan Health STATISTICS Act with my colleagues Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06), Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01). This bill would vastly improve COVID-19 research by fixing detrimental inconsistencies in data collection and essential reporting to effectively combat the coronavirus pandemic. 

Key public health and data policy experts are describing this bill as “…the most important development in making vital statistics data electronically available and broadly actionable in the last 40 years” and “a game changer.” This legislation is also said to be “revolutionizing the way we use data by finally standardizing and modernizing our infrastructure while maintaining the critical balance of accessibility and confidentiality.”

For more information about this bill, click here.

Votes this Weekend

Tomorrow, the House will vote on the Delivering for America Act, a bill to save the United States Postal Service (USPS). The bill will provide additional funding to the USPS and prohibit any changes to operations or service levels that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service for the duration of the coronavirus crisis or through January 2021.


District Work

National Day of Action

#DontMessWithUSPS

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On Tuesday, I led an event at the Midway Post Office with the San Diego congressional delegation: Reps. Susan Davis, Juan Vargas, and Mike Levin, as well as  Assemblymember Todd Gloria, San Diego Country Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, and the president of the local chapter of National Association of Letter Carriers. Together, we sent a clear message: don't mess with the USPS. We are committed to safeguarding the USPS to ensure it can continue its work serving San Diegans and the American people.

My office has received an onslaught of calls from those of you who are struggling due to delays caused by organizational USPS changes. Seniors and veterans are worried about not receiving critical medicine and late fees from bills paid by mail. Others are concerned that Social Security benefits, stimulus checks, paychecks, and tax returns won't reach their doorsteps soon enough in the middle of this recession. The Postal Service is the only service that reaches every address in our country and one of the nation’s largest employers, with over 630,000 heroes in blue working around the clock to get us our mail on time, securely, and at an affordable rate. It's our duty to protect this institution, especially when we expect more votes by mail this year due to the pandemic.

To watch the event, click here.


This Week's Casework Success Story

Alia from Poway contacted the office in the beginning of August to request assistance with obtaining her passport. She was concerned that she would not have her passport in time to travel after being accepted into a master’s program in Switzerland. My district staff worked with Alia to gather the necessary documents for the passport application and those from her school to request expedited processing. Alia received her passport this week thanks to these efforts.

To parents and families of the 52nd district

Although the COVID-19 crisis has undeniably changed the landscape of our daily lives, some families have found relief from provisions within the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by Congress in March. Under federal law, parents and guardians of school-aged children are guaranteed 3 months of leave with two-thirds pay if local schools are closed due to the pandemic. See if you qualify today by clicking here.

Stay tuned next week for a special edition of this newsletter with more information on this important topic.

Aug 21, 2020

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August 14, 2020

Dear Friend,

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during these challenging times. Below is some of the work my staff and I have done this week to serve you and everyone in the 52nd Congressional district. 


Legislative Work

The House of Representatives is not in session and I am in San Diego for the August District Work Period. While home, we continue to work on critical legislation that will support relief efforts related to COVID-19. Stay tuned to updates on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts next week for more details.


District Work

Meeting with USD Associated Student Government leaders

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I spoke with students from the University of San Diego and offered advice on how they can be better advocates for their student body, how to communicate with elected officials, and how America needs more problem solvers in leadership positions.


Meeting with representatives from the Armenian National Committee 

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I virtually met with representatives from the Armenian National Committee to discuss USAID appropriations which fund demining efforts on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, reaffirming the U.S.-Armenian partnership, recognizing a successful democratic transition of government after recent elections, and ongoing concerns due to regional tensions.


This Week's Casework Success Story

Barbara from Mira Mesa contacted the district office at the beginning of June concerning the CARES Economic Impact Payment she had not received. My district staff repeatedly reached out to the IRS to request updates on the disbursement of funds. Initially, the IRS said there was an issue with her direct deposit, then the agency said it would conduct additional research to confirm her income. After two and a half months of advocacy from our office, Barbara received her check in the mail this week.

Constituent Engagement Highlight

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I had a very special discussion with a 13-year-old constituent whose father reached out because he wanted his daughter to hear from her Congressman about the current state of our country. We spoke about the importance of working together in Congress and advocating for important issues, and the right to peaceful assembly among other important topics.

Aug 14, 2020

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August 7, 2020

Dear Friend,

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during these challenging times. Below is some of the work my staff and I have done this week to serve you and everyone in the 52nd Congressional district. 


Legislative Work

Vote on Second Federal Spending Package

One week ago, I helped the House pass a second federal spending package to fund critical programs and projects for fiscal year 2021. The package covers a wide range of priorities in our nation’s defense; commerce, justice and science; energy and water development; financial services and general government; labor, education and health and human services; and transportation, housing and urban development. This legislation also contains significant wins for the San Diego region.


District Work

Clairemont Family Service Day

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On Saturday, I joined members of the community, including San Diego City Councilmember Dr. Jennifer Campbell and Clairemont Town Council President Eden Yaege, for this special event that was adjusted due to COVID-19 concerns. Together, we supported clean-up efforts throughout Clairemont by clearing trash in areas near Balboa Avenue and Moraga Avenue.


Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) Meeting

On Monday, I held a conference call with constituents from the Rare Disease Legislative Advocates group (RDLA) to discuss the organization's legislative priorities and concerns. As a proud member of the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, we discussed how genome sequencing helps identify rare diseases. I also spoke about a bill I introduced, the Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act and recognized important projects in the community, such as the Project Baby Bear led by Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine.

Casework Success Story

A constituent from Rancho Bernardo contacted the district office at the end of May to request assistance with obtaining his tax refund. The tax return was filed in early March and would provide much needed relief as he faced financial and employment struggles in his household. Our staff worked with the constituent and the IRS Taxpayer Advocate to obtain forms and successfully clear up an internal IRS error. This week, the constituent received his refund for $9,243.70.

Sincerely,

Aug 7, 2020

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July 17, 2020

Dear Friend,

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. Below is some of the work my staff and I have done this week to serve you and everyone in 52nd Congressional district. 

 

Legislative Work

Energy and Commerce Hearing with DOE Secretary

On Tuesday, I spoke with Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Dan Brouillette during an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing about the DOE's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. During this hearing, I asked what the agency's priorities are for the upcoming year and asked Secretary Brouillette about moving spent nuclear fuel away from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to protect military operations, the environment, and civilians in our region. It's crucial for Congress and the DOE to work together to invest in interim storage and permanent disposal solutions for the safe relocation of nuclear waste.

We also touched on the need to upgrade our electric grid and outdated infrastructure to optimize our transmission of renewable and clean energy.

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Watch my exchange with Sec. Brouillette, HERE.

Committee Markup of 30 bills to help San Diegans

On Wednesday, I joined my colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee to debate and amend 30 bills that included measures to strengthen America's energy, health care, and telecommunications sectors.

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Watch my opening remarks, HERE.

District Work

Healthcare Leadership Council Meeting

On Thursday, I met with local members of the Healthcare Leadership Council to discuss different ways in which we can respond and prepare our communities for future pandemics. We also spoke about my support for H.R. 6788, the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, and the important work being done by local healthcare companies.

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Congressional Art Competition Virtual Reception

Also on Thursday, we held a virtual reception for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Every year, high school students from our district submit original art pieces for a chance to have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Kathryn Kanjo from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego joined me to announce the winner and fan favorite.

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Discussion with student leaders of SAGE

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of meeting with leaders of the Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE) coalition. SAGE recognized my work earlier this year with their "2020 Legislator of the Year" award.

We discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect graduate students across the country this fall, how universities are responding to the public health crisis, and the recent challenges experienced by international students to continue their education in America.

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I'm headed to Washington D.C. next week to keep working with my colleagues in Congress on important legislation for San Diego. I want to thank you for engaging with my staff and counting on us for assistance and support.

The backdrop of our daily lives continues to be the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to stay safe by practicing social distancing, avoiding unnecessary and/or large gatherings, frequently washing your hands, and wearing a mask when leaving your home. We are in this together.

Sincerely,

Jul 17, 2020

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July 2, 2020

Dear Friend,

A recent Supreme Court ruling made on DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, provided temporary relief for thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children and have been living and working here most of their lives. Despite the Trump administration's efforts to eliminate the program in 2017, the Court ruled that the White House failed to provide adequate justification to do so. Although the program remains in effect for now, what does this mean for the thousands of so-called "DREAMERs" and their future in the U.S.?

Please join us for a virtual town hall on the current state and future of DACA. As our second event in a series of virtual town halls where I invite my colleagues in Congress and other experts to present information to San Diegans, we'll discuss the Supreme Court's recent ruling as well as the next steps needed to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

I will be joined by Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31), Dulce García, a San Diego-based attorney and plaintiff in the case, and other San Diego "DREAMERs" I've worked with during my time in Congress.   

NEW DACA virtual town hall

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM  
Location: via Cisco Webex - see link below!

Attendees are welcome to join the town hall as early as 5:00 PM by clicking on this link: https://ushr.webex.com/ushr/onstage/g.php?MTID=e290d7d696e14ee5ebb6d30e23d718c35

This event will also stream live on Rep. Peters' Facebook page.


I look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we're working for you, on Congress, and on how we can better serve San Diego.

Sincerely,

Jul 2, 2020

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June 15, 2020

Dear Friend,

I wanted to remind you that you're invited to join us tomorrow night for a virtual town hall where we will unpack the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 and discuss how our communities can confront and address America's upsetting and violent history of systemic racial injustice.

 

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Event Details

Date: TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: log-in as early as 5:30 PM, program will be from 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: via Cisco Webex - all you need to do is click the link below!

Click on this link to join the virtual Town Hall:

https://ushr.webex.com/ushr/onstage/g.php?MTID=e541e592b192c5bb7c48c8b91c1e821ec 

Because our special guests have tight schedules, please click the link and log on as early as 5:30 PM, so our team can let you in and we can begin the program promptly at 6:00 PM.

The Town Hall will also be made available to watch live on Rep. Peters' Facebook page.


For questions, please contact our office at 858-455-5550.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jun 15, 2020

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June 11, 2020

Dear Friend,

As our nation continues to address our dark history of racism and violence against Black Americans, I want to hear from you on how we can all work towards building more just and fair communities.

Please join us for a virtual town hall next week to discuss racism in our law enforcement and criminal justice system. I will be joined by two of my esteemed colleagues, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08,) as we talk about the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 and other steps we should be taking to dismantle discrimination and inequity in our institutions, towns, and country. 

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Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: via Cisco Webex - all you need to do is click the link below!

Please click on this link a few minutes before the Town Hall starts to join:

https://ushr.webex.com/ushr/onstage/g.php?MTID=e541e592b192c5bb7c48c8b91c1e821ec 

The Town Hall will also be made available to watch live on Rep. Peters' Facebook page.


For questions, please contact our office at 858-455-5550.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jun 12, 2020

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The Climate Playbook—Replay contains information on recent climate action in Congress, including bill updates, Committee and House votes, and new bills reflected in The Climate Playbook.


Playbook Bills that Passed the House

H.R. 1984 - DISASTER Act

  • H.R. 1984 requires the Office of Management and Budget to submit an annual report to Congress on the amount of disaster-related spending by the federal government. The report must include all federal obligations related to disaster response, recovery, mitigation efforts, and administrative costs associated with these activities for specified agencies and programs.

H.R. 1768 - Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2019

  • H.R.1768 reauthorizes subtitle G of title VII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which relates to diesel emissions reduction and enables upgrades to the millions of diesel engines on our waterways, rails, and roadways, with the goal of improving air quality and living conditions for our communities.

H.R. 1420 -  Energy Efficient Government Technology Act 

  • H.R. 1420 promotes energy efficiency via information and computing technologies. Data centers and servers, computers, and smart devices are examples of some of the most energy-intensive information technologies. The federal government consumes billions of kWh hours using these devices and demand is only increasing. It directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director, Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop an implementation strategy for the maintenance, purchase, and use of energy-efficient and energy-saving information technologies by the federal government. The bill also creates Data Center Energy Practitioner Programs, Open Data Initiatives, International Specifications and Metrics, Data Center Utilization Metric, Protection of Proprietary Information.

H.R. 1146 - Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act

  • H.R. 1146 repeals a provision of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) from the 115th Congress (2017-2018) which permitted 2 lease sales of about 400,000 acres of oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for the first time since the Interior Department established the ANWR. 

H.R. 1941 - Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act

  • H.R. 1941 prohibits any future leases for oil and gas drilling off the United States’ Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

H.R. 205 - Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019

  • H.R. 205 makes a moratorium on offshore leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico permanent.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.

Bills Added to the Playbook

H.R. 4307 - Build More Housing Near Transit Act

  • H.R. 4307 amends Section 5309 of Title 49 in the U.S. Code, which governs the application process for Capital Investment Grants (CIG). Specifically, this bill affects the New Starts program (light, rapid, commuter rail projects that cost more than $300 million) within CIG. It adds real estate to the consideration of economic development and requires real estate feasibility to be evaluated with housing feasibility assessments. In addition to a financial commitment, it requires a commitment to adjust local land use policies to accommodate affordable and market-rate housing development associated with the project. Changes should consider: density, development certainty, market interest, exemption of minimum parking requirements, by-right development, agency ownership of land, and regional growth goals

H.R. 4230 - Clean Industrial Technology Act of 2019

  • H.R. 4230 helps to support research and demonstration of innovative technologies to reduce emissions from steel and cement production, chemicals production, and others. It is aimed at establishing a crosscutting program of research, development, demonstration, and commercialization of technologies capable of achieving the simultaneous goals of reducing emissions while increasing technological and economic competitiveness of industrial and manufacturing processes in the United States.

H.R. 3110  - Climate Security Intelligence Act of 2019

  • H.R. 3110 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.

H.R. 3423 - National Green Bank Act

  • H.R. 3423 creates a National Green Bank that would be capitalized by an initial sale of $10 billion in Green Bonds, with options for direct congressional appropriations or further bond sales. In turn, it would capitalize eligible green banks set up by states, counties, and municipalities. These local green banks would be able to make financing in the form of direct support or credit enhancement for eligible energy efficiency, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, fuel cell, and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure projects, among others. The bill contains funding for states without existing green banks to set them up. These banks have been successful at the state level in reducing emissions and creating jobs.

H.R. 3872 - National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019

  • H.R. 3872 reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years through September 30, 2024 and make important reforms to the program. It would ensure flood insurance is affordable for policyholders by capping annual premium increases to 9%, capping Write Your Own (WYO) compensation at 22.46% of written premiums, and creating an affordability assistance fund within the Treasury to aid any policyholders whose housing costs exceed 30percent of their adjusted gross income due to NFIP premiums. The bill also focuses on proactive mitigation efforts by investing in new Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology for more accurate mapping of flood risks.

H.R. 4093 - National Oceans and Coastal Security Improvements Act of 2019

  • H.R. 4093 will support coastal communities’ ability to prepare for and respond to a variety of coastal threats, including extreme weather events, climate hazards and changing ocean conditions by improving coastal infrastructure and supporting coastal research, resiliency, conservation and restoration work.

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Playbook Bills that Passed the Energy and Commerce Committee

H.R. 1315 - Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act

  • H.R. 1315 amends section 211 of the Department of Energy Organization Act to rename the Office of Minority Economic Impact as the Office of Economic Impact, Diversity, and Employment. It creates an Energy Workforce Grant Program that will expand U.S. employment opportunities for minority workers in solar, wind, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, energy storage, and related clean energy jobs.

H.R. 2665 - Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Act of 2019

  • H.R. 2665 establishes a smart energy and water efficiency management program within the Department of Energy to award grants to entities that demonstrate advanced and innovative technology-based solutions.

H.R. 2044 - Smart Building Acceleration Act

  • H.R. 2044 would require the Department of Energy to conduct a survey of smart buildings across the country, establish an initiative to implement smart building technology at one or more buildings under several Federal agencies, and develop a smart building initiative to demonstrate policies and approaches that facilitate the transition to smart buildings under the umbrella of the DOE Better Buildings Challenge.

H.R. 359 - Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act 

  • H.R. 359 directs the Department of Energy to facilitate and encourage public-private partnerships to improve cybersecurity of electric utilities. The legislation would improve sharing of best practices and data collection, along with providing training and technical assistance to electric utilities to address and mitigate cybersecurity risks.

H.R. 360 - Cyber Sense of 2019

  • H.R. 360 creates a voluntary Department of Energy ‘Cyber Sense’ program that would identify and promote cyber-secure products for use in the bulk-power system. The bill also establishes a testing process for the products along with a reporting process of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. It would require the Secretary of Energy to keep a related database on the products. This would aid electric utilities that are evaluating products and their potential to harm the electric grid.

H.R. 362 - Energy Emergency Leadership Act

  • H.R. 362 creates a new Department of Energy Assistant Secretary position with jurisdiction over all energy emergency and security functions related to energy supply, infrastructure, and cybersecurity. 

H.R. 370 - Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act

  • H.R. 370 requires the Secretary to carry out a program to establish policies and procedures that would improve the physical and cyber security of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities. This is a modest but critically important bill to ensure secure, reliable energy delivery.

H.R. 2088 - To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

  • H.R. 2088 amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. It would reauthorize the program to provide $3.5 billion annually from Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 through FY 2025. In addition, the bill includes a goal to diversify energy supplies by promoting use of alternative fuels.

H.R. 2041 - Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act 

  • H.R. 2041 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.

H.R. 2119 - To Amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize grants for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings, and for other purposes

  • H.R. 2119 amends Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize grants for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings. It would authorize $100 million annually from FY 2021 through FY 2025 for an existing grant program, administered by the Department of Energy, that provides money for states to improve the energy efficiency of state and local public facilities. 

Bills Added to the Playbook

H.R. 2256 - Driving America Forward Act

  • H.R. 2256 increases the number of consumers eligible for a tax credit after purchasing a qualifying vehicle. Current law allows for consumers to receive a $7,500 tax credit once the cap of 200,000 of vehicles is met. Consumers have through the calendar quarter after the cap is hit to receive the full tax credit, after that the value of the credit decreases to 50% and 25% over the next 12 months and then it is phased out entirely. This bill raises the cap to 600,000 vehicles per manufacturer and allows for a $7,000 credit through the calendar quarter after the cap is reached. The credit value is decreased to 50% and then phased out entirely after six months. Under the new bill the $7,500 tax credit is still available for first 200,000 vehicles sold. The bill would also allow the hydrogen fuel cell credit to extend for ten years, through 2028. 

H.R. 1317 - Coastal Communities Adaptation Act

  • H.R. 1317 authorizes the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to carry out research on disaster resiliency. The bill will also provide grants to coastal communities and directs the Secretary of Commerce to award competitive prizes to advance coastal risk reduction and resilience measures.. 

H.R. 2326 - Climate Solutions Commission Act

  • H.R. 2326 would establish the bipartisan National Climate Solutions Commission which will make recommendations on how to best reduce non-sequestered greenhouse gas emissions based on the findings of the scientific community. The commission will 1) undertake a comprehensive review of economically viable public and private actions or policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; 2) make recommendations to the President, Congress and the States; and 3) set goals for emissions reductions using estimated rates of reduction that reflect the latest scientific findings of what is needed to avoid serious health and environmental consequences.

H.R. 2995 - Spent Fuel Prioritization Act

  • H.R. 2995 prioritizes the removal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from nuclear power plants that are decommissioned, located near large populations, and are at high risk for earthquakes. This prioritization ensures that SNF will be removed first from those areas that pose the highest risk to the surrounding population.

H.R. 2699 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019

  • H.R. 2699 amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to advance both interim and permanent spent nuclear fuel (SNF) disposal solutions in order to securely removal SNF from our communities. The bill moves to complete a repository license for a long-term SNF storage site, while also directing the Department of Energy to pursue interim storage solutions until long-term storage becomes available. Finally, this bill creates a dialogue between stakeholders and the federal government to ensure adequate funding for multi-generational nuclear storage infrastructure.

H.R. 3136 - Storage and Transportation Of Residual and Excess Nuclear Fuel Act of 2019

  • H.R. 3136 provides a framework to develop consolidated interim storage for spent nuclear fuel (SNF), ensuring that SNF currently located at nuclear power plants will be held in a more secure location until long-term disposal becomes available.

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