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Hazard-related Legislation (113th Congress)

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Biological

H.R. 307: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Mike Rogers [R-MI8] (introduced 1/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 113-5

S. 1254: Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Bill Nelson [D-FL] (introduced 6/27/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.1319: Containing Risk, Offering Protection Act
Sponsor: Rep Jerry McNerney [D-CA9] (introduced 3/21/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/2/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.

H.R.2285: Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance Act
Sponsor: Rep Jim Matheson [D-UT4] (introduced 6/6/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Health.

H.R.1791: Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act
Sponsor: Rep Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] (introduced 4/26/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/6/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.

S.859: Animal and Public Health Protection Act
Sponsor: Sen Michael Bennet [D-CO] (introduced 5/6/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/6/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.611: Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Christopher Smith [R-NJ4] (introduced 2/12/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Health.

H.R.610: To provide for the establishment of the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.
Sponsor: Rep Christopher Smith [R-NJ4] (introduced 2/12/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Health.

S.719: Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] (introduced 4/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Chemical

S.68: Secure Chemical Facilities Act
Sponsor: Sen Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ] (introduced 1/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.67: Secure Water Facilities Act
Sponsor: Sen Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ] (introduced 1/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.814: Protecting Communities from Chemical Explosions Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ] (introduced 4/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Drought

S.659: A bill to reauthorize the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Ron Wyden [D-OR] (introduced 3/22/2013)
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 130.

H.R.518: To amend the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991 for the purposes of extending the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991 through 2018, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Edward Markey [D-MA5] (introduced 2/5/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Water and Power.

S.376: Drought Information Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Mark Pryor [AR] (introduced 2/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.2431: National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Ralph Hall [R-TX4] (introduced 6/19/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2013 Referred to House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Earthquakes

H.R.2132: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Frederica Wilson [D-FL24] (introduced 5/23/2013) 
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

S.1104: Assessing Progress in Haiti Act
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] (introduced 6/6/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.1749: Assessing Progress in Haiti Act
Sponsor: Rep Barbara Lee [D-CA13] (introduced 4/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

H.R.1491: To authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] (introduced 4/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs hearing held.

S.1162: A bill to authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Jeff Merkley [D-OR] (introduced 6/13/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Emergency Preparedness/Response/Assistance

H.R.737: Homeowners' Defense Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Frederica Wilson [D-FL24] (introduced 2/14/2013)      
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Sponsor: Rep Harold Rogers [R-KY5] (introduced 4/1/2013)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 113-2

H.R.1878: Safe Building Code Incentive Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25] (introduced 5/8/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

H.R.1895: National Forest Emergency Response Act
Sponsor: Rep Kristi Noem [R-SD0] (introduced 5/8/2013)
Latest Major Action:  5/22/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.

H.R.2609: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
Sponsor: Rep Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11] (introduced 7/2/2013)
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134.

HR.592: Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Christopher Smith [R-NJ4] (introduced 2/8/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.415: Small Business Disaster Reform Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Mary Landrieu [D-LA] (introduced 2/28/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2013 Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.

H.R.2217: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014
Sponsor: Rep John Carter [R-TX31] (introduced 5/29/2013)     
Latest Major Action: 7/18/2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 140.

S.839: Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Bill Nelson [D-FL] (introduced 4/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.1945: Fostering Resilience to Terrorism Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Bennie G. Thompson [D-MS2] (introduced 5/9/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/29/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.

H.R.508: Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 Reauthorization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Michael Grimm [R-NY11] (introduced 2/5/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/5/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2146: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 5/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1274: A bill to extend assistance to certain private nonprofit facilities following a disaster, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (introduced 7/10/2013)
Latest Major Action: 7/10/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.658: Cyber Warrior Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (introduced 3/22/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/22/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Armed Services.

S.141: A bill to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Max Baucus [D-MT] (introduced 1/24/2013)
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.240: Homeowners Insurance Protection Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Dennis Ross [R-FL15] (introduced 1/14/2013)
Latest Major Action: 1/14/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.799: Fisheries Disaster Relief and Research Investment Act
Sponsor: Rep John Tierney [D-MA6] (introduced 2/15/2013)     
Latest Major Action: 3/1/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.

H.R.1733: Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] (introduced 4/25/2013)     
Latest Major Action: 6/14/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

H.R.1859: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Adam Schiff [D-CA28] (introduced 5/7/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

H.R.1101: Homeowners and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (introduced 3/12/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

H.R.2156: CLAIM Act
Sponsor: Rep Stephen Fincher [R-TN8] (introduced 5/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1646: To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to provide an exception from the member business loan cap for loans made to aid in the recovery from a disaster.
Sponsor: Rep Carolyn Maloney [NY-12] (introduced 4/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

S.924: Safe Building Code Incentive Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Robert Menendez [D-NJ] (introduced 5/9/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.1499: Disaster-Affected Homeowners Notification Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8] (introduced 4/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1669: Public Housing Disaster Preparedness Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Nydia Velazquez [D-NY7] (introduced 4/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1640: Cyber Warrior Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Steve Israel [D-NY3] (introduced 4/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/6/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities.

H.R.390: National Emergency Centers Establishment Act
Sponsor: Rep Alcee Hastings [D-FL20] (introduced 1/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/21/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities.

H.R.549: Homeowner Catastrophe Protection Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [R-NY11] (introduced 2/6/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.243: A bill to provide assistance for watersheds adversely affected by qualifying natural disasters.
Sponsor: Sen Michael Bennet [D-CO] (introduced 2/7/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.2241: Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25] (introduced 6/4/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.93: Investment Savings Access After Catastrophes Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen David Vitter (introduced 1/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.

H.R.1009: Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Peter King [R-NY2] (introduced 3/6/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

S.506: Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Susan Collins [R-ME] (introduced 3/7/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.

Floods

H.R.1194: National Flood Insurance Program Termination Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Candice Miller [R-MI10] (introduced 3/14/2013)      
Latest Major Action: 4/15/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.

S.1098: Responsible Implementation of Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen David Vitter [R-LA] (introduced 6/6/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2013 Referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.765: Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Lois Capps [D-CA24] (introduced 2/15/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/1/2013 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Water and Power.

H.R.136: Flood Protection Public Safety Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Doris Matsui [D-CA6] (introduced 1/3/2013)
Latest Major Action: 1/4/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment.

H.R.2609: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
Sponsor: Rep Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11] (introduced 7/2/2013)
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134.

H.R. 1485: To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to modify the phase-in increases in flood insurance premium rates for certain properties, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2]
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R. 41: To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Rep Scott Garrett [R-NJ5] (introduced 1/3/2013)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 113-1

S.601: Water Resources Development Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Barbara Boxer [D-CA] (introduced 3/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2013 Passed Senate. Held at the desk.

H.R.1035: To require a study of voluntary community-based flood insurance options and how such options could be incorporated into the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gwen Moore [D-WI4] (introduced 3/7/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.960: Flood Victim Premium Relief Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Michael Grimm [R-NY11] (introduced 3/5/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2199: Flood Insurance Implementation Reform Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Cedric Richmond [D-LA2] (introduced 5/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1267: Flood Insurance Premium Relief Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Steven Palazzo [R-MS4] (introduced 3/19/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1075: Saving Homeowners from Onerous Rate Escalations Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Robert Menendez [D-NJ] (introduced 5/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.968: Fire-Damaged Home Rebuilding Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Doris Matsui [D-CA6] (introduced 3/5/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

S.996: A bill to improve the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Mary Landrieu [D-LA] (introduced 5/21/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.667: Fire-Damaged Home Rebuilding Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (introduced 4/8/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/8/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.1268: Flood Mitigation Expense Relief Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Steven Palazzo [R-MS4] (introduced 3/19/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/22/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

H.R.1769: Recognizing the National Benefits of Flood Protection Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Cedric Richmond [D-LA2] (introduced 4/26/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/29/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

Nuclear

H.R.1700: Nuclear Disaster Preparedness Act
Sponsor: Rep Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (introduced 4/24/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

H.R.1073: Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep James Sensenbrenner Jr. [R-WI5] (introduced 3/12/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1240: Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Ron Wyden [D-OR] (introduced 6/27/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.2032: Ban All Radioactive Recycling Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Edward Markey [D-MA5] (introduced 5/16/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

H.R.1879: Government Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Extension Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Steven Pearce [R-NM2] (introduced 5/8/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/20/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

H.R.1650: Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Eleanor Norton [DC] (introduced 4/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/6/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

S.1021: Next Generation Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH] (introduced 5/22/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

H.R.2314: Cooperative Threat Reduction Modernization Act
Sponsor: Rep Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1] (introduced 6/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.

S.773: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Tom Udall [D-NM] (introduced 4/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1645: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Ben Lujan [D-NM3] (introduced 4/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/30/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

H.R.1506: Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [D-MA5] (introduced 4/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

Solar Storms

H.R. 2417: Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act
Sponsor: Rep Trent Franks [R-AZ8] (introduced 6/18/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

Tsunami

H.R.1110: Tsunami Forecasting and Warning Improvement Act of 2013
Sponsor: Commish Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0] (introduced 3/13/2013)  
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

H.R.1491: To authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] (introduced 4/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs hearing held.

S.1162: A bill to authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Jeff Merkley [D-OR] (introduced 6/13/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Weather/Climate-related Issues

H.R.2023: Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act
Sponsor: Rep Lois Capps [D-CA24] (introduced 5/16/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Health

H.R.2322: Strengthening The Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground Act
Sponsor: Rep Scott Peters [D-CA52] (introduced 6/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/12/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

H.R.764: Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act
Sponsor: Rep Lois Capps [D-CA24] (introduced 2/15/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/1/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.

S.7: Extreme Weather Prevention and Resilience Act
Sponsor: Sen Harry Reid [D-NV] (introduced 1/22/2013)     
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Wildfires

H.R.1345: Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] (introduced 3/21/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.

H.R. 818: Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act
Sponsor: Rep Scott Tipton [R-CO3] (introduced 2/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Hearings Held.

H.R. 6306: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
Sponsor: Rep Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] (introduced 2/6/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.1511: To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to promote timely emergency rehabilitation and restoration of Federal forest land impacted by catastrophic events, to redirect for a 5-year period funding normally made available for land acquisition to mechanical forest treatment and salvage operations due to catastrophic events, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kristi Noem [R-SD] (introduced 4/11/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/3/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.

S.661: A bill to amend the Health Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to promote timely emergency rehabilitation and restoration of Federal forest land impacted by catastrophic events, to redirect for a 5-year-period funding normally made available for land acquisition to mechanical forest treatment and salvage operations due to catastrophic events, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [R-SD] (introduced 3/22/2013)
Latest Major Action: 3/22/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.327: Good Neighbor Forestry Act
Sponsor: Sen John Barrasso [R-WY] (introduced 2/14/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/18/2013 Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

H.R.2401: Good Neighbor Forestry Act
Sponsor: Rep Tom Cotton [R-AR4] (introduced 6/17/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.

S.1300: Stewardship Contracting Reauthorization and Improvement Act
Sponsor: Sen Jeff Flake [R-AZ] (introduced 7/16/2013)
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2013 Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.

S.816: Stewardship End Result Contracting Project Act
Sponsor: Sen Mark Udall [D-CO] (introduced 4/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.1895: National Forest Emergency Response Act
Sponsor: Rep Kristi Noem [R-SD] (introduced 5/8/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.

S.849: Permanent Stewardship Contracting Authority Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Michael Bennet [D-CO] (introduced 4/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.1442: Depleting Risk from Insect Infestation, Soil Erosion, and Catastrophic Fire Act
Sponsor: Rep Edward Markey [D-MA5] (introduced 4/9/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.

Wind Hazards: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Storms

H.R.2774: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] (introduced 7/22/2013)    
Latest Major Action: 7/22/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.105: A bill to direct the General Accountability Office to conduct a full audit of hurricane protection funding and cost estimates associated with post-Katrina hurricane protection.
Sponsor: Sen David Vitter [R-LA] (introduced 1/23/2013)     
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.2132: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Frederica Wilson [D-FL24] (introduced 5/23/2013) 
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2013 Referred to House Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

H.R.152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [R-KY5] (introduced 1/4/2013)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 113-2

H.R.1786: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19] (introduced 4/26/2013)
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2013 House committee/subcommittee actions. Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

H.R.1753: Sandy Disaster Fisheries Relief Act
Sponsor: Rep Frank Pallone [D-NJ6] (introduced 4/25/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.1668: Safely Sheltering Disaster Victims Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Nydia Velazquez [D-NY7] (introduced 4/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Appropriations, and the Budget.

H.R.554: Superstorm Sandy Mortgage Relief Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8] (introduced 2/6/2013)     
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2137: Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] (introduced 5/23/2013)
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2013 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means

S.803: Superstorm Sandy Unemployment Relief Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ] (introduced 4/24/2013)     
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.

H.R.453: Investment Savings Access After Catastrophes Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Bill Cassidy [R-LA6] (introduced 2/4/2013)
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations.



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Last updated August 14, 2013

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