House Bill 34
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019
Active
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Passed House on Jul 23, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 3, 2019
Latest Action
Jul 24, 2019
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
34
Congress
116
Policy Area
Water Resources Development
Water Resources Development
Primary focus of measure is the supply and use of water and control of water flows; watersheds; floods and storm protection; wetlands. Measures concerning water quality may fall under Environmental Protection policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
July 23, 2019
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7177-7178)
Summary

Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019

This bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to integrate water considerations into its energy research, development, and demonstration programs and projects.

Specifically, the DOE must develop and implement a strategic plan that (1) advances energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices to minimize freshwater withdrawal and consumption, increase water use efficiency, and utilize nontraditional water sources; (2) considers the effects climate variability may have on water supplies and quality for energy generation and fuel production; and (3) improves the understanding of the energy required to provide reliable water supplies as well as the water required to provide reliable energy supplies. The plan must be updated every five years.

In addition, DOE must establish an Energy-Water Subcommittee of the Energy Advisory Board to promote and enable improved energy and water resource data collection, reporting, and technological innovation.

Text (3)
July 24, 2019
July 23, 2019
January 3, 2019
Actions (14)
07/24/2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
07/23/2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/23/2019
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7177-7178)
07/23/2019
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7177-7178)
07/23/2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 34.
07/23/2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7177-7179)
07/23/2019
Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/01/2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/01/2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/27/2019
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
03/27/2019
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
02/12/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy..
01/03/2019
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
01/03/2019
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jan 4, 2019 1:32:50 PM
Record Updated
Nov 9, 2022 9:28:46 PM