Senate Bill 1756
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Rebuild America Now Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Aug 3, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Aug 3, 2017
Latest Action
May 15, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
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
1756
Congress
115
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
Primary focus of measure is regulation of pollution including from hazardous substances and radioactive releases; climate change and greenhouse gases; environmental assessment and research; solid waste and recycling; ecology. Measures concerning energy exploration, efficiency, and conservation may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Rebuild America Now Act

This bill amends the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to expedite the environmental review and permitting process for projects undertaken or funded by the federal government that could have significant environmental consequences.

The bill states as policy that when implementing a permitting law, including specified environmental laws, agencies should seek to issue permit decisions favorably to the maximum extent practicable.

The bill includes provisions regarding:

  • lawsuits involving challenges to agency actions concerning energy production,
  • approval of gas pipeline projects,
  • rights-of-way through national parks,
  • assistance to areas where air pollution levels have not met national ambient air quality standards, and
  • state authority to review certain transportation projects and agreements.
Text (1)
August 3, 2017
Actions (3)
05/15/2018
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-322.
08/03/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
08/03/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Aug 4, 2017 12:42:22 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:39:04 PM