H.R.9: Climate Action Now Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced March 27, 2019
  • Latest Major Action May 7, 2019

Bill Cosponsors

224 (223 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Bill Versions

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Week Ending Rank
May 4, 2019 3rd

Bill Summary

Climate Action Now Act This bill requires the President to develop and update annually a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement on climate change. (Sec. 3) In addition, the bill prohibits federal funds from being used to withdraw from the agreement. (Sec. 4) The bill outlines what must be included in the plan, including descriptions of steps to (1) cut greenhouse gas emissions by...

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Statement of Administration Policy

The administration strongly opposes this legislation and has recommended the president veto it.

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 208 statements associated with H.R.9.

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for H.R.9.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2019
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 79.
May 6, 2019
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pressley amendment No. 23.
May 2, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fletcher amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Fletcher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fletcher amendment No. 22.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kim amendment No. 21.
May 2, 2019
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
May 2, 2019
Considered as unfinished business.
May 2, 2019
Mr. Barr moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. (text: CR H3426)
May 2, 2019
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3411-3420, H3420-3429)
May 2, 2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 2, 2019
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 - 190 (Roll no. 184).
May 2, 2019
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 206 - 214 (Roll no. 183).
May 2, 2019
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with new text at the end of the bill stating that this Act shall take effect on the date that the President certifies that meeting the nationally determined contribution of the United States under the Paris Agreement will not result in a net transfer of jobs from the United States to China.
May 2, 2019
Mr. Barr moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
May 2, 2019
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
May 2, 2019
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 9.
May 2, 2019
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment No. 30.
May 2, 2019
The Committee resumed its sitting.
May 2, 2019
The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
May 2, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 29.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crow amendment No. 28.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Levin (CA) amendment No. 27.
May 2, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Van Drew amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Van Drew demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Van Drew amendment No. 26.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neguse amendment No. 25.
May 2, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schrier amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Schrier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 2, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrier amendment No. 24.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment No. 15.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 14.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost amendment No. 13.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Case amendment No. 12.
May 1, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 11.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 10.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 9.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 8.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shalala amendment No. 7.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres (CA) amendment No. 6.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster (NH) amendment No. 5.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 4.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Omar amendment No. 3.
May 1, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Espaillat amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Espaillat amendment No. 2.
May 1, 2019
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with ninety minutes of general debate on H.R. 9.
May 1, 2019
The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Blumenauer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
May 1, 2019
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 329 and Rule XVIII.
May 1, 2019
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 9 with 1 hour and 30 minutes of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
May 1, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 329.
May 1, 2019
Rule H. Res. 329 passed House.
May 1, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 329. (consideration: CR H3363-3397; text: CR H3381)
May 1, 2019
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 9 as unfinished business.
May 1, 2019
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
May 1, 2019
Mr. Pallone moved that the Committee rise.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (NV) amendment No. 20.
May 1, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Porter amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Porter amendment No. 19.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 18.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Panetta amendment No. 17.
May 1, 2019
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 329, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brendan F. Boyle (PA) amendment No. 16.
April 29, 2019
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 329 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 9 with 1 hour and 30 minutes of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
April 18, 2019
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 21.
April 18, 2019
Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-41, Part II.
April 18, 2019
Reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 116-41, Part I.
April 9, 2019
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 16.
April 9, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 4, 2019
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 19.
April 4, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 28, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
March 27, 2019
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
March 27, 2019

Introduced in the House by Kathy Castor (D-Fla.)

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