H.R.9: Climate Action Now Act

About This Bill

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

Bill Cosponsors

224 (All Democrats)

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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. Specifically, the plan must describe steps to (1) cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26%-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, and (2) confirm that other parties to the agreement with major economies are fulfilling their announced contributions. In...

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What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 102 statements associated with H.R.9.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 79.
May 6
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
May 2
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
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
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
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
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
May 2
Considered as unfinished business.
May 2
Mr. Barr moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. (text: CR H3426)
May 2
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3411-3420, H3420-3429)
May 2
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 2

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 - 190 (Roll no. 184).

May 2

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 206 - 214 (Roll no. 183).

May 2
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
May 2
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
Mr. Barr moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
May 2
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
May 2
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 9.
May 2
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
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
The Committee resumed its sitting.
May 2
The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
May 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with ninety minutes of general debate on H.R. 9.
May 1
The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Blumenauer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
May 1
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
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
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 329.
May 1
Rule H. Res. 329 passed House.
May 1
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 329. (consideration: CR H3363-3397; text: CR H3381)
May 1
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 9 as unfinished business.
May 1
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
May 1
Mr. Pallone moved that the Committee rise.
May 1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 21.
April 18
Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-41, Part II.
April 18
Reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 116-41, Part I.
April 9
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 16.
April 9
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 4
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 19.
April 4
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 27
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

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

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