S.2419: Wildfire Smoke Emergency Declaration Act of 2021

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Wildfire Smoke Emergency Declaration Act of 2021 This bill authorizes the President to declare a smoke emergency and provide emergency assistance to affected communities under specified circumstances. Specifically, the President, upon determining that there is, or anticipating that there will be, a significant decrease in air quality due to wildland fire smoke in one or more states, may declare a smoke emergency. The governor or other agency...

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July 21, 2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 21, 2021

Introduced in the Senate by Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

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