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H.R. 1166: USE IT Act

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To support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Scott Peters

Sponsor. Representative for California's 52nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 31 pages
Feb 13, 2019

Introduced on Feb 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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S. 383 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Apr 10, 2019


Position statements

What legislators are saying

On Climate Strike Day, Rep. Peters Announces Priority Climate Bills Backed by Largest Dem Caucus in Congress
    — Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52] (Sponsor) on Sep 20, 2019

Reps. McKinley and Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Spur Carbon Capture and Use Technology Development and Demonstration
    — Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 14, 2019

Casten, New Democrat Coalition Release Priorities for U.S. Climate Policy
    — Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6] on Sep 18, 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

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