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H.R. 2986: BEST Act

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To amend the United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 to establish a research, development, and demonstration program for grid-scale energy storage systems, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Bill Foster

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Introduced
May 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Feb 12, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 12, 2020.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Jaime Herrera Beutlers Legislation to Increase Energy Efficiency and Strengthen Grid Security Approved by Congressional Committee
    — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 12, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Continues Leadership on Climate Change
    — Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 12, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Continues Leadership on Climate Change
    — Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8] on Mar 12, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2986 will add $572 million in new spending through 2025.

History

May 23, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Dec 19, 2019
 
Considered by Energy

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Feb 12, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Signed by the President

H.R. 2986 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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