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H.R. 3923 (116th): Environmental Justice Act of 2019

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To require Federal agencies to address environmental justice, to require consideration of cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Raul Ruiz

Sponsor. Representative for California's 36th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Length: 45 pages
Jul 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

House Passes Dr. Ruizs Legislation to Promote Environmental Justice
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Oct 1, 2020

Rep. Ruiz Highlights Need for Medical Professionals in Indian Country During Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Jul 9, 2020

Dr. Ruiz Taking Fight for East Valley Environmental Justice to Congress
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Jan 29, 2020

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Jul 23, 2019

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

H.R. 3923 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3923. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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