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H.R. 4269 (116th): Climate Stewardship Act of 2019

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From 1933 to 1942, during the Great Depression, the federal government ran the program Civilian Conservation Corps, employing hundreds of thousands of people to plant more than three billion trees and construct trails in more than 800 parks.

The Climate Stewardship Act would resurrect this program under the new name Stewardship Corps. The 84-page bill also contains provisions restoring 2+ million acres of coastal wetlands and investing in renewable energy.

“Climate change is an immediate threat our communities face that calls for bold solutions. However, deforestation and some current agricultural practices are making global warming worse,” Rep. Haaland said in a press release. The bill would “incentivize farming practices that reduce emissions and promote reforestation. These steps are important to reversing climate change impacts that threaten the health and safety ...

Sponsor and status

Debra Haaland

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Length: 84 pages
Sep 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 10, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

House Democrats Push for Millions of Restoration and Resilience Jobs
    — Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2] (Co-sponsor) on May 20, 2020

Udall Joins Booker, Haaland Climate Change Bill Focused on Investing in Farm Conservation Programs, Reforestation, and Wetlands Restoration
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM, 2009-2020] on Sep 13, 2019

Kaptur Joins House Democrats in Push for Millions of Restoration and Resilience Jobs
    — Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] on May 20, 2020

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Sep 10, 2019

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

H.R. 4269 (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. 4269. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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