About the bill
But is it just a Republican attempt to pay lip service to green causes without enacting the more serious reforms?
Planting one trillion trees may be able to counteract the past decade of global warming,
according to an estimate by ecologist Thomas Crowther and colleagues at the Switzerland university ETH Zurich.
Accordingly, the One Trillion Trees Initiative was started in January, with a combination of national governments, environmental organizations, and private sector businesses jointly attempting to plant one trillion trees by 2050.
“We’re committed to conserving the majesty of God’s creation and the natural beauty of our world,” Trump said at Davos in January. “Today, I’m pleased to announce the United States will join One Trillion Trees Initiative being launched here at the World Economic Forum. And in …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2020
Length: 59 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 12, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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37 Cosponsors (34 Republicans, 3 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Marshall Applauds Administrations Promotion of Trees”
— Sen. Roger Marshall [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 15, 2020
“Higgins Joins Republican Colleagues in Support of Trillion Trees Act”
— Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 11, 2020
Feb 12, 2020
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Feb 26, 2020
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Apr 19, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2639 (117th).
H.R. 5859 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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