May 3, 2017
Representative John Delaney (D-MD-6) introduced the Climate Solutions Commission Act (H.R.2326), which aims to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, on May 3. Representative Delaney introduced the same bill (H.R.6240) during the previous session of Congress, but it was not enacted.
The bill acknowledges the current extent of extreme weather events and calls for bipartisan support to pursue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The bill also calls for the establishment of a bipartisan commission, to be known as the “National Climate Solutions Commission,” that would review economically feasible public and private actions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and provide policy recommendations to the federal and state governments. The commission would be composed of 10 members appointed by the President, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the House of Representatives.
H.R.2326 was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on May 5.
Sources: Library of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives