The Green New Deal bills may change as they are introduced in new Congresses. We are focusing on the most recent bills that have not yet been passed, and will update as those bills are updated or replaced.
In the House: H. RES. 109
Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. Read more.
In the Senate: S. RES. 59
Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. Read more.
Other bills that may relate to the Green New Deal (thanks to Selden Prentice)
FARMING & LAND:
REGENERATIVE FARMING: AGRICULTURE RESILIENCE
ACT. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) (Overview, Text H5861, Sponsor
FORESTS, WETLANDS, JOBS: THE CLIMATE STEWARDSHIP
ACT. Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Debra A. Haaland (D-NM)
(Overview, Text H4269, Sponsor Statement, Section-by-Section, Group
ANTITRUST AGRICULTURE: THE FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS
MERGER MORATORIUM ACT. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep.
Mark Pocan (D-WI) (Overview, Text S1596, Sponsor Statement, Sectionby-
Section, Group Support). House bill — HR 2933 Mark Pocan
This bill places a moratorium on certain acquisitions between large
agricultural and retail-related businesses, thereby halting the consolidation of
the farming industry. Such consolidation thwarts efforts on regenerative farming
and devastates independent famers. Cory Booker: “These excessive levels of
concentration and market power are devastating our independent family farmers
and ranchers and hollowing out the rural communities in which they live.
• Rewards farmers for promoting healthy soil and carbon
• Supports farmers for practicing pasture-based livestock systems
• Provides financial incentives to help farms transition to green
• New federal programs aimed at reducing food waste
• Supports programs to reduce or offset one-third of agricultural
emissions by 2025
• Plants 16 billion trees, including 400 million in urban areas
• Restores and protects 2 million acres of essential coastal wetlands
• Invests in regional food systems, helping small and medium sized
farms provide fresh, nutritious food to more people via local
• Creates Stewardship Corps similar to CCC.
Farmers and ranchers are being forced to sell into ever more concentrated
marketplaces that unfairly reduce the prices they receive for their crops and
livestock, and unfairly increase the cost of inputs. In 1950, a farmer would get 41
cents from every retail dollar for the products he sold; today that portion has
plummeted to 15 cents. This must change. It’s time to restore competition to the
marketplace, so that our farmers and ranchers can once again have the
opportunity to share in the prosperity they help create.”
FARM SYSTEMS REFORM ACT. Sen. Booker (D-NJ). Rep. Khanna
(D-CA-17) (Overview, Text HR6718, Sponsor Statement, Section-by-Section,
REFRIGERANTS: AMERICAN INNOVATION &
MANUFACTURING ACT. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), Sen. Tom Carper (DDE),
Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY),
Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment
and Climate Change, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Elise
Stefanik (R-NY)(Overview, Text S2754, Text HR5544, Sponsor Statement, ,
Section-by-Section, Group Support – Everyone, Industry, Enviros, Bi-Partisan).
PLASTICS: THE BREAK FREE FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION
ACT. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), Rep. Alan S. Lowenthal (D-CA) (Overview, Text
H5845, Sponsor Statement, Section-by-Section)
• Phases out concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
and large factory farms that produce enormous waste and
• Offers buyouts to help farmers transition from CAFOs to
• Bipartisan bill to replace environmentally harmful
hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air
conditioning with more efficient cooling products.
• Creates 33,000 manufacturing jobs and an estimated 2.5M
industry jobs by 2027.
• Forces US to comply with an existing treaty.
Plastics are the 5th highest CO2 emitter and they warm the planet at twice the rate as
aviation. 92% of plastic is never recycled. Jayapal, DelBene, Kilmer, Smith are co-sp.
PROTECT AMERICA’S CHILDREN FROM TOXIC PESTICIDES ACT of 2020
(PACTPA). Sen. Udall (D-NM), Sen. Negusa (D-CO). (Overview, Text ) Rep. Joe Neguse
FINANCIAL & TAX INCENTIVES
END POLLUTER WELFARE ACT. Sen. Sanders, Rep. Ellison (D-MN).
HR 7781 (Overview, Text,)
FOSSIL FUEL MANAGEMENT
FRACKING: BAN FRACKING ACT. Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT),
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (Overview, Text H5857, Sponsor
Statement, Section-by-Section, Group Support 570+).
The Ban Fracking Act would institute an immediate federal ban on all new federal
permits for fracking-related infrastructure and a ban on fracking within 2,500 feet of
• Phases out most common single-use non-recyclable plastic products by
• Reforms waste and recycling programs, and establishes nationwide
bottle return refund program
• Holds corporations responsible for cleaning up plastic pollution
• Makes certain producers of products (e.g., packaging, paper, single-use
products, beverage containers, or food service products) fiscally
responsible for collecting, managing, and recycling or composting the
products after consumer use.
• Bans pesticides shown to cause significant harm to children, adults,
and the environment, some which are already banned or restricted
in Europe & Canada.
• Bans insecticides that lead to pollinator collapse.
• Protects frontline communities directly impacted by pesticide
exposure, including farmworkers.
• Eliminates up to $150B in federal subsidies to fossil fuel companies
homes and schools by 2021. Then, starting in 2025, it would ban fracking nationwide.
Includes provisions for a just transition. No other bill we’re aware of works to directly
keep fossil fuels in the ground.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOR ALL ACT Rep. Grijalva, Raul
(D – AZ) Text 5986
The Environmental Justice for All Act addresses disparities in environmental and public health,
particularly impacting underserved communities and communities of color. Establishes a Federal
Energy Transition Economic Development Assistance Fund to support communities and workers
as they transition away from fossil fuel-dependent economies. Allows lawsuits by communities for
6 co-sponsors in Senate, 24 in House.
- Would close tax loopholes and eliminate federal subsidies for the oil, gas, and coal industries.
- $500 billion over ten years in state, local, and tribal projects to jumpstart the transition to all electric public vehicles and rail and help modernize the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Data for Progress analysis. (https://www.dataforprogress.org/memos/electrifying-transportation)
- THRIVE board, appointed by the President, would invest 1 trillion per year in the following:
- Upgrade our infrastructure for clean water, affordable public transit, and a reliable electric grid (creating five million jobs);
- Expand access to wind and solar power, electric vehicles, and healthy buildings (creating four million jobs)
- Protect our rural and urban spaces, wetlands, prairies, forests and support family farmers who are embracing regenerative agriculture (creating four million jobs); and
- Invest in public institutions and care for children and the elderly — essential work that is underpaid and largely performed by women of color (creating two million jobs).
- This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to estimate annual methane emissions from each oil and natural gas producing basin and levy a fee for such emissions on each company that produces, gathers, processes, or transmits oil or natural gas. The fees must be used to provide grants through the National Coastal Resilience Fund of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
- Awards grants to public housing agencies (PHAs) and other eligible entities under a variety of new programs, including programs for:
- facilitating workforce development and high-income employment transition;
- conducting physical needs assessments and subsequent energy efficiency retrofits; and
- making upgrades, replacements, and improvements for energy efficiency, building electrification, and water quality upgrades.
The Green New Deal for Public Schools (HR 4442)
- Would invest $1.43 trillion over 10 years in public schools and infrastructure to combat climate change — would make a transformative and unprecedented investment in public school infrastructure by upgrading every public school building in the country, addressing historical harms and inequities by focusing support on high-need schools, and hiring and training hundreds of thousands of additional educators and support staff.
Energy Resilient Communities Act (HR 448) 46 co-sponsors.
- Would require the Department of Energy to establish a program that awards grants to make critical energy infrastructure more resilient to climate change hazards, such as grants for developing clean energy microgrids that support critical community infrastructure or customers of electric utilities with special energy needs due to medical conditions.
14 co-sponsors in the Senate, 14 in the House.