H.R.2696 - Executive Office of Environmental Justice Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] (Introduced 05/25/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/26/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2696 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/25/2017)
Executive Office of Environmental Justice Act of 2017
This bill establishes in the Executive Office of the President an Office of Environmental Justice, which must:
- complete and publish online environmental justice assessments of executive orders and discuss the assessments with the President before the executive orders are signed,
- review progress being made on implementing environmental justice policies at certain agencies,
- coordinate community and stakeholder outreach, and
- ensure that the goals of Executive Order 12898 relating to federal actions to address environmental justice in minority populations and low-income populations are being actively implemented through science-based regulations in the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition, the bill expands the membership of the Domestic Policy Council to include a representative from the office.