Summary: H.R.2696 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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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.