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14-H3870 on Jan 14, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Superfund Reinvestment Act
Source: H.R.3870
Congressional summary: Authorizes the use of funds in the Hazardous Substance Superfund for environmental cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). Provides that disbursements of the Hazardous Substance Superfund:
  1. shall not be counted as new deficit for purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, or the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010;
  2. shall be exempt from any general budget limitations; and
  3. shall be available only for the purposes specified in CERCLA.
      Authorizes Superfund through Dec. 31, 2023.

      Proponent's argument in favor (Sponsor's introductory remarks): Last week, the House passed legislation [outlined below] to weaken and fragment the already underfunded federal Superfund program. I am reintroducing legislation to reauthorize Superfund taxes on polluting industries; and provide more funds to clean up toxic waste sites. The Superfund program has resulted in the cleanup of more than 1,000 toxic waste sites. In the majority of cases, EPA works with the parties who have been found responsible for the pollution and they pay for the cleanup. [My bill] will reinstate Superfund taxes [on oil, chemicals, and corporations] to their previous levels.

      Opponent's argument against: (Chamber of Commerce's July 29 2013 letter supporting those House-passed bills): The US Chamber of Commerce strongly supports HR2279, the "Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act;" HR2318, the "Federal Facility Accountability Act;" and HR2226, the "Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protections Act." These three bills aim at modernizing CERCLA. HR2279 removes two impractical and unnecessary deadlines. HR2318 ensures that the federal government is a "good neighbor" when operating a superfund cleanup site. HR2226 would clarify that EPA must consult with the state when selecting a remedial action.


        Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Society bears cost of pollution Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
      • Topic: Environment
      • Headline: Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup (Score: -2)
      • Headline 2: Sponsored extending to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup (Score: -2)

        Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
      • Headline: Extend to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup (Answer: D)
      • Headline 2: Sponsored extending to 2023 Superfund hazardous waste cleanup (Answer: D)
      • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
        • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
        • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
        • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
        • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
        • E: Unsure


      • Key for participation codes:
      • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
      • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
      • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
      • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
      • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



      Democrats participating in 14-H3870

      Earl Blumenauer s2pOregon DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 29, 2014
      Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratJan 14, 2014
      John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)Jan 14, 2014
      Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2014
      Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Sander Levin s1oMichigan DemocratFeb 27, 2014
      Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 29, 2014
      Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Gloria Negrete McLeod s1oCalifornia Democrat (County run 2014)Jan 15, 2014
      James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Jan 14, 2014
      Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesJan 14, 2014
      Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Allyson Schwartz s1oPA Democratic ChallengerJan 14, 2014
      Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratJan 14, 2014
      Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratFeb 3, 2014



      Republicans participating in 14-H3870



      Independents participating in 14-H3870



      Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

      Democrats: 22
      Republicans: 0
      Independents: 0


















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