Environment Issue Summary

Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
April 7, 2022 Rhode Island S 2446 Reduces Plastic Bag Use at Retail Establishments via Recyclable Options Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
June 16, 2021 Rhode Island H 5328 Requires K-12 and Vocational Schools to Produce a "Waste Audit" Report Bill Passed - House (60 - 10)
April 6, 2021 Rhode Island H 5445 Establishes an Updated Outline of State Climate Goals Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
March 23, 2021 Rhode Island H 5445 Establishes an Updated Outline of State Climate Goals Bill Passed - House (53 - 22)
June 14, 2017 Rhode Island S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/07 S 2446 Reduces Plastic Bag Use at Retail Establishments via Recyclable Options Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
6/16 H 5328 Requires K-12 and Vocational Schools to Produce a "Waste Audit" Report Bill Passed - House (60 - 10)
4/06 H 5445 Establishes an Updated Outline of State Climate Goals Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
3/23 H 5445 Establishes an Updated Outline of State Climate Goals Bill Passed - House (53 - 22)
6/14 S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
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Public Statements

Date Title Politician
May 6, 2022 Letter to Tammy Baldwin, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Other Related Agencies; and John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Other Related Agencies - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
April 29, 2022 Letter to Hon. Chellie Pingree, Chair Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Hon. Dave Joyce, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Neguse, Langevin Advocate for Funding to Improve Environmental Literacy and Responsibility Rep. David Cicilline
April 29, 2022 Letter to Hon. Chellie Pingree, Chair Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Hon. Dave Joyce, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Neguse, Langevin Advocate for Funding to Improve Environmental Literacy and Responsibility Rep. Jim Langevin
April 27, 2022 Letter to Jeff Merkley, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Chellie Pingree, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, David Joyce, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Bicameral Group Call for Additional Funding for Zero-Emission School Buses Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
April 7, 2022 Sarbanes, Reed, Collins Reintroduce No Child Left Inside Act Sen. Jack Reed
Date Title Politician
May 6, 2022 Letter to Tammy Baldwin, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Other Related Agencies; and John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Other Related Agencies - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
April 29, 2022 Letter to Hon. Chellie Pingree, Chair Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Hon. Dave Joyce, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Neguse, Langevin Advocate for Funding to Improve Environmental Literacy and Responsibility Rep. David Cicilline
April 29, 2022 Letter to Hon. Chellie Pingree, Chair Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Hon. Dave Joyce, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Neguse, Langevin Advocate for Funding to Improve Environmental Literacy and Responsibility Rep. Jim Langevin
April 27, 2022 Letter to Jeff Merkley, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Chellie Pingree, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, David Joyce, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Bicameral Group Call for Additional Funding for Zero-Emission School Buses Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
April 7, 2022 Sarbanes, Reed, Collins Reintroduce No Child Left Inside Act Sen. Jack Reed
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