[House Report 117-432]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


117th Congress    }                                     {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {     117-432

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 3771) TO AMEND THE PUBLIC 
     HEALTH SERVICE ACT TO PROVIDE FOR RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT OF 
 CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AMONG THE SOUTH ASIAN POPULATION OF THE UNITED 
STATES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL 
 (H.R. 5118) TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO PRIORITIZE THE 
  COMPLETION OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL, AND FOR 
OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 6929) TO 
  INCREASE THE BENEFITS GUARANTEED IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN PENSION 
         PLANS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES 

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   July 26, 2022.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. Neguse, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                      [To accompany H. Res. 1254]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 1254, by a record vote of 9 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3771, the 
South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act of 2022, 
under a structured rule. The resolution provides one hour of 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or 
their designees. The resolution waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the 
text of Rules Committee Print 117-58 shall be considered as 
adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. 
The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in 
the bill, as amended. The resolution makes in order only the 
further amendment to H.R. 3771 printed in part A of this 
report. The amendment may be offered only in the order printed 
in this report, may be offered only by a Member designated in 
this report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable 
for the time specified in this report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be 
subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question. The resolution waives all points of 
order against the amendment printed in part A of this report. 
The resolution provides one motion to recommit. The resolution 
also provides for consideration of H.R. 5118, the Wildfire 
Response and Drought Resiliency Act, under a structured rule. 
The resolution provides one hour of debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Natural Resources or their designees. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 117-57, as modified by the amendment printed in 
part B of this report, shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended. The resolution makes in order only the further 
amendments to H.R. 5118 printed in part C of this report. Each 
such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in this 
report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this 
report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in this report equally divided and controlled by 
the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of 
the question. The resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in part C of this report. The resolution 
provides that at the conclusion of consideration of the bill 
for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as 
amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have 
been adopted. The question of such further amendments' adoption 
shall be put to the House en gros and without division of the 
question. The resolution provides one motion to recommit. The 
resolution provides that during consideration of H.R. 5118, the 
Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if 
offered by the chair of the Committee on Natural Resources or 
his designee. The Chair may not entertain a motion to strike 
out the enacting words of the bill. The resolution also 
provides for consideration of H.R. 6929, the Susan Muffley Act 
of 2022, under a structured rule.
    The resolution provides one hour of general debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Ways and Means or their designees. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment printed in 
part D of this report shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended.
    The resolution makes in order only the further amendment to 
H.R. 6929 printed in part E of this report. The amendment may 
be offered only in the order printed in this report, may be 
offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in this report equally divided and controlled by the proponent 
and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The 
resolution waives all points of order against the amendment 
printed in part E of this report. The resolution provides one 
motion to recommit. The resolution provides that at any time 
through the legislative day of Friday, July 29, 2022, the 
Speaker may entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or 
a designee that the House suspend the rules with respect to 
multiple measures that were the object of motions to suspend 
the rules on July 26, 2022, July 27, 2022, July 28, 2022, or 
July 29, 2022 on which the yeas and nays were ordered and 
further proceedings postponed. The Chair shall put the question 
on any such motion without debate or intervening motion, and 
the ordering of the yeas and nays on postponed motions to 
suspend the rules with respect to such measures is vacated.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 3771 includes waivers of the following:
    -- Clause 3(c)(6) of rule XIII, which requires the report 
of a committee on a measure to be considered pursuant to a 
special order of business reported by the Committee on Rules 
that has been approved by the committee include a list of 
related committee and subcommittee hearings; and a designation 
of at least one committee or subcommittee hearing that was used 
to develop or consider such bill or joint resolution.
    -- Clause 3(d) of rule XIII, which requires the inclusion 
of committee cost estimate in a committee report. A CBO cost 
estimate on H.R. 3771 was not available at the time the 
Committee on the Energy and Commerce filed its report.
    Although the rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 3771, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the rule waives all points of order against the 
amendment to H.R. 3771 in Part A of this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 5118, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 5118, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the rule waives all points of order against the 
amendments to H.R. 5118 in Part C of this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 6929 includes waivers of the following:
    -- Clause 12 of rule XXI, which prohibits consideration of 
a bill pursuant to a special order of business reported by the 
Committee on Rules that has not been reported by a committee.
    -- Clause 10 of rule XXI, which prohibits consideration of 
a measure that has a net effect of increasing the deficit or 
reducing the surplus over the five- or 10-year period; however, 
the budgetary effects of the bill are fully offset over the 10-
year period.
    -- Section 302(f)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act, which 
prohibits consideration of legislation providing new budget 
authority in excess of a 302(a) or 302(b) allocation of such 
authority.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 6929, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the rule waives all points of order against the 
amendment to H.R. 6929 in Part E of this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 266

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report an open rule for H.R. 5118. 
Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mr. Reschenthaler.................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Fischbach....................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Ms. Ross........................................          Nay
Mr. Neguse......................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 267

    Motion by Mr. Perlmutter to report the rule. Adopted: 9-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mrs. Torres.....................................          Yea   Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................          Yea   Mr. Reschenthaler.................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Yea   Mrs. Fischbach....................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Ms. Ross........................................          Yea
Mr. Neguse......................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3771 IN PART A MADE IN ORDER

    Sherrill (NJ): Requires the Secretary of HHS to enter into 
an agreement with the National Academies (or another 
appropriate entity) to conduct a study on the relationship 
between COVID-19 and rates of morbidity and mortality as a 
result of heart disease. (10 minutes)

 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5118 IN PART B CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Grijalva (AZ): Makes technical and other changes. Adds 
additional provisions to address wildfire, drought, and 
disaster assistance related issues.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 5118 IN PART C MADE IN ORDER

    McCarthy (CA), Conway, Connie (CA): Authorizes a grant 
program to improve water supply reliability for rural 
communities experiencing drinking water shortages. (10 minutes)
    Schrier (WA): Adds language to expand pre- and post-fire 
weather assessments to include identification of data 
collection gaps, accuracy and efficiency of fire weather 
forecasting, and post-incident assessments. (10 minutes)
    Velazquez (NY), Graves, Garret (LA): Revises the collateral 
requirements so borrowers can obtain a disaster loan for up to 
$25,000 from the Small Business Administration without pledging 
any collateral. (10 minutes)

 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 6929 IN PART D CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Neal (MA): Accelerates the payment of variable-rate 
premiums for single employer pension plans due after September 
15, 2032, and before November 1, 2032, to September 15, 2032.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 6929 IN PART E MADE IN ORDER

    Scott, Bobby (VA): Requires the Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation (PBGC) to issue a request for information to the 
public regarding ways to ensure the long-term solvency of the 
agency's insurance programs and submit a report, with 
recommendations, to Congress. (10 minutes)

          PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3771 MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered By Representative Sherrill of New Jersey 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 2, strike lines 15 through 22 and insert the following:
  ``(c) Reports to Congress.--
          ``(1) Study on relationship between certain rates of 
        morbidity and mortality as a result of heart disease in 
        at-risk populations.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Not later than 60 days 
                after the date of enactment of this section, 
                the Secretary shall seek to enter into an 
                agreement with the National Academies of 
                Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (or, if the 
                National Academies decline to enter into the 
                agreement, another appropriate entity) under 
                which the National Academies (or other 
                appropriate entity) will conduct a study of the 
                relationship between COVID-19 and rates of 
                morbidity and mortality as a result of heart 
                disease in at-risk populations, such as South 
                Asian communities in the United States.
                  ``(B) Report.--Not later than 5 years after 
                the date of enactment of this section, the 
                Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report 
                on the results of the study under subsection 
                (a).
          ``(2) Report on outreach.--Not later than 180 days 
        after the date of the enactment of this section, and 
        annually thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to 
        Congress a report on outreach efforts and data relating 
        to heart disease in communities disproportionately 
        affected by heart disease, such as South Asian 
        communities in the United States.''.

      PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5118 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 6, before line 1, insert the following:

SEC. 3. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

  The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of 
complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall 
be determined by reference to the latest statement titled 
``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation'' for this Act, 
submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the 
Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such 
statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.
  Page 41, after line 13, insert the following:
                  (J) Advancing best practices and training for 
                safely pursuing, conducting, and controlling 
                prescribed fires.
                  (K) Creating processes to facilitate public 
                comment prior to prescribed fire 
                implementation.
  Page 45, line 14, strike ``Not more'' and insert ``(A) Not 
more''.
  Page 45, after line 18, insert the following:
          (B) Not more than 4 percent of the amounts 
        appropriated annually to the Fund may be used by the 
        United States Fish and Wildlife Service for 
        administrative expenses.
  Page 75, after line 3, insert the following:

SEC. 303. STUDY ON CROP LOSSES.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall 
submit to the agricultural committees a report that includes--
          (1) as of the date of the report, an estimate of--
                  (A) agricultural losses due to adverse 
                weather events that have occurred in calendar 
                year 2022;
                  (B) Emergency Relief Program funds spent for 
                2020 and 2021 losses;
                  (C) Emergency Livestock Relief Program funds 
                spent for 2021 losses;
                  (D) the number of new producers that have 
                purchased Federal crop insurance or coverage 
                under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
                Program under section 196 of the Federal 
                Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 
                (7 U.S.C. 7333) (including an overview of the 
                coverage levels purchased) as a result of 
                receiving assistance through--
                          (i) the Wildfire and Hurricane 
                        Indemnity Program (WHIP) for losses in 
                        2017; and
                          (ii) the Wildfire and Hurricane 
                        Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) for 
                        losses in 2018 and 2019; and
                  (E) the number of producers who--
                          (i) newly purchased Federal crop 
                        insurance or coverage under the 
                        Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
                        Program under section 196 of the 
                        Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
                        Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333) as a 
                        result of receiving assistance 
                        through--
                                  (I) the Wildfire and 
                                Hurricane Indemnity Program 
                                (WHIP) for losses in 2017; and
                                  (II) the Wildfire and 
                                Hurricane Indemnity Program 
                                Plus (WHIP+) for losses in 
                                2018; and
                          (ii) continued purchasing such 
                        insurance or coverage after the two-
                        year requirement applicable to such 
                        producers; and
          (2) with respect to calendar year 2022, the projected 
        agricultural losses due to adverse weather events in 
        calendar year 2022.
  (b) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Agricultural committees.--The term ``agricultural 
        committees'' means the Committee on Agriculture of the 
        House of Representatives, the Committee on Agriculture, 
        Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, and the 
        subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
        and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies of the 
        House of Representatives and the Senate.
          (2) Agricultural losses.--The term ``agricultural 
        losses'' means the losses described under the heading 
        ``Department of Agriculture--Agricultural Programs--
        Processing, Research and Marketing--Office of the 
        Secretary'' in the Extending Government Funding and 
        Delivering Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 117-43) 
        with respect to calendar year 2022.

SEC. 304. STUDY ON USE OF CH-47 CHINOOKS TO RESPOND TO WILDFIRES.

  Not later 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Interior, 
and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall jointly submit to 
Congress a report--
          (1) on the feasibility and effectiveness of using CH-
        47 Chinooks with firefighting modifications to--
                  (A) respond to wildfires; and
                  (B) perform search and rescue activities; and
          (2) that identifies the governmental organizations 
        (including Federal, State, and local government 
        organizations) that would be most effective with 
        respect to using the aircraft described in paragraph 
        (1) to carry out the activities specified in that 
        paragraph.

  Page 75, after line 24 insert the following:
  (c) Applicability.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to amounts appropriated on or after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.
  Page 86, strike lines 6 through 9, and insert the following:
                  (B) Administrative expenses; use of funds.--
                Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated 
                under subparagraph (A), not more than 2 percent 
                is authorized to be appropriated for--
  Page 93, after line 7, insert the following:
  (h) Prohibition.--Section 312(e) of the White Mountain Apache 
Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 (title III of 
Public Law 111-291; 124 Stat. 3096) is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
          ``(5) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of law, any amounts made available under 
        paragraph (2)(B) shall not be made available from the 
        Indian Water Rights Settlement Completion Fund 
        established by section 70101 of the Infrastructure 
        Investment and Jobs Act (25 U.S.C. 149) or the 
        Reclamation Water Settlements Fund established by 
        section 10501(a) of the Omnibus Public Land Management 
        Act of 2009 (43 U.S.C. 407(a)) until 2034.''.
  Page 94, lines 7 and 8, strike ``striking `2025' and 
inserting `2030'.'' and insert ``striking `$12,000,000 for each 
of fiscal years 2022 through 2025' and inserting `$14,000,000 
for each of fiscal years 2023 through 2032'.''.
  Page 94, line 14, strike ``$6,000,000'' and insert 
``$4,000,000''.
  Page 94, line 21, strike ``insertng'' and insert 
``inserting''.
  Page 109, line 7, strike ``made available'' and insert 
``authorized to be appropriated''.
  Page 109, lines 8 and 9, strike ``the Administrator may use 
not more than 4 percent'' and insert ``not more than 4 percent 
is authorized''.
  Page 112, lines 5 and 6, strike ``shall be used'' and insert 
``is authorized to be appropriated''.
  Page 112, lines 7 and 8, strike ``shall be used'' and insert 
``is authorized to be appropriated''.
  Page 112, line 10, strike ``made available'' and insert 
``authorized to be appropriated''.
  Page 112, line 12, strike ``the Administrator may use''.
  Page 112, line 13, strike ``to pay'' and insert ``is 
authorized to be appropriated for''.
  Page 112, after line 14, insert the following:

SEC. 117. SHORING UP ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND REDUCING EVAPORATION AT 
                    BUREAU OF RECLAMATION FACILITIES.

  (a) Assessment.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Interior shall 
        conduct, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, 
        an assessment of opportunities to install and maintain 
        photovoltaic solar panels (including floating solar 
        panels) at Bureau of Reclamation facilities.
          (2) Contents.--The assessment conducted under 
        paragraph (1) shall--
                  (A) include a description of the economic, 
                environmental, and technical feasibility of 
                installing and maintaining, or contracting with 
                third parties to install and maintain, 
                photovoltaic solar panels at Bureau of 
                Reclamation facilities;
                  (B) identify Bureau of Reclamation facilities 
                with a high potential for the installation and 
                maintenance of photovoltaic solar panels and 
                whether such installation and maintenance would 
                require additional authorization;
                  (C) account for potential impacts of 
                photovoltaic solar panels at Bureau of 
                Reclamation facilities and the authorized 
                purposes of such facilities, including 
                potential impacts related to evaporation 
                suppression, energy yield, dam safety, 
                recreation, water quality, and fish and 
                wildlife;
                  (D) account for potential damage to floating 
                photovoltaic solar panels from weather, water 
                level fluctuations, recreational co-use and 
                other project uses; and
                  (E) account for the availability of electric 
                grid infrastructure, including underutilized 
                transmission infrastructure.
  (b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress, and make publicly available (including on a publicly 
available website), a report containing the results of the 
assessment conducted under subsection (a).
  Page 133, strike lines 6 and 7, and insert the following:
  (i) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to 
be
  Page 133, line 9, strike ``(A)'' and insert ``(1)'' (and move 
the margin 2 ems to the left).
  Page 133, line 11, strike ``2027'' and insert ``2027, to 
remain available until expended''.
  Page 133, line 12, strike ``(B)'' and insert ``(2)'' (and 
move the margin 2 ems to the left).
  Page 133, line 15, strike ``2027'' and insert ``2027, to 
remain available until expended''.
  Page 133, strike lines 16 through 18.
  Page 205, after line 3, insert the following:
          (3) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
        of law, any amounts made available under paragraph (1) 
        or (2) shall not be made available from the Reclamation 
        Water Settlements Fund established by section 10501(a) 
        of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (43 
        U.S.C. 407(a)) until 2034.
  Page 287, strike lines 5 and 6, and insert ``than 3 percent 
is authorized to be appropriated for administrative costs to 
carry out the Water Data Grant Program''.
  Page 287, line 12, strike ``may'' and insert ``may, to the 
extent provided in advance in appropriations Acts,''.
  Page 305, strike lines 20 through 24.
  Page 306, strike lines 1 through 4.
  Page 329, after line 22, insert the following:
  (c) Rulemaking.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the President, acting through the 
Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, shall 
conduct and complete a rulemaking to provide criteria for the 
circumstances under which the Administrator may recommend the 
President increase the Federal cost share for section 420 of 
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
Act (42 U.S.C. 5187). Such criteria shall include a threshold 
metric that assesses the financial impact to a State or local 
government from responding to a fire for which fire management 
assistance is being provided.
  Page 332, line 20, strike ``the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, the Department of Energy, and the Electric 
Reliability Organization'' and insert ``the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy''.
  Page 333, strike lines 5 through 17 and insert the following:
  (b) Definitions.--In this section, the term ``appropriate 
committees of Congress'' means--
          (1) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House 
        of Representatives; and
          (2) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of 
        the Senate.
  Page 337, line 13, strike ``for fiscal year 2023 and each 
fiscal year thereafter'' and insert ``for each of fiscal years 
2023 through 2027''.
  Page 339, line 3, strike ``for fiscal year 2023 and each 
fiscal year thereafter'' and insert ``for each of fiscal years 
2023 through 2027''.
  Page 361, line 12, insert ``and'' after the semicolon.
  Page 361, line 18, strike the semicolon and insert a period.
  Page 361, strike lines 19 through 23.
  Page 362, line 5, strike ``to improve'' and insert ``to 
provide grants to improve''.
  Page 362, line 10, strike ``to improve'' and insert ``to 
provide grants to improve''.
  Page 364, line 2, strike ``used'' and insert ``authorized to 
be appropriated''.
  Page 364, line 3, strike ``shall be used'' and insert 
``authorized to be appropriated''.
  Page 364, after line 5, insert the following:

SEC. 115. ADVANCED TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY STUDY.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Energy shall--
          (1) conduct a study on the ability of advanced 
        transmission technologies, including low sag advanced 
        conductors, to reduce the vulnerability of electric 
        grid infrastructure to energy disruptions caused by 
        natural disasters and extreme weather; and
          (2) submit to the appropriate committees of Congress 
        the results of such study.
  (b) Definitions.--In this section, the term ``appropriate 
committees of Congress'' means--
          (1) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House 
        of Representatives; and
          (2) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of 
        the Senate.
  Page 411, line 4, insert ``discretionary'' before 
``offsetting''.
  Page 411, line 5, insert ``, and shall be available only to 
the extent and in the amounts provided in advance in 
appropriations Acts'' before the period.
  Page 420, line 22, insert ``discretionary'' before 
``offsetting''.
  Page 420, line 22, insert ``, and shall be available only to 
the extent and in the amounts provided in advance in 
appropriations Acts'' before the period.
  Page 420, line 24 through page 421, line 3, strike ``The 
Secretary of Transportation'' and all that follows through 
``the following amounts'' and insert ``The following amounts 
are authorized to be appropriated to the Board to carry out 
this title''.
  Page 421, strike lines 8 through 14.
  Page 421, lines 21 through 23, strike ``There shall be 
appropriated, out of amounts in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated,'' and insert ``There are authorized to be 
appropriated''.
  Page 422, strike line 7 through page 423, line 3.
  Page 424, strike line 6 through ``There are'' on line 7, and 
insert the following:
  (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are
  Page 424, lines 8 and 9, strike ``the Secretary of Homeland 
Security for use by'' and insert ``the Office of''.
  Page 424, strike lines 14 through 18.
  Page 449, line 19, strike ``with'' and insert ``, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture and the 
Secretary of the Interior, with''.
  Page 465, line 12, insert ``and public health'' after 
``communities''.
  Page 466, line 11, strike ``and''.
  Page 466, line 12, insert ``develop and'' before ``improve''.
  Page 466, line 15, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 466, after line 15, insert the following:
          (5) develop and disseminate personal and community-
        based interventions to reduce exposure to and adverse 
        health effects of wildland fire and smoke.
  Page 473, after line 5, insert the following:

SEC. 310. INCREASE IN ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL DISASTER LOAN FOR 
                    MITIGATION.

  Section 7(b)(1)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
636(b)(1)(A)) is amended, in the second proviso, by striking 
``20 per centum'' and inserting ``30 percent''.

SEC. 311. STUDY ON DISASTER SPENDING; STATE DISASTER PLAN UPDATES.

  (a) Government Accountability Office Study on Disaster 
Spending.--
          (1) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United 
        States shall conduct a study to identify the following:
                  (A) For the 5-year period ending on the date 
                of enactment of this Act--
                          (i) the total amount of Federal funds 
                        spent in response to major disasters 
                        and emergencies declared pursuant to 
                        the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
                        and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
                        5121 et seq.); and
                          (ii) the total amount of State and 
                        Indian tribal government funds spent in 
                        response to such major disasters and 
                        emergencies.
                  (B) 10 proposed Federal actions, to include 
                reinsurance, that, if implemented, would most 
                effectively reduce the need for spending 
                related to such major disasters or emergencies. 
                Such actions shall be listed in order of 
                priority under criteria established by the 
                Comptroller General, including the following:
                          (i) Cost effectiveness.
                          (ii) Return on investment.
                          (iii) Simplicity or speed of 
                        implementation using existing 
                        resources.
                  (C) The effect that using blockchain may have 
                on delivering disaster assistance to State and 
                Indian tribal governments.
                  (D) Whether insurance protection against 
                wildfires will remain available and affordable 
                to homeowners.
          (2) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall 
        submit to the covered entities a report containing the 
        results of the study.
          (3) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                  (A) The term ``covered entities'' means--
                          (i) Congress;
                          (ii) the Administrator of the Federal 
                        Emergency Management Agency; and
                          (iii) for each State and Indian 
                        tribal government, the head of the 
                        agency for such State or Indian tribal 
                        government with jurisdiction over 
                        disaster response activities.
                  (B) The terms ``Indian tribal government'' 
                and ``State'' have the meanings given such 
                terms in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford 
                Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
                (42 U.S.C. 5122).
  (b) State Disaster Plan Updates.--Section 201 of the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5131) is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(e) With respect to State plans developed under this 
section, the President shall coordinate with each State to 
update such plans to incorporate strategies that decrease the 
time required to prepare for all hazard incidents, including 
the time to evacuate individuals.''.

                 TITLE IV--WILDFIRE GRID RESILIENCE ACT

SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE.

  This title may be cited as the ``Wildfire Grid Resiliency 
Act''.

SEC. 402. RESILIENCE ACCELERATOR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Energy shall carry out a 
demonstration program, to be known as the ``Resilience 
Accelerator Demonstration Program'' (in this section referred 
to as the ``Program''), to make awards to eligible entities for 
projects that demonstrate innovative technologies to improve 
electric grid resilience with respect to wildfires.
  (b) Eligible Projects.--The Secretary may make an award under 
the Program to facilitate a project that demonstrates an 
innovative technology to improve electric grid resilience with 
respect to wildfires, including--
          (1) a project that demonstrates an innovative 
        technology for monitoring vegetation management; and
          (2) a project that demonstrates an innovative 
        technology to enhance the safety of first responders 
        who respond to electric grid emergencies.
  (c) Eligible Entities.--An eligible entity referred to in 
subsection (a) is--
          (1) a National Laboratory;
          (2) an institution of higher education, including a 
        historically Black college or university, a Tribal 
        College or University, and a minority-serving 
        institution;
          (3) a private commercial entity;
          (4) a unit of State, local, or Tribal government;
          (5) a nonprofit organization;
          (6) an electric utility or electric cooperative;
          (7) a retail service provider of electricity;
          (8) a partnership or consortium of 2 or more entities 
        described in paragraphs (1) through (8); and
          (9) any other entity that the Secretary determines 
        appropriate.
  (d) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Historically black college or university.--The 
        term ``historically Black college or university'' has 
        the meaning given the term ``part B institution'' in 
        section 322 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1061).
          (2) Institution of higher education.--The term 
        ``institution of higher education'' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 101(a) of the Higher 
        Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)).
          (3) Minority-serving institution.--The term 
        ``minority-serving institution'' means--
                  (A) a Hispanic-serving institution (as 
                defined in section 502(a) of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)));
                  (B) an Alaska Native-serving institution (as 
                defined in section 317(b) of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059d(b)));
                  (C) a Native Hawaiian-serving institution (as 
                defined in section 317(b) of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059d(b)));
                  (D) a Predominantly Black Institution (as 
                defined in section 371(c) of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1067q(c)));
                  (E) an Asian American and Native American 
                Pacific Islander-serving institution (as 
                defined in section 371(c) of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1067q(c))); 
                and
                  (F) a Native American-serving nontribal 
                institution (as defined in section 371(c) of 
                the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
                1067q(c))).
          (4) National laboratory.--The term ``National 
        Laboratory'' has the meaning given such term in section 
        2 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15801).
          (5) Resilience.--The term ``resilience'' has the 
        meaning given such term in section 1304A of the Energy 
        Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 
        17384a).
          (6) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of Energy.
          (7) Tribal college or university.--The term ``Tribal 
        College or University'' has the meaning given the term 
        in section 316 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1059c).
  (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to 
be appropriated to carry out the Program $10,000,000 for each 
of fiscal years 2024 through 2028.

               TITLE V--WILDFIRE INSURANCE COVERAGE STUDY

SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE.

  This title may be cited as the ``Wildfire Insurance Coverage 
Study Act of 2022''.

SEC. 502. NATIONAL WILDFIRE RISK ASSESSMENT.

  (a) Study.--The Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall, pursuant to the authority under 
section 1371 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 
U.S.C. 4122), conduct a study regarding wildfire risk in the 
United States to--
          (1) identify trends in declarations for wildfires 
        under the Fire Management Assistance grant program 
        under section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
        Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5187), 
        with respect to geography, costs, probability, and 
        frequency of wildfire disasters;
          (2) identify mitigation practices that would assist 
        in reducing premiums for insurance policies covering 
        damages from wildfires;
          (3) identify existing programs of the Federal 
        Government and State governments that measure wildfire 
        risk and assess their effectiveness in forecasting 
        wildfire events and informing wildfire response; and
          (4) analyze and assess the need for a national map 
        for measuring and quantifying wildfire risk.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 1 year after date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the 
Congress a report regarding the findings and conclusions of the 
study conducted pursuant to subsection (a), which shall include 
a recommendation with regard to the need for a national map 
referred to in subsection (a)(4).

SEC. 503. GAO STUDY REGARDING INSURANCE FOR WILDFIRE DAMAGE.

  (a) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United States, in 
consultation with the Director of the Federal Insurance Office 
and State insurance regulators, shall conduct a study to 
analyze and determine the following:
          (1) Existing state of coverage.--With respect to the 
        existing state of homeowners insurance coverage and 
        commercial property insurance coverage for damage from 
        wildfires in the United States--
                  (A) the extent to which private insurers 
                have, during the 10-year period ending on the 
                date of the enactment of this Act, increased 
                rates, cost-sharing provisions, or both for 
                such coverage (after adjusting for inflation) 
                and the geographic areas in which such 
                increased rates, cost-sharing, or both applied;
                  (B) the extent to which private insurers 
                have, during the 10-year period ending on the 
                date of the enactment of this Act, refused to 
                renew policies for such coverages and the 
                geographic areas to which such refusals 
                applied;
                  (C) the events that have triggered such 
                increased rates and refusals to renew policies;
                  (D) in cases in which private insurers 
                curtail coverage, the extent to which 
                homeowners coverage and commercial property 
                coverage are terminated altogether and the 
                extent to which such coverages are offered but 
                with coverage for damage from wildfires 
                excluded; and
                  (E) the extent to which, and circumstances 
                under which, private insurers are continuing to 
                provide coverage for damage from wildfires--
                          (i) in general;
                          (ii) subject to a condition that 
                        mitigation activities are taken, such 
                        as hardening of properties and 
                        landscaping against wildfires, by 
                        property owners, State or local 
                        governments, park or forest 
                        authorities, or other land management 
                        authorities; and
                          (iii) subject to any other 
                        conditions.
          (2) Regulatory responses.--With respect to actions 
        taken by State insurance regulatory agencies in 
        response to increased premium rates, cost-sharing, or 
        both for coverage for damage from wildfires and 
        exclusion of such coverage from homeowners policies--
                  (A) the extent of rate regulation;
                  (B) the extent of moratoria on such rate and 
                cost-sharing increases and exclusions and on 
                nonrenewals;
                  (C) the extent to which States require 
                homeowners coverage to include coverage for 
                damage from wildfires or make sales of 
                homeowners coverage contingent on the sale, 
                underwriting, or financing of separate wildfire 
                coverage in the State;
                  (D) the extent to which States have 
                established State residual market insurance 
                entities, reinsurance programs, or similar 
                mechanisms for coverage of damages from 
                wildfires;
                  (E) any other actions States or localities 
                have taken in response to increased premium 
                rates, cost-sharing, or both for coverage for 
                damage from wildfires and exclusion of such 
                coverage from homeowners policies, including 
                forestry and wildfire management policies and 
                subsidies for premiums and cost-sharing for 
                wildfire coverage;
                  (F) the effects on the homeownership coverage 
                market of such actions taken by States; and
                  (G) the effectiveness and sustainability of 
                such actions taken by States.
          (3) Impediments in underwriting wildfire risk.--With 
        respect to impediments faced by private insurers 
        underwriting wildfire risk, what is or are--
                  (A) the correlated risks and the extent of 
                such risks;
                  (B) the extent of private insurers' inability 
                to estimate magnitude of future likelihood of 
                wildfires and of expected damages from 
                wildfires;
                  (C) the extent to which need for affordable 
                housing contributes to people relocating to 
                more remote, heavily wooded areas with higher 
                wildfire risk;
                  (D) the potential for wildfire losses 
                sufficiently large to jeopardize insurers' 
                solvency;
                  (E) the extent to which, and areas in which, 
                risk-adjusted market premiums for wildfire risk 
                are so high as to be unaffordable;
                  (F) the manners in which the Federal 
                Government and State governments can alleviate 
                any of these impediments, including through--
                          (i) improved forest management 
                        policies to reduce wildfire risk;
                          (ii) improved data to estimate risk;
                          (iii) relocating homeowners from 
                        wildfire zones;
                          (iv) allowing insurers to charge 
                        risk-adjusted premiums for wildfire 
                        risk, combined with subsidized premiums 
                        for lower-income homeowners; and
                          (v) taking a last-loss position in 
                        reinsuring wildfire risk;
                  (G) the available policy responses if private 
                insurers exit the wildfire coverage market and 
                the advantages and disadvantages of each such 
                response;
                  (H) the effects of lack of wildfire coverage 
                or more expensive wildfire coverage rates, 
                cost-sharing, or both--
                          (i) on local communities, including 
                        on low- or moderate-income property 
                        owners and small businesses;
                          (ii) by race and ethnicity;
                          (iii) on rebuilding in communities 
                        previously damaged by wildfires; and
                          (iv) on the demand for wildfire 
                        coverage by property owners;
                  (I) the effects of potential State 
                prohibitions on termination of policies due to 
                wildfire claims on insurer solvency; and
                  (J) the manner in which private insurers are 
                modeling or estimating future wildfire risk.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
the Congress a report identifying the findings and conclusions 
of the study conducted pursuant to subsection (a).

                        TITLE VI--OTHER MATTERS

SEC. 601. EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.

  (a) Definitions.--
          (1) In general.--Section 203 of the Robert T. 
        Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 5133) is amended--
                  (A) by amending subsection (a) to read as 
                follows:
  ``(a) Definition of Underserved Community.--In this section, 
the term `underserved community' means a community, or a 
neighborhood within a community, that--
          ``(1) is classified as high risk according to census 
        tract risk ratings derived from a product that--
                  ``(A) is maintained under a natural hazard 
                assessment program;
                  ``(B) is available to the public;
                  ``(C) defines natural hazard risk across the 
                United States;
                  ``(D) reflects high levels of individual 
                hazard risk ratings;
                  ``(E) reflects high social vulnerability 
                ratings and low community resilience ratings;
                  ``(F) reflects the principal natural hazard 
                risks identified for the respective census 
                tracts; and
                  ``(G) any other elements determined by the 
                President.
          ``(2) is comprised of 50,000 or fewer individuals and 
        is economically disadvantaged, as determined by the 
        State in which the community is located and based on 
        criteria established by the President; or
          ``(3) is otherwise determined by the President based 
        on factors including, high housing cost burden and 
        substandard housing, percentage of homeless population, 
        limited water and sanitation access, demographic 
        information such as race, age, and disability, language 
        composition, transportation access or type, 
        disproportionate environmental stressor burden, and 
        disproportionate impacts from climate change.'';
                  (B) in subsection (g)(9) by striking ``small 
                impoverished communities'' and inserting 
                ``underserved communities''; and
                  (C) in subsection (h)(2)--
                          (i) in the heading by striking 
                        ``Small impoverished communities'' and 
                        inserting ``Underserved communities''; 
                        and
                          (ii) by striking ``small impoverished 
                        community'' and inserting ``underserved 
                        community''.
          (2) Applicability.--The amendments made by subsection 
        (a) shall apply with respect to any amounts 
        appropriated on or after the date of enactment of this 
        Act.
  (b) Guidance on Extreme Temperature Events.--Not later than 1 
year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator 
of the Federal Emergency Management Administration shall issue 
guidance related to extreme temperature events, including heat 
waves and freezes, and publish such guidance in the Federal 
Emergency Management Administration Public Assistance Program 
and Policy Guide.
  (c) Hazard Mitigation Plans.--Section 322 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5165) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a) by striking the period at the 
        end and inserting ``, including--
          ``(1) identifying the extent to which resilience is 
        or will be incorporated into other planning processes, 
        including community land use, economic development, 
        capital improvement budgets and transportation planning 
        processes;
          ``(2) goals and objectives related to increasing 
        resilience over a 5-year period, including benchmarks 
        for future work and an assessment of past progress;
          ``(3) the building codes in existence at the time the 
        plan is submitted and standards that are in use by the 
        State for all manner of planning or development 
        purposes and how the State has or will comply with the 
        standards set forth in section 406(e)(1)(A);
          ``(4) the use of nature-based solutions or other 
        mitigation activities that conserve or restore natural 
        features that can serve to abate or lessen the impacts 
        of future disasters;
          ``(5) integration of each local mitigation plan with 
        the State, Indian Tribe, or territory plan; and
          ``(6) the disparate impacts on underserved 
        communities (as such term is defined in section 203(a)) 
        and plans to address any disparities.''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(f) Guidance.--The Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall issue specific guidance on resilience 
goals and provide technical assistance for States, Indian 
Tribes, territories, and local governments to meet such goals.
  ``(g) Adequate Staffing.--The Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency shall ensure that ample staff are 
available to develop the guidance and technical assistance 
under section 322, including hazard mitigation planning staff 
and personnel with expertise in community planning, land use 
development, and consensus based codes and hazard resistant 
designs at each regional office that specifically focus on 
providing financial and non-financial direct technical 
assistance to States, Indian Tribes, and territories.
  ``(h) Reporting.--Not less frequently than every 5 years, the 
Administrator shall submit to Congress a report on the progress 
of meeting the goals under this section.''.
  (d) Additional Uses of Funds.--Section 408 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5174) is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(k) Additional Uses of Funds.--For State and local 
governments that have exceeded, adopted, or are implementing 
the latest two published editions of relevant consensus-based 
codes, specifications, and standards that incorporate the 
latest hazard-resistant designs and establish minimum 
acceptable criteria for the design, construction, and 
maintenance of residential structures and facilities, a 
recipient of assistance provided under this paragraph may use 
such assistance in a manner consistent with the standards set 
forth in clauses (ii) and (iii) of section 406(e)(1)(A).''.
  (e) Collaboration With Other Agencies.--In awarding grants 
under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), the Administrator of 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency may coordinate with 
other relevant agencies, including the Environmental Protection 
Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of 
Transportation, the Corps of Engineers, the Department of 
Agriculture, and the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, as necessary, to improve collaboration for 
eligible activities under the Act.
  (f) GAO Reports.--
          (1) Extreme temperature events.--Not later than 1 
        year after the date of enactment of this Act, and every 
        5 years thereafter, the Comptroller General of the 
        United States shall evaluate and issue to Congress and 
        the Federal Emergency Management Agency a report 
        regarding the impacts of extreme temperatures events on 
        communities, the challenges posed to the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency in addressing extreme 
        temperature events, and recommendations for the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency to better provide 
        assistance to communities experiencing extreme 
        temperature events. The report may also include 
        examples of specific mitigation and resilience projects 
        that communities may undertake, and the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency may consider, to reduce the 
        impacts of extreme temperatures on and within building 
        structures, participatory processes that allow for 
        public engagement in determining and addressing local 
        risks and vulnerabilities related to extreme 
        temperatures events, and community infrastructure, 
        including heating or cooling shelters.
          (2) Smoke and indoor air quality.--Not later than 1 
        year after the date of enactment of this Act, and every 
        5 years thereafter, the Comptroller General shall 
        evaluate and issue to Congress and the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency a report regarding the 
        impacts of wildfire smoke and poor indoor air quality, 
        the challenges posed to Federal Emergency Management 
        Agency in addressing wildfire smoke and indoor air 
        quality, and recommendations for the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency to better provide assistance to 
        communities and individuals in dealing with wildfire 
        smoke and indoor air quality.
  (g) Report Congress and Update of Cost Effectiveness 
Determinations and Declarations.--
          (1) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the 
        Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall 
        submit to Congress a report regarding the challenges 
        posed by the Agency's requirements for declaring an 
        incident or determining the cost effectiveness of 
        mitigation activities and specifically how such 
        requirements may disproportionately burden small 
        impoverished communities, or specific vulnerable 
        populations within communities.
          (2) Update of cost effectiveness determination.--Not 
        later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this 
        Act, the Administrator, to the extent practicable, 
        shall update the requirements for determining cost 
        effectiveness and declaring incidents, including 
        selection of appropriate interest rates, based on the 
        findings made under subsection (a).

SEC. 602. FIRE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM POLICY.

  The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
shall issue such regulations as are necessary to update the 
categories of eligibility and timelines for the fire management 
assistance program under section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5187) 
to be, to the maximum extent practicable, the same as such 
categories and timelines under the public assistance program 
under section 406 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 5172).

SEC. 603. CHANGES TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE POLICY GUIDE.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency shall issue such regulations as are necessary to update 
the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency to include guidance on the 
wildfire-specific challenges, including debris removal, 
emergency protective measures, and the resulting toxicity of 
drinking water resources.

SEC. 604. MITIGATION BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS.

  (a) In General.--The Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency shall conduct a review of the benefit cost 
analysis criteria for mitigation projects under sections 203 
and 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. ) to consider a broader range of 
factors, including--
          (1) the establishment of a benefit cost analysis pre-
        calculated benefits critereon for common defensible 
        space mitigation projects;
          (2) projects that use nature-based infrastructure;
          (3) considerations for ecological and societal 
        health;
          (4) carbon sequestration;
          (5) improved water quality; and
          (6) lessening disaster impact on traditionally 
        underserved communities.
  (b) Updated Criteria.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall issue such 
regulations as are necessary to--
          (1) update the benefit cost analysis criteria for 
        mitigation projects under sections 203 and 404 of the 
        Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
        Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. ) based on the results of the 
        review conducted under subsection (a); and
          (2) prioritize projects under such sections based on 
        the benefit cost analysis criteria updated under 
        paragraph (1).

  Page 500, line 24, strike ``section a'' and insert ``section 
552a''.
  Page 557, lines 7 strike the period and all that follows 
through ``fiscal year'' on line 8 and insert ``of which, not 
more than 4 percent for each fiscal year is authorized to be 
appropriated''.

         PART C--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 5118 MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McCarthy of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 135, line 9, strike ``$400,000,000'' and insert 
``$150,000,000''.
  Page 364, after line 5, insert the following:

SEC. 115. RURAL COMMUNITIES DRINKING WATER RESILIENCY.

  (a) New Well Construction Grants.--Subtitle A of the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1922-
1936c) is amended by inserting after section 306E the 
following:

``SEC. 306F. NEW WELL CONSTRUCTION GRANTS.

  ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall provide grants in 
accordance with this section to local governments and public or 
private nonprofit entities for projects designed to supply 
drinking water to rural communities in which a significant 
number of dwellings with private drinking water wells have 
wells that are not producing water.
  ``(b) Use of Funds.--Grants made under this section may be 
used--
          ``(1) for waterline extensions from existing systems, 
        laying of new waterlines, repairs or maintenance to an 
        existing system, digging of new wells or development of 
        other sources of water designed to replace sources of 
        drinking water with high levels of nitrates, equipment 
        replacement, and hook-up fees; and
          ``(2) in the case of a project designed to benefit a 
        rural community outside the jurisdiction of the 
        grantee, to maintain existing water supplies of the 
        grantee that will be reduced as a result of the 
        project.
  ``(c) Rural Community.--In this section, the term `rural 
community' does not include--
          ``(1) any area in any city or town with a population 
        in excess of 10,000 inhabitants according to the most 
        recent decennial census of the United States; and
          ``(2) any area with a median household income in 
        excess of the State nonmetropolitan median household 
        income.
  ``(d) Full Funding.--Grants under this section shall be made 
in an amount equal to 100 percent of the costs of the projects 
conducted under this section.
  ``(e) Application.--Subsection (h) of section 306A shall 
apply with respect to the administration of applications for 
grants under this section.
  ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2023 through 2027.''.
  (b) Repeal.--Effective 5 years after the date of the 
enactment of this section, section 306F of the Consolidated 
Farm and Rural Development Act, as added by the amendment made 
by subsection (a), is repealed.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schrier of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 446, line 11, after ``understanding of'' insert ``the 
connections between fire weather and modes of climate 
variability, impacts on hydrology, and''.
  Page 446, line 13, after ``smoke,'' insert ``air quality,''.
  Page 446, line 24, after ``fire weather alerts,'' insert 
``real-time notification of ignitions,''.
  Page 448, line 17, after ``collecting data for'' insert 
``high-risk''.
  Page 448, line 21, strike ``subseasonal to decadal'', insert 
``all''.
  Page 449, line 7, strike ``and''.
  Page 449, after line 10, insert the following:
                          (vi) conditions that influence fire 
                        behavior and spread including those 
                        conditions that suppress active fire 
                        events; and
                          (vii) fire risk values;
  Page 450, line 25, by striking ``weather and smoke'' 
inserting ``weather, smoke, and air quality''.
  Page 452, line 10, after ``in consultation with'' insert 
``with relevant Federal agencies, such as''.
  Page 452, line 13, after ``existing resources'' insert ``and 
facilities''.
  Page 453, after line 15, insert the following:
          (10) Fire weather surveys and assessments.--
                  (A) Annual post-fire weather season survey 
                and assessment.--Not later than 24 months after 
                the date of the enactment of this Act, and each 
                year thereafter, the Administrator shall 
                conduct a post-fire-weather season survey and 
                assessment. After conducting a post-fire-
                weather season survey and assessment, the 
                Administrator shall--
                          (i) investigate any data collection 
                        gaps during the assessment;
                          (ii) identify and implement systems, 
                        processes, strategies, and procedures 
                        needed to enhance the efficiency and 
                        reliability of data obtained and to 
                        improve program services and 
                        information dissemination;
                          (iii) evaluate the accuracy and 
                        efficiency of physical fire weather 
                        forecasting information for each 
                        incident; and
                          (iv) assess and refine performance 
                        measures, as needed.
                  (B) Coordination.--In conducting any survey 
                or assessment under this section, the 
                Administrator shall coordinate with 
                stakeholders and such entities as the 
                Administrator considers relevant in order to--
                          (i) improve operations and 
                        collaboration; and
                          (ii) optimize data collection, 
                        sharing, integration, assimilation, and 
                        dissemination.
                  (C) Annual briefing.--Not less frequently 
                than once each year, the Administrator shall 
                provide a briefing to the Committee on Science, 
                Space, and Technology in the House and 
                Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation in the Senate that provides--
                          (i) an overview of the previous fire 
                        season; and
                          (ii) an outlook for the fire season 
                        for the coming year.
                  (D) Service improvements.--The Administrator 
                shall make best efforts to incorporate the 
                results and recommendations of each assessment 
                conducted into the research and development 
                plan and operations of the Administration.

  Page 469, after line 8, insert the following:

  (h) United States Geological Survey.--As part of the Program, 
the Director of the United States Geological Survey shall 
support--
          (1) research and development activities to improve 
        the understanding of--
                  (A) wildland fire risk, behavior, and fuels;
                  (B) impact of pre-fire conditions, such as 
                fuel treatments, invasive species and other 
                vegetation, on land management and economic 
                landscapes;
                  (C) post-fire risks including debris flows, 
                erosion, and flooding, and effects on water 
                quality, and revegetation;
                  (D) impacts of changing fire regimes due to 
                climate change and other ecosystem stressors; 
                and
                  (E) fire ecology and behavior;
          (2) development and improvement of tools and 
        technologies to address wildland fire science and 
        management challenges by--
                  (A) Maintaining and expanding geospatial data 
                and support for wildfire incidents, mitigation, 
                and planning;
                  (B) improving understanding and response to 
                post-fire hazards and risks, including debris-
                flow, stream flow and quality, and 
                revegetation; and
                  (C) Maintaining, relevant wildland fire 
                computational modeling and mapping, 
                capabilities to identify critical information 
                for land management, decision support, and 
                policy, and enhancing such capabilities, as 
                appropriate and in consultation and 
                collaboration with other relevant Program 
                agencies; and
          (3) improvement of external communication of USGS 
        wildland fire science products with Program Agencies 
        and relevant stakeholders.
  Page 471, lines 21 and 22, strike ``Administration.--There 
are authorized'' and insert the following: ``Administration.--
          (1) In general.--There are authorized

  Page 471, line 25 through page 472, line 4, redesignate 
paragraphs (1) through (5) as subparagraphs (A) through (E), 
respectively, and move the margins 2 ems to the right.
  Page 472, after line 4, insert the following:
          (2) Use of funds.--Of the amounts authorized for each 
        of the fiscal years in paragraph (1), up to $10,000,000 
        may be used to support the National Oceanic and 
        Atmospheric Administration's contributions to the 
        activities of the Joint Fire Science Program in section 
        202(c)(1)(D) of subtitle A of title II of division A.
  Page 472, lines 5 and 6, strike ``Administration.--There are 
authorized'' and insert the following: ``Administration.--
          (1) In general.--There are authorized

  Page 472, lines 9 through 13, redesignate paragraphs (1) 
through (5) as subparagraphs (A) through (E), respectively, and 
move the margins 2 ems to the right.
  Page 472 after line 13, insert the following:
          (2) Use of funds.--Of the amounts authorized for each 
        of the fiscal years in paragraph (1), up to $10,000,000 
        may be used to support National Aeronautics and Space 
        Administration research and development contributions 
        to the activities of the Joint Fire Science Program in 
        section 202(c)(1)(D) of subtitle A of title II of 
        division A.
  Page 472, line 22, strike ``Agency.--There are authorized'' 
and insert the following: ``Agency.--
          (1) In general.--There are authorized
  Page 473, lines 1 through 5, redesignate paragraphs (1) 
through (5) as subparagraphs (A) through (E), respectively, and 
move the margins 2 ems to the right.
  Page 473, after line 5, insert the following:
          (2) Use of funds.--Of the amounts authorized in 
        paragraph (1), up to $10,000,000 for fiscal years 2024 
        through 2028 may be used to support the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency's contributions to the 
        activities of the Joint Fire Science Program in section 
        202(c)(1)(D) of subtitle A of title II of division A.
  Page 473, after line 5, insert the following:
  (g) Department of Energy.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary of Energy up to $10,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2024 through 2028 to support the 
Department's contributions to the activities of the Joint Fire 
Science Program in section 202(c)(1)(D) of subtitle A of title 
II of division A.
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 3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Velazquez of New York 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of division C the following new section:

 TITLE IV--COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DISASTER LOANS UNDER THE SMALL 
                              BUSINESS ACT

SEC. __. COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DISASTER LOANS UNDER THE SMALL 
                    BUSINESS ACT.

  (a) Amendment to the Rise After Disaster Act of 2015.--
Section 2102 of the RISE After Disaster Act of 2015 (Public Law 
114-88) is amended--
          (1) by striking subsections (b) and (c); and
          (2) by striking ``(a) In General.--''.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
shall take effect and apply as though enacted as part of the 
RISE After Disaster Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-88).

      PART D--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 6929 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Add at the end of the bill the following:

SEC. 3. PENSION VARIABLE RATE PREMIUM PAYMENT ACCELERATION.

  Notwithstanding section 4007(a) of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1307(a)) and section 
4007.11 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, any 
additional premium determined under subparagraph (E) of section 
4006(a)(3) of such Act (29 U.S.C. 1306(a)(3)) the due date for 
which is (but for this section) after September 15, 2032, and 
before November 1, 2032, shall be due not later than September 
15, 2032.

          PART E--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 6929 MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Scott of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of the bill the following:

SEC. 3. PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION REPORT.

  (a) Request for Information.--Not later than 1 year after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation shall issue a request for 
information to the public regarding ways to ensure the long-
term solvency of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's 
insurance programs.
  (b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 2 years after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation shall, taking into consideration 
the information received in the request for information 
described in subsection (a), submit a report, which shall 
include recommendations on how to ensure the long-term solvency 
of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's insurance 
programs, to the Committee on Education and Labor and the 
Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the 
Committee on Finance of the Senate.

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