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Representative Steve Israel

New York-3rd
Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus (Founder, Co-Chair), Long Island Sound Caucus (Co-Chair), Defense Energy Working Group (Founder), Center Aisle Caucus (Founder), Climate Change Caucus, Congressional High Performance Buildings Caucus

“Long Island Sound is critical to our regional economy, our environment and our community. If we don’t protect and restore the Sound, a $9 billion economic engine, we will damage industries and ultimately lose jobs.”


Leadership: One of Congressman Israel’s top priorities in the House has been to preserve and protect the Long Island Sound. In 2006, he passed the Long Island Sound Stewardship Act, which authorized funding to protect land along the Sound. He also helped reauthorize the Long Island Sound Restoration Act to allocate funds to improve the water quality of the Sound. In addition, he is co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus, and he is also working to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by cosponsoring legislation to protect the refuge from oil exploration.

Representative Israel is a strong supporter of legislation that would reduce carbon emissions, increase use of renewable fuels, and create new jobs by investing in alternative energy and energy efficiency technologies. He is an advocate for protecting clean air and water standards, and he is a co-founder of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, as well as a member of the Climate Change Caucus.

Representative Israel sponsored:

  • H.R. 2930 (Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act)
  • H.R. 3307 (Solar Villages Initiative Act)
  • H.R. 2679 (New York Fair Fishing Act)
  • H.R. 5765 (Tongass Rain Forest Protection Act)
  • H.R. 3836 (To authorize the Secretary of Energy to provide credit support to enhance the availability of private financing for clean energy technology deployment)
  • H.R. 3488 (Clean Cities Program Authorization Act)
  • H.R. 2312 (United States-China Energy Cooperation Act)
  • H.R. 580 (PLUG Act)
  • H.R. 520 (Accelerated Retirement of Inefficient Vehicles Act)
  • H.R. 2437 (To provide for the establishment of an energy efficiency and renewable energy finance and investment advisory committee)
  • H.R. 5531 (To amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to require the Federal Government to acquire not fewer than 50,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles)
  • H.R. 5395 (Energy Freedom Bonds Act)
  • H.R. 5301 (Clean Energy Partnership Act)
  • H.R. 4990 (Local Clean Energy Initiative Act)

Representative Israel cosponsored:

  • H.R. 239 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 335 (Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 756 (Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 1977 (Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism Anti-Drilling Act)
  • H.R. 2072 (National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Forever Act)
  • H.R. 2430 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 2553 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2763 (Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation Act)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2825 (CLEANER Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2958 (Clean Ports Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 4826 (21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act)
  • H.R. 4426 (Clean Energy Victory Bond Act)
  • H.R. 5476 (Building Star Energy Efficiency Act)
  • H.R. 4399 (American Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Act)
  • H.R. 3165 (Wind Energy Research and Development Act)
  • H.R. 2662 (Clean Energy Promotion Act)
  • H.R. 2212 (21st Century Energy Technology Deployment Act)
  • H.R. 2147 (Global Warming Economic Oversight Act)
  • H.R. 2148 (Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act)
  • H.R. 1778 (Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) Program Act)
  • H.R. 7018 (21st Century Energy Technology Deployment Act)
  • H.R. 6720 (Natural Gas Strategy Act)
  • H.R. 6067 (Invest in Energy Independence Act)
  • H.R. 2809 (New Apollo Energy Act)
  • H.R. 1506 (Fuel Economy Reform Act)
  • H.R. 729 (Home Energy Generation Act)
  • H.R. 670 (DRIVE Act)
  • H.R. 589 (Get Real Incentives to Drive Plug-Ins Act)
  • H.R. 1282 (FUTURE Act)
  • H.R. 752 (To prohibit oil and gas drilling in Finger Lake National Forest in New York)
  • H.R. 1877 (Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act)
  • H.R. 4225 (School Environment Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2030 (Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act)
  • H.R. 5214 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act)
  • H.R. 2093 (Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act)
  • H.R. 6316 (Climate Market, Auction, Trust & Trade Emissions Reduction System Act of 2008)
  • H.R. 5949 (Clean Boating Act)
  • H.R. 2537 (Beach Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2421 (Clean Water Restoration Act)
  • H.R. 620 (Climate Stewardship Act)
  • H.R. 5642 (Safe Climate Act)
  • H.R. 4541 (Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers Act)
  • H.R. 1356 (Clean Water Authority Restoration Act)
  • H.R. 2771 (To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize the New York City Watershed Protection Program)
  • H.R. 2042 (Clean Smokestacks Act)
  • H.R. 3178 (Water Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act)
  • H.R. 1413 (Get Arsenic Out of Our Drinking Water Act)
  • H.R. 25 (Acid Rain Control Act)