Moms Clean Air Force has formally endorsed the following bills in the 117th Congress. These bills, if passed into law, will help protect our children from air pollution and climate change, and safeguard their health now and into the future.
Black Maternal Health Act of 2021, introduced by Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Senator Cory Booker (NJ): This act, also known as the “Momnibus,” comprises 12 pieces of legislation that aim to address different aspects of Black maternal health crisis. The Momnibus includes a stand-alone bill, introduced by Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Senator Ed Markey (MA), focused on mitigating the impacts from climate change on moms and babies, the Protecting Moms and Babies Against Climate Change Act, which invests in community-based programs and calls for the identification of climate risk zones for pregnant and postpartum people. Learn More
Climate Smart Ports Act, introduced by Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44): This bill creates a zero-emissions ports infrastructure program to assist ports and port users with replacing cargo handling equipment, boats, trucks, and much more with zero-emissions equipment and technology. Learn More
Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act of 2021, introduced by Senator Edward J. Markey (MA), Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Representative Cori Bush (MO-01): An interagency environmental justice mapping committee, led by the Environmental Protection Agency, will be formed to identify criteria, find data gaps, create a data repository, and work with communities to create an interactive mapping tool of based on cumulative impacts to locate environmental justice communities. This tool will be essential in the effort to direct at least 40% of funding for a clean and climate-safe future into communities facing environmental injustices. Learn More
Resolution Supporting the Teaching of Climate Change in Schools, introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13): This resolution encourages the federal government, states, schools, and community organizations to teach climate change in appropriate programs and activities. Learn More
Women and Climate Change Act of 2021, introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13): An act aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change on women and girls around the world. Learn More