Congressional Report

Congressional Report

Congressional Report: November 2018

  • Elections Hand House to Democrats as Republicans Hold Senate
  • New Leaders on Tap for House Congressional Committees
  • EPA Awaits FY19 Funding Decision
  • Congress Reorganizes DHS Cyber Office

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Congressional Report: October 2018

  • Congress on Recess Through Election Day
  • President Signs Massive Water Policy Bill into Law
  • PFAS and Disaster Recovery Targeted in New Aviation Policy Law
  • AMWA Praises New Water Affordability Legislation
  • Congress Extends EPA Funding into December

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Congressional Report: September 2018

  • Lawmakers Agree on Massive Water Resources Bill
  • Water Bill Makes Electronic CCRs the Law of the Land
  • Risk and Resiliency Assessments to Replace VAs
  • Congress Dramatically Scales Back SRF WIN Proposal
  • Congress Makes Progress on FY19 Spending Bills
  • Lawmakers Continue to Seek PFAS Solutions

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Congressional Report: August 2018

  • Appropriations to Be Focus when Congress Returns for September
  • Senate Advances EPA Spending Bill with Strong SRF, WIFIA Funding
  • WRDA, SRF WIN Remain on Hold in Senate
  • Congress Grapples With Response to PFAS
  • Senate Bill Would Exclude Largest Utilities from “Innovative” Infrastructure Grants
  • PAB Legislation Once Again Introduced in Senate

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Congressional Report: July 2018

  • Senate Remains in D.C. as House Breaks for Recess
  • New Infrastructure Plan Includes Five-Year WIFIA Extension
  • Senators Overlook Details of SRF WIN Scheme
  • House Approves EPA Spending Bill With DWSRF, WIFIA Funding
  • Senate Approves Farm Bill With Drinking Water Protections
  • USACE Spending Plan Awaits Further Action
  • Democratic Bill Seeks Faster Lead Testing, Public Reporting
  • House Passes Reclamation Project Transfer Bill

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Congressional Report: June 2018

  • House Approves Water Resources Bill as Senate Version Awaits Consideration
  • FY19 EPA Spending Bills On the Move Through House and Senate
  • RCPP Extension Featured in House and Senate Farm Bills
  • Trump’s Budget Cutting Plan Rejected in the Senate
  • Senator’s Assistance Bill Would Help Low-Income Households Pay Water Bills
  • House and Senate Panels Ponder the Future of Chemical Security Program

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Congressional Report: May 2018

  • Senate Panel Adds SRF WIN Provisions to Water Resources Bill
  • Water System Adaptation Assistance Included in Senate WRDA Bill
  • Senate WRDA Bill Includes SRF Reforms, WIFIA Extension
  • Pruitt Touts WIFIA in Hill Testimony
  • AMWA Prods Congress to Reinstate Advance Refunded Bonds
  • House Spending Bill Would Trim EPA, Fund Infrastructure
  • Democrats Propose Billions in Water Infrastructure Grants

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Congressional Report: April 2018

  • Outlook Dims for Major Infrastructure Legislation
  • AMWA Urges Better Corps Coordination With Local Communities
  • House Farm Bill Enhances Focus on Source Water Protection
  • EPA Seeks Next Round of WIFIA Applicants as Agency Announces First Loan Award
  • EPA Administrator to Testify on FY19 Budget Request

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Congressional Report: March 2018

  • Committees Hear Testimony on Infrastructure Plans, But Offer No Clear Path Forward
  • Congress Approves Funding Bill With Big Increase for Water Infrastructure
  • Government Funding Bill Will Jump-Start Two Lead Reduction Programs
  • AMWA Urges House to Reauthorize WIFIA This Year
  • AMWA Joins Call to Fund Water Sector Priorities
  • Legislation Proposes to Offer Expanded Water Recycling Grant Opportunities

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Congressional Report: February 2018

  • Trump Infrastructure Plan Includes $200 Billion for Grants, Floats WIFIA Reforms
  • Trump Budget Seeks to Reduce WIFIA Funding Amid Severe EPA Cuts
  • Lawmakers Propose Using WIFIA to Fund Expanded SRF Spending
  • House Committee Discusses Regulating Water Systems Under CFATS
  • Senate Bill Aims to Boost Water Utility Workforce
  • Democrats Reintroduce Bills to Reduce Lead in Schools
  • New Bill Would Reinstate Advance Refunding Municipal Bonds
  • House Bill Seeks to Improve Water Quality and Soil Health

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