Congressional Report

Congressional Report

Congressional Report: February 2019

  • FY19 appropriations deal delivers slight increase for water infrastructure programs
  • House bill would charge utilities with conducting school lead testing
  • Congressional committees delve into climate change debate
  • Democrats debut lofty "Green New Deal" goals
  • Senate water subcommittee takes shape
  • House bill would expand funding for Western water recycling projects

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Congressional Report: January 2019

  • EPA still awaits FY19 funding levels as shutdown ends
  • AMWA tells Congress to include water in any broad infrastructure plan
  • AMWA priorities get positive attention at Wheeler confirmation hearing
  • Democrats and Republicans announce leaders of water subcommittees
  • New House committee primed to probe “climate crisis”
  • PFAS legislation, task force draw attention on Capitol Hill

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Congressional Report: December 2018

  • New carbon tax bill could preview future climate policy debates
  • Democrats push for climate resilience programs in infrastructure package
  • Congress approves Farm Bill with new focus on source water protection
  • Democrats, Republicans identify committee leaders for 116th Congress
  • Congress extends drought information, algal bloom programs
  • Government funding debate leaves FY19 EPA budget uncertain

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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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