Congressional Report

Congressional Report

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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Congressional Report: January 2018

  • Three-Week Funding Bill Ends Government Shutdown
  • AMWA Backs Bill to Extend WIFIA
  • "Problem Solvers Caucus" Backs SRF, WIFIA Funding Boosts
  • Senate Panel Preps for Next WRDA Bill With Pair of Hearings
  • Senate Shuffling Leads to Change on EPW Committee

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Congressional Report: December 2017

  • Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Interest Maintained in Final Tax Bill
  • New Legislation Would Extend WIFIA Through 2024
  • AMWA, Others Express Concerns About SRF WIN Bill
  • AMWA Leads Push to Preserve Water Security Division Funding
  • Lawmakers Again Facing Government Shutdown Deadline
  • Senate Advances EPA, CEQ Nominees

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Congressional Report: November 2017

  • Republican Tax Plans Would Preserve Municipal Bonds, but Eliminate Advance Refunding Opportunities
  • House Panel Publishes Committee Report to Accompany SDWA Bill
  • Senate GOP Appropriators Offer EPA Funding Bill
  • Congress Must Act Quickly to Avoid Government Shutdown
  • New Bill Proposes Tax-Free Bonds for Disaster Recovery
  • New Congressional Caucus to Focus on Infrastructure
  • Defense Policy Bill Includes Funds to Study PFCs in Water

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Congressional Report: October 2017

  • AMWA Submits Statement to Congressional Infrastructure Hearing
  • Municipal Bonds Not Targeted in Latest Tax Reform Plan
  • Senate Panel Approves AA for Water Nominee
  • Senate Bill Aims to Strengthen, Expand Farm Bill’s RCPP Program
  • Senate Committee Prepares to Unveil EPA Spending Bill

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Congressional Report: August-September 2017

  • House Approves FY18 Spending Bill with Boost to CWSRF Funding
  • Disaster Response Bill Extends Government Funding Until December
  • Senate Bills Would Authorize WaterSense, Boost Water System Energy Efficiency
  • Republican Leaders Talk Up Infrastructure in Newspaper Op-Eds

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Congressional Report: July 2017

  • House Panel Approves SDWA Reforms, DWSRF Reauthorization
  • Senators Applaud Water Infrastructure Proposals at EPA Funding Hearing
  • EPA Would Suffer 6.5% Cut Under House Spending Bill
  • AMWA Urges Senators to Maintain Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds
  • Lawmakers Aim for Fall Action on Tax Reform
  • House Legislation Would Require PFOA, PFOS Standard

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Congressional Report: June 2017

  • Planned Legislation Would Authorize Billions for DWSRF
  • Lawmakers Back Funding Water Infrastructure Programs
  • House Approves Water Supply Permitting Reforms
  • House Panel Rejects Cut to USDA Water Programs
  • Senators Reintroduce Bill Targeting Lead in Schools
  • House Approves Bill to Ease Pesticide Permitting Rules

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Congressional Report: May 2017

  • FY17 Government Funding Deal Includes WIFIA Boost
  • Trump Budget Plan Would Slash EPA Funding in FY18
  • AMWA Tells Congress “the Time is Right” for DWSRF Reauthorization
  • Senate Bill Would Authorize WaterSense, Endorse “Robust” SRF Funding
  • Lawmaker Reintroduces Low Income Water Assistance Bill
  • House Members Propose CWSRF Reauthorization

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Congressional Report: April 2017

  • Lawmakers Attempt to Navigate Government Shutdown Threat
  • Weather Forecasting Bill Becomes Law
  • Senate Panel Approves Wastewater Integrated Planning, Technical Assistance Bills
  • House Bill Seeks 5 ppb Lead Limit, Expanded Testing and Reporting
  • "Lead-Free Schools Act" Offers Fountain Replacement Grants, Sets LCR Revision Deadline
  • Senator Reintroduces DWSRF “Buy American” Bill
  • Senate Bill Aims to Boost Emerging Contaminant Research

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