Congressional Report

Congressional Report

Congressional Report: November 2016

  • Trump, Congress Could Cooperate on Water Infrastructure
  • Elections Bring Only Minor Changes to Capitol Hill
  • GOP Leaders Punt FY17 Spending Decisions to Spring
  • Fate of WRDA Uncertain As Congress Heads into Final Stretch
  • Lawmakers Offer Two New Lead Bills

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Congressional Report: October 2016

  • AMWA Calls For WIFIA Funding in Final WRDA Bill
  • House Panel Releases New Video Touting Tax Reform Plan
  • EPA to Continue WIFIA Information Sessions Through Mid-November
  • Reviewers Sought for Draft State Affordability Guides
  • Democrats Poised for Election Day Gains

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Congressional Report: September 2016

  • Congress Extends Government Funding, Departs for Campaign Trail
  • Senate Approves WRDA Bill with WIFIA Funds, Lead Provisions
  • WRDA Provision Would Allow Utilities to Finance WIFIA Application Fee
  • House Passes WRDA Bill After Reaching Flint Deal
  • House Panel Reverses Course on WIFIA Fee Amendment
  • SDWA Overhaul Legislation Offers Easier Path to Contaminant Regulation, Expanded Vulnerability Assessments for Utilities
  • House Bill Offers Funding to Promote School Water Testing

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Congressional Report: August 2016

  • Competing Visions Separate Two Party Platforms
  • AMWA Urges No WaterSense Eligibility for Water Softeners
  • Senate Eyes Mid-September for WRDA Vote
  • Decisions Ahead on FY17 Spending Plans

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Congressional Report: July 2016

  • Much Work Undone as Congress Departs for Summer Break
  • AMWA Requests Preservation of Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds
  • House Approves EPA Spending Bill With DWSRF, WIFIA Increases
  • House Democrats Call For SDWA Reforms
  • Senate Bill would Permanently Apply "Buy American" Rules to DWSRF
  • New Bills Aim to Help Schools Address High Lead Levels
  • Lead in Water Fears Hit Capitol Hill

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Congressional Report: June 2016

  • House Committee Approves EPA Spending Bill with DWSRF, WIFIA Increases
  • Senate Panel Approves EPA Spending Bill with DWSRF Boost, Near-Level CWSRF Funding
  • FY17 Water Infrastructure Funding Summary
  • AMWA Urges Senate Vote on WRDA Bill
  • Tax Reform Blueprint Hints at Muni Bond Changes
  • Senators Seek Moratorium on Water Conservation Rebate Taxes
  • Congress Approves TSCA Reform Legislation

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Congressional Report: May 2016

  • Senate Panel Backs WRDA Bill With New Lead Programs, Flint Aid Package
  • DWSRF, WIFIA Receive Boost in FY17 Spending Bill
  • House Democrats Request Faster Action on Lead and Copper Revisions
  • House Bill Would Lower Lead Action Level to 5 PPB
  • New Water Trust Fund Proposal Takes Aim at International Business Profits
  • House Approves Cyber Preparedness Bill
  • House Republicans Add Drought Relief Bill to Energy Legislation
  • Water Sector Urges Coordination Between Army Corps and Local Communities
  • Pesticide Permitting Bill Passes House on Second Try

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Congressional Report: April 2016

  • SRF Reforms, Lead Assistance and Flint Aid Included in Bipartisan WRDA Bill
  • AMWA Submits Statement for Infrastructure Financing Hearing
  • SRF Funding, Permanent WIFIA, and New Regulations Included in Lead Response Bill
  • AMWA Expresses Support for Water Infrastructure Legislation
  • Senate Bill Proposes to Condition DWSRF Funds on School Lead Testing
  • House Panel Urges Quicker Action on LCR Revisions
  • Senate Approves Smart Water Program in Energy Bill
  • Senate Rejects Attempt to Block Clean Water Rule
  • EPA Defends Budget Request in Series of Capitol Hill Hearings
  • Tax Committee Aims to Release Reform Blueprint This Year

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Congressional Report: March 2016

  • Flint Infrastructure Aid Deal Eludes Senate
  • AMWA Calls for Strong Water Infrastructure Funding in FY17
  • Senator Offers Series of Bills to Address Lead, Water Infrastructure
  • House DWSRF Reauthorization Bill Includes Lead Service Line Replacement and Climate Change Adaptation Programs
  • Senate Bill Aims to Help Individuals Remove Lead from Homes
  • House Bill Would Eliminate Taxes on Water Conservation Incentives
  • New House Caucus Will Speak Up for Municipal Bonds
  • Senator Reintroduces PAB Legislation
  • New Report Examines Water Infrastructure Funding Options

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Congressional Report: February 2016

  • Senate Debates Plans to Aid Flint Lead Service Line Replacement
  • House Approves Bill Strengthening Public Notification of Lead Risks
  • Lawmakers Say Obama's SRF Request Falls Short
  • EPA Targets FY17 to Begin Issuing WIFIA Loans
  • White House Budget Would Limit Muni Bond Tax Benefits
  • Sen. Cardin Seeks Massive Boost for SRF Funding Authorization
  • Lawmakers React to Flint Crisis With Series of New Bills

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