Congressional Report

Congressional Report

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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Congressional Report: March 2017

  • AMWA Signs Two Letters to Congress Supporting Municipal Bonds
  • Bipartisan Letter Urges Preservation of Municipal Bond Tax Exemption
  • House Bill Would Reform SDWA Standard Setting Rules, Reduce Cross-Cutting Mandates
  • GOP Lawmaker Seeks to Narrow "WOTUS" Definition
  • EPW Democrats Set Subcommittee Rosters
  • Senators Call for Drinking Water Regulations for Four Contaminants
  • House Bill Would Mandate Water Utility Threat Assessments

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Congressional Report: February 2017

  • New Report Details Value of Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds

  • Bills Propose Permanent "Buy American" Rules for DWSRF

  • Lawmaker Targets EPA’s Risk Management Program Revisions for Repeal

  • Pair of GOP Bills Propose Dismantling EPA

  • Energy and Commerce Committee Aims to Eliminate Waste, Promote Growth

  • Congressman Prods EPA on Chromium-6

  • House Democrats Identify SDWA Reform Priorities

  • Senate EPW Panel Fills In Subcommittee Assignments

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Congressional Report: January 2017

  • 115th Congress Convenes in Washington
  • Bill Would Apply “Buy American” to All Federal Infrastructure Spending
  • Senate Democrats Propose $110 Billion in New Water and Wastewater Funding
  • Senators Round Out EPW Committee Roster
  • Reps. Shimkus, Tonko Return at Helm of Environment Subcommittee
  • House Approves NOAA Research Bill
  • House Legislation Proposes Streamlining Reclamation Environmental Reviews

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Congressional Report: December 2016

  • 114th Congress Concludes with Passage of WRDA, Funding Extension
  • WRDA Deal Authorizes LSL Grants, Allows WIFIA Application Fee Financing
  • Southeastern Water Dispute Sidetracks Weather Forecasting Bill
  • Conservative Lawmaker Seeks Repeal of Obama Rules

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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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