Congressional Report

Congressional Report

Congressional Report: July 2015

  • Congress Preps for Month-Long Recess
  • AMWA Speaks Up for Climate Research Funding
  • Senate Transportation Bill Offers Fix to WIFIA’s Municipal Bond Restriction
  • Congress Working to Avoid Regulatory Disruptions to Chlorine Deliveries
  • House Approves Drought Relief Bill
  • EPA Funding Bill Put on Hold Over Confederate Flag Amendments

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Congressional Report: June 2015

  • Side-By-Side Comparison of Proposed FY16 EPA Funding Bills
  • House Panel Approves FY16 EPA Funding Bill that Cuts SRFs, Blocks Clean Water Rule
  • Senate EPA Spending Bill Includes SRF Cut, Offers WIFIA Administrative Funds
  • Utilities Seek Coverage Under Cyber-Sharing Bill
  • Updated - EPW Committee Approves WOTUS Legislation
  • Water Research, Small System Assistance Bills Advance through Senate
  • Superfund, Infrastructure Bank Bills Offered on Capitol Hill

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Congressional Report: May 2015

  • Administrator McCarthy Talks Water Infrastructure, WOTUS on Capitol Hill
  • House Approves WOTUS Redo Bill
  • "STRONG Act" Seeks to Improve Community Resiliency
  • Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Alternative WOTUS Approach
  • Army Corps Boost, NOAA Cuts Take Shape in Spending Bills

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Congressional Report: April 2015

  • AMWA Speaks Out Again in Favor of Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds
  • House Panel Proposes Boost in Army Corps Spending
  • Drought Relief Bill Would Suspend WIFIA's Muni Bond Ban
  • House-Passed Cyber Bills Encourage Utilities to Monitor Networks, Share Info
  • GOP Bill Would Direct EPA to Start Over on WOTUS

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Congressional Report: March 2015

  • House Approves Toxic Algae Legislation
  • Administrator McCarthy Defends Budget Request for SRFs
  • AMWA Goes to Bat for Water Infrastructure Funding
  • Water Infrastructure Adaptation Measures Reintroduced in House and Senate
  • AMWA Calls for Expanded Access to Program Protecting Water Quality
  • House-Passed Bills Target Science Behind EPA Regulations

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Congressional Report: February 2015

  • Congressional Report Stories Now Published on AMWA.net as News Happens
  • FY16 Budget Plan Includes WIFIA Dollars, DWSRF Increase
  • New Bond Programs, Army Corps Cuts Part of Budget Plan
  • Congresswoman Plans Legislation Offering Utility Adaptation Aid
  • Sen. Whitehouse Becomes Top Democrat on Water Subcommittee
  • Lawmakers in Both Chambers Target Toxic Algal Blooms

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Congressional Report: January 2015

  • Republican Leaders Announce Priorities as 114th Congress Convenes
  • Sourcewater Protection, Chemical Security Bills Reintroduced in Congress
  • President Obama Sends Cybersecurity Priorities to Capitol Hill
  • Two New Members Join Interior-EPA Spending Subpanel
  • Sen. Boxer's Retirement to Reshape EPW Committee

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Congressional Report: December 2014

  • 113th Congress Draws to a Close
  • FY15 Budget Deal Rejects SRF Cuts, Provides WIFIA Administrative Funds
  • Short Term DHS Funding, Buy American Rules for DWSRF Part of Spending Agreement
  • 4-Year CFATS Extension Clears Congress
  • Senator Criticizes Water/Wastewater Vulnerabilities at Executive Order Hearing
  • Cybersecurity Bills Authorize NCCIC, Will Lead to Voluntary Guidelines
  • Congressional Panels Unveil New Rosters

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Congressional Report: November 2014

  • New GOP Majorities Could Target EPA Regulations in 2015
  • Republican Wins Prompt Shuffling of Committee Leaders
  • AMWA Seeks WIFIA Funding as EPA Plans FY16 Budget
  • EPA Plans Final WIFIA Listening Session
  • AMWA Urges Action to Combat Algal Blooms

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Congressional Report: September - October 2014

  • All Eyes on Senate Races as Congress Heads to Campaign Trail
  • Lawmakers Continue FY14 Appropriations Through December 11
  • Microcystins Health Advisory, Algal Bloom Monitoring Bills Offered on Capitol Hill
  • DWSRF Reauthorization Measure Offers $4.2 Billion Over Three Years
  • House Votes to Block "Waters of the U.S." Rule
  • WIFIA Listening Sessions in California, Texas, and Georgia on EPA's Schedule
  • House Panel Sees Public-Private Partnerships as Piece of Infrastructure Funding Puzzle

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