Congressional Report

Congressional Report

Congressional Report: November 2015

  • Utilities, Lawmakers Back Adding WIFIA Fix to Transportation Bill
  • Congressional Vote Avoids Halt of Treatment Chemical Deliveries by Rail
  • Water Sector Requests SRF, WIFIA Funds for FY16
  • Bipartisan Budget Deal Temporarily Avoids Government Shutdown
  • Senate Approves Cybersecurity Legislation
  • House Panel Votes to Ban Microbeads

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Congressional Report: October 2015

  • Congress Set to Extend Positive Train Control Deadline
  • PTC Extension Gains Bipartisan Support
  • AMWA Backs "WIFIA Improvement Act"
  • Congress Punts Appropriations Debate to December
  • New Bill Would Codify WaterSense Program
  • Senate Close to Vote on Cybersecurity Bill

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Congressional Report: September 2015

  • Transportation Bill Delay Puts WIFIA Fix, Train Mandate Extension on Hold
  • Congress Races to Avoid Government Shutdown
  • Speaker Boehner's Retirement Rattles Capitol Hill
  • Band of Moderate Republicans Cite Need for Climate Research, Action
  • Senate Energy Bill Includes Smart Water Efficiency Program, WaterSense Authorization
  • Congressman Recognizes 70th Anniversary of Fluoridation

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Congressional Report: August 2015

  • Senate Votes to Reverse WIFIA’s Muni Bond Financing Ban
  • President Signs Algal Toxin Legislation
  • Revised Cyber Bill Extends Sharing Incentives, Liability Protections to Public Water Systems
  • California Senators Offer Drought Relief Plan
  • Appropriations, Transportation Funding Lead the Fall Agenda

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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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