Congressional Report

Congressional Report

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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Congressional Report: August 2014

Lawmakers Head to Recess Without Acting on EPA Funding Bill; House Approves Bill to Promote Voluntary Cybersecurity Standards; Senators Seek Reinstatement of Superfund Tax; Legislation Offers Tax Credits to Promote ISAC Memberships; and more ...

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Congressional Report: July 2014

SRF Cuts In, WIFIA Out of FY15 EPA Appropriations Bill; Congressional Republicans Target "Waters of the U.S." Revamp; House Extends Water/Wastewater Exemption in CFATS Reauthorization Bill; New Bill Seeks Uniform Standards for Bottled Water Quality Reports; and more ...

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Congressional Report: June 2014

In this issue: WIFIA Becomes Law but FY15 Funding Picture Murky; Chemical Safety Task Force Eyes IST Promotion, Elimination of Water-Wastewater Exemption; CBO Forecasts "Substantial" Costs for Chemical Tank Safety Bill; and more . . .

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Congressional Report: May 2014

In This Issue: Congress Approves WIFIA, but Municipal Bond Restrictions Remain Unfixed; CWSRF Reforms, Extreme Weather Study Find Place in WRRDA; Murky Path Forward for Chemical Storage Oversight Bill; and more...

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Congressional Report: April 2014

In This Issue: Utility Notification Provision Added to Chemical Facility Oversight Bill; Water Sector Groups Push Back Against SRF Cuts as Hill Expresses Concern; and more...

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Congressional Report: March 2014

In This Issue: Tax Reform Plan, Presidential Budget Eye Rollback of Municipal Bond Tax Benefits; President Obama Proposes FY15 Cuts to SRF Programs; and more...

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