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Register for Water Week 2021

Register for Water Week 2021

Water Week 2021 will be held virtually this year from April 25 through May 1 to help elevate water as...

New House Water Affordability Bill Would Provide $1.5 Billion for State and Tribal Assistance Programs

New House Water Affordability Bill Would Provide $1.5 Billion for State and Tribal Assistance Programs

House Democrats have introduced new legislation, entitled, “Emergency Water is a Human Right Act,” with the objective “To prohibit water...

FY21 Congressional Appropriations Update

FY21 Congressional Appropriations Update

Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee released all twelve of its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) spending bills. The Senate’s appropriation...

Fall 2020 Congressional Update and Outlook

Fall 2020 Congressional Update and Outlook

Appropriations Top of mind in Congress is a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government and prevent a shutdown...

House Democrats Plan $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package

House Democrats Plan $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package

House Democrats unveiled plans for a $1.5 trillion broad infrastructure package, building off of the highway bill introduced by Rep....

House Appropriations Committee To Mark Up FY2021 Funding Bills Next Month

House Appropriations Committee To Mark Up FY2021 Funding Bills Next Month

The House Appropriations Committee plans to begin marking up its 12 annual spending bills for FY2021 during the weeks of...

Fifth COVID Relief Bill Passes House and Includes Moratorium on Utility Service Shutoffs

Fifth COVID Relief Bill Passes House and Includes Moratorium on Utility Service Shutoffs

Last Friday, the House passed a $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill that includes a moratorium on disconnecting or terminating service...

Senate Releases Draft Legislation on Water Programs

Senate Releases Draft Legislation on Water Programs

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) has released a set of draft bills to establish new water programs...

House Passes PFAS Bill, Unlikely to Move in Senate

House Passes PFAS Bill, Unlikely to Move in Senate

Late last week the House passed H.R.535 – the PFAS Action Act of 2019. The bill contains multiple provisions requiring...

Federal Shutdown Averted For Now

Federal Shutdown Averted For Now

Yesterday evening, President Trump signed a stopgap spending bill extending funding for federal agencies through December 20th, giving appropriators another...

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