Legislative

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...

Senate Appropriations Approves Interior-Environment Spending Bill

Senate Appropriations Approves Interior-Environment Spending Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved this week an Interior-Environment spending bill that would fund EPA at $9.01 billion in overall...

Legislative Update: FY2020 Appropriations & PFAS in NDAA

Legislative Update: FY2020 Appropriations & PFAS in NDAA

Yesterday, lawmakers in the House passed a bipartisan stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through November 21st, which...

House Appropriators Boost EPA FY20 Funding in Draft Bill

House Appropriators Boost EPA FY20 Funding in Draft Bill

The House Appropriations Committee’s draft Interior-Environment spending bill, scheduled for subcommittee markup May 15, increases EPA funding in the year...

Water Organizations Push for Water Research Funding

Water Organizations Push for Water Research Funding

A group of 10 water organizations, including AWWA, WEF, NAWC, as well as RCAP and ASCE, are requesting additional funding...

Appropriations May Get an Earlier Start this Year

Appropriations May Get an Earlier Start this Year

This year, House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) is seriously considering beginning markups for FY 20 appropriations funding as...

Concerns Over Groundwater Cleanup Standards for PFAS

Concerns Over Groundwater Cleanup Standards for PFAS

  Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Wheeler this week outlining his concerns about the Agency’s...

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