Legislative Activity

Budget and Appropriations

EPA FY 16 Budget Request – EPA’s FY 2016 budget request was announced on February 2, 2015. Overall, the Agency is looking to receive $8.6 billion in funds to manage its air, water, land, and waste programs. Goal 2 of the Agency’s budget request is devoted to Protecting America’s Waters where the principal programs for drinking water are represented.

Status of Active Legislation: 114th Congress

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Bill No.DescriptionSponsorCommitteeStatus
HR 50/H Rpt 114-11 Unfunded Mandates Information & Transparency Act Foxx (R-NC) Oversight & Govt Reform; Budget; Judiciary Passed House 2/4/15
HR 54 Frank Lautenberg Memorial Security Chemical Facilities Act Jackson Lee (D-TX) Energy & Commerce; Homeland Security Introduced 1/6/15
HR 85 Terrorism Prevention & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act Jackson Lee (D-TX) Homeland Security Introduced 1/6/15
HR 185 Regulatory Accountability Act Goodlatte (R-VA) Judiciary Passed House 1/13/15
HR 212/H Rpt 114-26/ S 460/HR 1709 Drinking Water Protection Act Latta (R-OH) Energy & Commerce; Homeland Security Enacted as PL 114-45 8/7/15
HR 223/HRpt 114-465 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act Joyce (R-OH) Transportation & Infrastructure Awaiting Floor Action 3/23/16
HR 243 Safe & Secure Drinking Water Act Kaptur (D-OH) Energy & Commerce; Homeland Security Introduced 1/9/15
HR 291/S 176 Water in the 21st Century (W21) Act Napolitano (D-CA) Energy & Commerce; Natural Resources; Science; Transportation & Infrastructure Introduced 1/13/15
HR 349 Great Lakes & Fresh Water Algal Bloom Information Act Latta (R-OH) Science, Space & Technology; Natural Resources Introduced 1/14/16
HR 352/S 110 Environmental Protection Agency Accountability Act Duffy (R-WI) Agriculture; Appropriations; Energy & Commerce; Transportation & Infrastructure Introduced 1/14/15
HR 413 Partnership to Build America Act Delaney (D-MD) Transportation & Infrastructure; Ways & Means Introduced 1/20/15
HR 499 Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act Duncan (R-TN) Ways & Means Introduced 1/22/15
HR 625 Infrastructure 2.0 Act Delaney (D-MD) Ways & Means, Transportation & Infrastructure, Rules Introduced 1/30/15
HR 987 Davis Bacon Repeal Act King (R-IA) Education & Workforce Introduced 2/13/15
HR 1029/ H Rpt 114-33/S 543 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act Lucas (R-OK) Science, Space & Technology Passed House 3/17/15
HR 1030/H Rpt 114-34/S 544 Secret Science Reform Act Smith (R-TX) Science, Space & Technology Passed House 3/18/15
HR 1093 Clean Water Compliance and Ratepayer Affordability Act Chabot (R-OH) Transportation & Infrastructure Introduced 2/26/15
HR 1276 Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act Capps (D-CA) Natural Resources Introduced 3/4/15
HR 1278/S 741 Water Infrastructure Resiliency & Sustainability Act Capps (D-CA) Transportation & Infrastructure; Energy & Commerce Introduced 3/4/15
HR 1407/S 708 Regulatory Improvements Act Murphy (D-FL) Oversight & Govt Reform Introduced 3/17/15
HR 1471/HRpt 114-436/S 1090 FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act Barletta (R-PA) Transportation & Infrastructure Passed House 2/29/16
HR 1710 Drought Resilience Investment Act McNerney (D-CA) Transportation & Infrastructure; Energy & Commerce Introduced 3/26/15
HR 1732/HRpt 114-93 Regulatory Integrity Protection Act Shuster (R-PA) Transportation & Infrastructure Passed House 5/13/15
HR 1775 Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act Edwards (D-MD) Transportation & Infrastructure; Science Space & Technology Introduced 4/14/15
HR 1923 Great Lakes HABs Coordinator Act Ryan (D-OH) Transportation & Infrastructure; Natural Resources Introduced 4/21/15
HR 2010 Regulatory Review and Sunset Act Hultgren (R-IL) Oversight & Gov't Reform; Judiciary Introduced 4/23/15
HR 2822/HRpt 114-170/S 1645/SRpt 114-70 FY 16 Appropriations - Interior, EPA & Related Agencies (incorporated into FY 16 Omnibus Appropriations Act) Calvert (R-CA) Appropriations Enacted PL 114-113 12/18/15
HR 2853/S 611 Grassroots Rural & Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act Harper (R-MS) Energy & Commerce Enacted PL 114-98 12/11/15
HR 2983 Drought Recovery and Resilience Act Huffman (D-CA) Natural Resources; Budget, Science, Space & Technology; Energy & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure; Judiciary, Ways & Means; Armed Services Introduced 7/8/15
HR 3143/S 886 Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Act McNerney (D-CA) Science, Space & Technology, Energy & Commerce Introduced 7/21/15
HR 3533 Water System Cost Savings Act Hanna (R-NY) & Cooper (D-TN) Energy & Commerce; Agriculture Introduced 9/17/15
HR 3670 21st Century Buy American Act Cecilline (D-RI) Oversight & Gov't Reform; Trans & Infrastructure; Financial Services Introduced 10/8/15
HR 3720 Water Advanced Technologies for Efficient Resources (WATER) Act Cartwright (D-PA) Energy & Commerce; Oversight & Gov't Reform; Armed Svcs; Ways & Means Introduced 11/25/15
HR 3869/HRpt 114-363 State & Local Cyber Protection Act Hurd (R-TX) Homeland Security Passed House 12/14/15
HR 3880 Stopping EPA Overreach Act Palmer (R-AL) Energy & Commerce; Natural Resources; Trans & Infrastructure Introduced 11/4/15
HR 4175 Groundwater Conservation Incentive Act Crawford (R-AR) Ways & Means Introduced 12/3/15
HR 4414 Improving Notification for Clean and Safe Drinking Water Act Kildee (D-MI) Energy & Commerce Introduced 2/5/16
HR 4438 Drinking Water Contamination Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Miller (R-MI) Appropriations; Budget Introduced 2/2/16
HR4468 Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Act Blumenauer (D-OR) Transportation & Infrastructure; Energy & Commerce; Ways & Means Introduced 2/4/16
HR 4470 Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Act Kildee (D-MI) Energy & Commerce Passed House 2/10/16
HR 4479 Families of Flint Act Kildee (D-MI) Energy & Commerce; Transportation & Infrastructure; Education & Workforce; Financial Services; Budget Introduced 2/4/16
HR 4653 Assistance, Quality and Affordability Act Tonko (D-NY) Energy & Commerce Introduced 2/29/16
HR 4797 Grants and education To Tackle Homeowner Exposure to Lead Ensuring American Drinks Only from Unpolluted Taps Act (GET THE LEAD OUT) Duckworth (D-MI) Energy & Commerce Introduced 3/17/16
HR 4806 Copper and Lead Evaluatoin and Reporting (CLEAR) Act Quigley (D-MI) Energy & Commerce Introduced 3/17/16
HR 5070 School Testing for Lead in Drinking Water Pascrell (D-NJ) Energy & Commerce Introduced 4/26/16
HR 5110 Lower Lead Action Levels under SDWA Kildee (D-MI) Energy & Commerce Introduced 4/26/16



Bill No.DescriptionSponsorCommitteeStatus
S 54 & S234 Regulatory Fairness Act Vitter (R-LA) Environment & Public Works Introduced 1/7 and 22/15
S 110/HR 352 Environmental Protection Agency Accountability Act Heller (R-NV) Environment & Public Works Introduced 1/7/15
S 176/HR 291 Water in the 21st Century Act Boxer (D-CA) Environment & Public Works Introduced 1/13/15
S 268 Rebuild America Act Sanders (I-VT) Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Introduced 1/27/15
S 460/HR 212/ HR 1709 Drinking Water Protection Act Portman (R-OH) Environment & Public Works Enacted PL 114-45 8/13/15
S 462 Safe and Secure Drinking Water Protection Act Brown (D-OH) Environment & Public Works Introduced 2/11/15
S 543/HR 1024 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act Boozman (R-AR) Environment & Public Works Subcommittee Hearing 5/20/15
S 544/SRpt 114-69/HR 1030 Secret Science Reform Act Barrosso (R-WY) Environment & Public Works Awaiting Floor Action 6/22/15
S 611/SRpt. 114-47 Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act Wicker (R-MS) Environment & Public Works Enacted PL 114-98 12/11/15
S 653/SRpt. 114-48 Water Resources Research Amendments Act Cardin (D-MD) Environment & Public Works Passed Senate 6/9/15
S 708/HR 1407 Regulatory Improvements Act King (I-ME) Homeland Security & Govt Affairs Hearing 4/27/16
S 741/HR 1278 Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act Cardin (D-MD) Environment & Public Works Introduced 3/16/15
S 754/SRpt 114-32 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Burr (R-NC) Select Intelligence Passed Senate 10/27/15
S 886/HR 3143 Smart Energy & Water Efficiency Act Udall (D-MN) Energy & Natural Resources Hearing 4/30/15
S 1393 Real EPA Impact Reviews (REPAIR) Act Thune (R-SD) Environment & Public Works Introduced 5/20/15
S 1642 Water Supply Cost Savings Act Boozman (R-AR) Environment & Public Works Introduced 6/22/15
S 1645/SRpt 114-70 Department of Interior, Environment & Related Agencies Appropriations for FY 16 (included in FY 16 Omnibus Appropriation Act) Murkowski (R-AK) Appropriations Enacted PL 114-113 12/18/15
S 1785 Davis Bacon Repeal Act Lee (R-UT) Health, Education & Labor Introduced 7/16/15
S 1837/HR 2983 Drought Recovery & Resilience Act Boxer (D-CA) Finance Introduced 7/22/15
S 2466 Improving Notification for Clean and Safe Drinking Water Act Peters (D-MI) Environment & Public Works Introduced 1/27/16
S 2535 Lead & Copper Corrosion Control Act Brown (D-OH) Environment & Public Works Introduced 2/10/16
S 2579 Drinking Water Safety & Infrastructure Act Stabenow (D-MI) Energy & Natural Resources Introduced 2/24/16
S 2583 Firm, Unwavering National Dedication (FUND) to Water Act Cardin (D-MD) Environment & Public Works Introduced 2/25/16
S 2586 Thorough Evaluation of State Testing to Kick-start Investigations before Damage is Suffered (TEST KIDS) Act Cardin (D-MD) Health, Education & Labor Introduced 2/25/16
S 2587 Copper & Lead Evaluation and Reporting (CLEAR) Act Cardin (D-MD) Environment & Public Works Introduced 2/25/16
S 2588 Grants and Education To Tackle Homeowner Exposure to Lead Ensuring America Drinks Only from Unpolluted (GET THE LEAD OUT) Act Cardin (D-MD) Environment & Public Works Introduced 2/25/18
S 2606 Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act Markey (D-MA) Environment & Public Works Introduced 2/29/16
S 2673 Water Technology Acceleration Act Baldwin (D-WI) Environment & Public Works Introduced 3/14/16
S 2674 Lead in Drinking Water Disaster Act Boxer (D-CA) Homeland Security & Govt Affairs Introduced 3/14/16
S 2776 Transparent Environment in School Testing (TEST for Lead) Act Booker (D-NJ) Environment & Public Works
S 2820 The Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act Markey (D-MA) Environment & Public Works Introduced 4/20/16
S 2821 Testing, Removal and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure and Pipes (True LEADership) Act Cardin (D-MD) Finance Introduced 4/20/16
S 2848 Water Resources Development Act Inhofe (R-OK) Environment & Public Works Passed Committee 4/28/16
S 2884 EPA Liability Related to Flint Water Supply Cotton (R-AR) Judiciary Introduced 4/28/16