Legislation

Congress Approves 2020 Water Resources Development Act

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the 2020 Water Resources Development Act. The legislation – commonly referred to as WRDA – is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law before the end of the year. Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House …

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Rep. Garamendi Introduces Legislation to Provide Federal Financing for Sites Reservoir

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA 03) introduced the “WIFIA Improvement Act” (H.R.8217) yesterday. The legislation would amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) of 2014 to make public water projects like the off-stream Sites Reservoir Project eligible for low-interest, longer-term federal loans from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Specifically, the bill …

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Broad Support for Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

A bipartisan group of senators and stakeholders are voicing support for the draft water resources development legislation, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA 2020), and the draft drinking water legislation, the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) …

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