Federal Great Lakes and Water Legislation Tracker, 2021-22

Updated as of July 18th, 2022

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Bill #Bill NameDescriptionSponsor(s)Committee(s)Status (location + date)
House
H.R. 7516Get the Lead Out of Assisted Housing Act of 2022To improve the removal of lead from drinking water in public housingRep. Daniel Kildee (D-MI-5)Financial Services, Energy and CommerceReferred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (04/14/22)
H.R.7456
SHIP IT ActTo address the supply chain backlog in the freight network at United States ports, and for other purposes.Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN-7)Transportation and Infrastructure, Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Armed Services, Ways and MeansReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (04/07/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. (04/08/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. (04/08/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous materials. (04/08/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. (04/18/22)
H.R.7289Federal PFAS Research Evaluation ActTo provide for the National Academies to study and report on a Federal research agenda to advance the understanding of PFAS, and for other purposes.Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-7)Science, Space, and TechnologyReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (03/30/22)
Ordered to be reported (amended) by voice vote 5/17/2022
Committee Meeting on 5/17/2022 at 12:15 p.m.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 117-406.(07/13/22)
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 313.(07/13/22)
H.R.7202National Flood Insurance Program Affordability ActTo establish a means-tested assistance program for national flood insurance program policyholders, and for other purposes. (Identical to S.3934)Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8)Financial ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Financial Services (03/24/22)
H.R. 7182Future of Water Act of 2022To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit trading of water and water rights for future delivery, and for other purposes. (Identical to S.3886)Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)AgricultureReferred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (03/21/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. (04/04/22)
H.R.7131Great Lakes Authority ActTo promote economic growth and recovery throughout the Great Lakes region, to restore and to protect America’s principal source of fresh water, which holds twenty percent of the world’s freshwater, making it the largest system in the world, to foster innovation and to advance world-class workforce, education, training, and adjustment institutions for better jobs in the Great Lakes region, to strengthen and to expand the core U.S. manufacturing and industrial base, and the required energy systems to sustain and to power production, and to work with the federal Government and provinces of Canada on our mutual Great Lakes challenges including the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, and for other purposes.Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9)Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial ServicesReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (03/17/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.3/18/22
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.3/18/2022
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4011-4012)3/31/2022
H.R.7089VET PFAS ActTo amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish hospital care and medical services to veterans and dependents who were stationed at military installations at which the veterans and dependents were exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid or other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain veterans who were stationed at military installations at which the veterans were exposed to such substances, and for other purposes.US Rep Dan Kildee (D-MI-5)Veterans AffairsReferred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. (03/15/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.3/28/2022
H.R.6985Financing Lead Out of Water Act of 2022To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the private business use requirements for bonds issued for lead service line replacement projects.US Rep Dan Kildee (D-MI-5)Ways and MeansReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (03/08/22)
H.R.6865Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.US Rep Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (02/28/22)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (03/01/22)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (03/02/22)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (03/02/22)
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (03/29/22)
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 – 46 (Roll Call). (03/30/22)
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (03/30/22)
H.R.6831N/ATo require the Commandant of the Coast Guard to issue regulations for amphibious passenger vessels operating in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and for other purposes.US Rep Andre Carson (D-IN-7)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (02/25/22)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (02/28/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. (2/28/2022)
H.R.6737Flint Registry Reauthorization ActTo amend the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Lead Exposure Registry, and for other purposes.US Rep Daniel Kildee (D-MI-5)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (02/15/22)
H.R.6680Blue Energy Innovation Act of 2022To establish the Integrated Blue Economy and Blue Energy Technologies Program, and a Blue Economy Center of Excellence, to support research and development of blue energy technologies.US Rep Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6)Science, Space, and TechnologyReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (02/09/22)
H.R.6591PIPES ActTo require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a rule that establishes standards for the flushability of disposable nonwoven wipes, and for other purposes.US Rep Lisa McClain (R-MI-10)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (02/03/22)
H.R.6258AQUAA ActTo establish a regulatory system for sustainable offshore aquaculture in the United States exclusive economic zone, and for other purposes. (Identical to S. 3100)US Rep Steven Palazzo (R-MS-4)Natural Resources
Agriculture
Transportation and Infrastructure
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (12/14/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. (12/15/21)
H.R.6238WaterSMART Access for Tribes ActTo amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to increase Tribal access to water conservation and efficiency grants, and for other purposes.US Rep Melanie Ann Stanbury (D-NM-1)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (12/09/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.(12/20/2021)
Subcommittee Hearings Held.(5/12/2022)
H.R.6236FAIRNESS in Flood Insurance Act of 2021To require the Administrator to provide certain notices to property owners when undertaking remapping in geographic areas, and for other purposes.US Rep Matthew Rosendale Sr.  (R-MT-At Large)Financial ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Financial Services. (12/09/21)
H.R.6229Land and Water Conservation Fund Water Amendments Act of 2021To amend title 54, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make financial assistance to States under the Land and Water Conservation Fund available for water quality projects, and for other purposes.US Rep Brian Mast (R-FL-18)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (12/09/21)
H.R.6088Water Infrastructure Modernization ActTo amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to authorize grants for smart water infrastructure technologyUS RepRuben Gallego(D-AZ-7)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (11/30/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.(12/01/2021)
H.R.6058PFAS Health Study Act of 2021To extend the authority of the Secretary of Defense to transfer funds for a certain study on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance contamination in drinking waterUS RepMadeleine Dean(D-PA-4)Armed ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services. (11/19/21)
H.R.6026Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2021To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of food packaging containing intentionally added PFAS. (Identical to S.3169)US RepDebbie Dingell(D-MI-12)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (11/18/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.(11/19/2021)
H.R.5987PFAS Definition Improvement ActTo amend the Toxic Substances Control Act with respect to the PFAS data callUS RepDeborah K. Ross(D-NC-2)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (11/16/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.(11/17/21)
H.R.5973Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021To reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990US RepDebbie Dingell(D-MI-12)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (11/15/21)
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. (02/16/22)
Ordered to be reported by voice vote. (02/16/22)
Passed in the House by voice vote. (04/26/22)
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (4/27/2022)
H.R.5958Increasing Penalties For Offshore Polluters ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the civil and criminal penalties for oil spills.US RepTed Lieu(D-CA-33)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (11/12/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (11/24/21)
H.R.5849Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the definition of navigable waters, and for other purposes.US RepDavid Rouzer(R-NC-7)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (11/03/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (11/04/21)
H.R.5802National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2021To reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.US Rep Frank Pallone Jr.(D-NJ-6)Financial Services
Transportation and Infrastructure
Ways and Means
Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (11/01/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (11/02/21)
H.R.5770Forage Fish Conservation Act of 2021To improve the management of forage fish. (Identical to S.1484)US RepDebbie Dingell(D-MI-12)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (10/28/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (11/02/2021)
Subcommittee Hearings Held. (11/16/2021)
H.R.5668FEMA Relief Extension ActTo amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and any corresponding regulation to extend the period for Federal assistance to individuals and households.US RepTom Rice(R-SC-7)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (10/21/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (10/22/21)
H.R.5653Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act.US RepMichael Waltz(R-FL-6)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (10/20/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (10/21/21)
H.R.5634Oil Spill Response Enhancement Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to contracts for oil spill response.US RepDon Young(R-AK)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (10/19/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (10/20/21)
H.R.5556Flood Risk Transparency for Homebuyers ActTo require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide a disclosure notice to homebuyers of properties owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that are located in special flood hazard areas, and for other purposes. (Identical to S. 2947)US RepMario Diaz-Balart(R-FL-25)Financial ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Financial Services. (10/12/21)
H.R.5533Reducing Waste in National Parks ActTo encourage reduction of disposable plastic products in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes. (Identical to S. 2960)US RepMike Quigley(D-IL-5)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (10/8/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. (10/14/2021)
H.R.5504Urban Waters Federal Partnership Act of 2021To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain the Urban Waters Federal Partnership Program, and for other purposes.US RepGreg Stanton(D-AZ-9)Transportation and Infrastructure
Natural Resources
Appropriations 
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (10/5/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (10/6/21)
H.R.5453Fishery Resource Disasters Improvement ActA bill to improve the Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program of the National Marine Fisheries Service. (Identical to S.2923)US RepJared Huffman(D-CA-2)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (09/30/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (10/03/21)
H.R.5403N/ATo direct the Secretary of Defense to provide medical providers of the Department of Defense mandatory training with respect to the potential health effects of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances.US RepElissa Slotkin(D-MI-8)Armed ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services. (09/28/21)
H.R.5389REDUCE Act of 2021To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on plastics. (Identical to S.2645)US RepThomas Suozzi(D-NY-3)Ways and Means 
Energy and Commerce
Natural Resources
Transportation and Infrastructure 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (09/27/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. (09/28/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (09/28/21)
H.R.5191Revive The CCC ACTTo amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to establish a national service program that provides conservation opportunities on public and private lands, and for other purposes.US RepConor Lamb(D-PA-17)Education and Labor
Ways and Means
Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (09/07/21)
H.R.5185CORE Justice Act of 2021To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for qualified environmental justice programs.US RepDwight Evans(D-PA-3)Ways and MeansReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (09/07/2021)
H.R.5145N/ATo authorize new grants for research into riparian forest genetics and climate adaptation.US Rep Tom O’Halleran(D-AZ-1)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (8/31/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.(9/27/2021)
H.R.5064BEACH Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to grants for beach monitoring.
US RepDavid Joyce(R-OH-14)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (8/20/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (8/23/21)
H.R.5027Automatic Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Major Disasters and Critical Events ActTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide relief for taxpayers affected by disasters or other critical events.US RepTom Rice(R-SC-7)Ways and MeansReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (8/13/21)
H.R.5020Get Toxic Substances Out of Schools Act of 2021To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to authorize grants for toxic substances remediation in schools, to reauthorize healthy high-performance schools.US Rep Andy Levin(D-MI-9)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (8/13/21)
H.R.4996Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021To amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to prohibited acts by ocean common carriers or marine terminal operators.US Rep John Garamendi(D-CA-3)Transportation and InfrastructureSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E888) (08/10/21)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (08/10/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. (08/11/21)
Passed the House 364-40 (Roll call) (12/08/21)
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (12/09/21)
H.R.4995Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2021To require the Secretary of the Interior to establish Tribal Wildlife Corridors. (Identical to S. 2705)US RepRuben Gallego(D-AZ-7)Natural Resources
Agriculture
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (8/10/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. (8/30/21)
H.R.4976Ensuring PFAS Cleanup Meets or Exceeds Stringent Standards ActTo direct the Secretary of Defense to ensure that removal and remedial actions relating to PFAS contamination result in levels meeting or exceeding certain standards.US Rep Elissa Slotkin(D-MI-8)Armed Services
Transportation and Infrastructure
Energy and Commerce
Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (08/06/2021)
H.R.4975PFAS Free Military Purchasing ActTo prohibit the procurement, purchase, and sale by the Department of Defense of certain items containing a perfluoroalkyl substance or polyfluoroalkyl substance. (Related to S.1796)US Rep Elissa Slotkin(D-MI-8)Armed ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services. (08/06/2021)
H.R.4954PFAS ActTo direct the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with other agencies, to develop guidance for firefighters and other emergency response personnel on best practices to protect such personnel from exposure to PFAS and to limit and prevent the release of PFAS into the environment.US RepDebbie Dingell(D-MI-12)Science, Space, Technology+
Transportation and Infrastructure. 
Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (08/06/2021)
Referred to the subcommittee on Research and Technology. (08/06/21)
H.R.4822Department of Energy Coastal Research Initiative ActTo establish a coastal zone research initiative at the Department of EnergyUS RepJamie Herrera Beutler(R-WA-3)Science, Space, and TechnologyReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (07/29/2021)
Referred to the subcommittee on Energy. (07/29/21)
H.R.4805Safe School Drinking Water ActTo direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program to make grants to States to assist local educational agencies in voluntary installation and maintenance of filtration stations at schools and child care programs.US RepYvette Clarke(D-NY-9)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (07/29/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (07/30/21)
H.R.4768DEFEND the Great Lakes ActTo require the Secretary of the Army to initiate at least 5 projects to reduce the loss and degradation of Great Lakes coastal wetlandsUS Rep David Joyce (R-OH-14)Transportation and Infrastructure
Natural Resources
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (07/29/21)
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.(7/28/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.(07/29/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.(08/13/21)
Subcommittee Hearings Held.(06/16/22)
H.R.4692PFAS Testing Act of 2021To require the testing of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the Toxic Substances Control ActUS Rep Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (07/26/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (07/27/21)
H.R.4647Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity ActTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the exclusion for certain conservation subsidies to include subsidies for water conservation or efficiency measures and storm water management measuresUS Rep Jared Huffman (D-CA-2)Ways and MeansReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (07/22/21)
H.R.4567Test Your Well Water ActTo direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a household well water testing website, and for other purposes.Daniel Kildee (D-MI-5)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (07/20/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (07/21/21)
H.R.4549Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes. (Related to S. 2605)Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9)AppropriationsThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 117-98, by Ms. Kaptur. (07/20/21)
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 71.(7/20/2021)
H.R.4463PFAS Safe Disposal ActTo require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate regulations regarding disposal of materials containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or aqueous film forming foamUS Rep Andy Levin (D-MI-9)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (07/16/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (07/19/21)
H.R.4372Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022US Rep Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1)AppropriationsPlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 58 + H.Rept.117-83 (07/06/21)
The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 117-83, by Ms. Pingree. (7/06/2021)
H.R.4340PFAS Exposure Assessment and Documentation ActTo direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments of members of the Armed Forces an evaluation of whether the member has been exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes. (Related to S.2555)Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-8)Armed ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services. (07/01/21)
H.R.4339Military PFAS Testing Disclosure ActTo direct the Secretary of Defense to publicly disclose the results of Department of Defense perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-8)Armed ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services. (07/01/21)
H.R.4241PFAS Filthy Fifty ActTo require the Secretary of Defense to conduct testing, removal, and remediation of perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances at all military installations, formerly used defense sites, and State-owned facilities of the National Guard in the United States.US Rep Jackie Speier (D-CA-14)Armed ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services. (06/29/21)
H.R.4224PFAS Transparency ActTo require, pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, disclosure of the introduction of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances into treatment worksUS Rep Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (06/29/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (06/30/21)
H.R.4092Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the Coastal Program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to work with willing partners and provide support to efforts to assess, protect, restore, and enhance important coastal areas that provide fish and wildlife habitat on which Federal trust species depend, and for other purposes. (Identical to S.2194)US Rep Jared Huffman (D-CA-2)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (06/23/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (07/22/21)
Subcommittee Hearings Held.(01/20/2022)
H.R.4069Septic Upgrade Grant ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for additional subsidization assistance to a municipality to carry out on-site wastewater treatment system projectsUS Rep Thomas Suozzi (D-NY-3)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (06/22/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (06/23/21)
H.R.3990No PFAS in Cosmetics ActTo ban the use of intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances in cosmetics.US Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (06/17/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (06/18/21)
H.R.3751Clean Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a program to make grants to eligible entities to increase the resilience of publicly owned treatment works to natural disastersUS Rep Salud O. Carbajal (D-CA-24)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (06/09/21)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (6/8/2021)
H.R.3748BLUE GLOBE ActTo improve data collection and monitoring of the Great Lakes, oceans, bays, estuaries, and coastsUS Rep Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1)Natural Resources
Science, Space, and Technology
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (06/08/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment. (06/08/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (06/17/21)
Committee Hearings Held. (06/22/21)
H.R.3702Sport Fish Restoration, Recreational Boating Safety, and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2021To amend the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Actwith respect to sport fish restoration and recreational boating safetyUS Rep Debbie Dingell(D-MI-12)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (06/07/21)
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (06/04/2021)
H.R.3668Ensuring Water Investments Benefit Communities ActTo require recipients of assistance for certain water infrastructure projects to provide job training, apprenticeships, and other employment opportunities for low-income persons and very low-income personsUS Rep Gwen Moore (D-WI-4)Transportation and Infrastructure
Energy and Commerce
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (06/02/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (06/02/2021)
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce(06/01/2021)
H.R.3622Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act of 2021To require the Administrator of the EPA to develop effluent limitations guidelines and standards and water quality criteria for PFAS under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, to provide Federal grants to publicly owned treatment works to implement such guidelines and standards. (Related to S.1907)US Rep Chris Pappas (D-NH-1)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (06/01/21)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (05/28/2021)
H.R.3422Water Quality Certification Improvement ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make changes with respect to water quality certification, and for other purposes. (Identical to S.1761)US Rep David McKinley (R-WV-1)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (05/20/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (05/21/21)
H.R 3399To amend the Federal Power Act to require the consideration of invasive species when prescribing fishwaysThis bill requires the Department of Commerce or the Department of the Interior to consider the threat of invasive species before mandating that a new fishway be built. Fishways are structures placed on or around constructed barriers to give fish the opportunity to migrateUS Rep Glenn Grothman (R-WI-6)Energy and Commerce Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (05/20/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy. (05/21/21)
H.R.3300Get the Lead Out ActTo amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to replacement of lead service linesUS Rep Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ-4)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (05/18/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (5/19/21)
H.R.3293Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish programs to assist low-income households in maintaining access to drinking water and wastewater servicesUS Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Transportation and Infrastructure
Energy and Commerce
Ways and Means
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means(5/18/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.(5/19/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (05/21/21)
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote. (06/16/21)
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce + H.Rept.117-77 (06/29/21)
H.R.3291Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide assistance for States, territories, areas affected by natural disasters, and water systems and schools affected by PFAS or lead, and to require the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate national primary drinking water regulations for PFAS, microcystin toxin, and 1,4-dioxaneUS Rep Paul Tonko (D-NY-20)Energy and Commerce
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.(5/18/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (05/21/21)
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 14 – 9 (06/16/21)
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce + H. Rept. 117-76
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 52 (06/29/21)
H.R.3282Drinking Water Funding for the Future Act of 2021To reauthorize funding for drinking water programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act and America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018US RepDavid B. McKinley (R-WV-1)Energy and Commerce 
Transportation and Infrastructure
Referred to theSubcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (05/18/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.(5/18/2021)
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (5/17/21)
H.R.3267Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the EPA to publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation for total per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. (Related to S.2406)US Rep Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-2)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (05/17/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (05/18/21)
H.R.3255LEAD Guidance ActTo require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop guidance for identifying high-risk locations to focus lead reduction effortsUS Rep Donald Norcross (D-NJ-1)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (05/14/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (05/17/21)
H.R.3228National Coastal Resilience Data and Services ActTo direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the NOAA, to improve science, data, and services that enable sound decision making in response to coastal flood risk, including impacts of sea level rise, storm events, changing Great Lakes water levels, and land subsidenceUS Rep Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY-7)Natural Resources
Science, Space, and Technology
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (05/13/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (06/17/21)
Committee hearings held. (06/22/21)
Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Discharged(01/19/2022)
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held(01/19/2022)
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.(01/19/2022)
H.R.3161Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of 2021To establish a pilot program to enhance the mapping of urban flooding and associated property damage and the availability of such mapped data to homeowners, businesses, and localities to help understand and mitigate the risk of such flooding, and for other purposes. (Related to S.1581)US Rep Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) Transportation and Infrastructure
Financial Services
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (05/12/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (05/13/21)
H.R.3128American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act of 2021To establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants, and for other purposes. (Related to S. 497)US Rep Don Young (R-AK-At Large)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (05/11/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (06/29/21)
Subcommittee hearings held. (07/29/21)
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. (11/17/21)
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent. (11/17/21)
H.R.3113MAPLand ActTo require the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to digitize and make publicly available geographic information system mapping data relating to public access to Federal land and waters for outdoor recreation, and for other purposesUS RepBlake D. Moore (R-UT-1)Natural Resources
Agriculture 
Transportation and Infrastructure
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (05/12/21)
Subcommittee Hearings Held. (06/08/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. (07/01/21)
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent. (07/14/21)
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 117-272 (03/14/22)
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 9 (Roll Call) (03/15/22)
Received in the Senate. (03/16/22)
Passed Senate without amendment by unanimous consent.  (04/06/22)
Presented to President (4/26/22)
Signed by President (4/29/22)
Became Public Law No: 117-114. (TXT | PDF)(4/29/22)


H.R.2952WISE ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require a certain percentage of funds appropriated for revolving fund capitalization grants be used for green projectsUS Rep Nikema Williams (D-GA-5)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.(4/30/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (05/03/21)
H.R.2794Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention ActTo provide for the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and interconnected Federal lands and waters, including Voyageurs National Park, within the Rainy River Watershed in the State of MinnesotaUS Rep Betty McCollum (D-MN-4)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (04/22/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. (06/08/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. (06/08/21)
Subcommittee Hearings Held.  (5/24/22)
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 – 16.(07/13/22)
H.R.2761Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring ActTo establish a national mercury monitoring programUS Rep Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8)Energy and Commerce 
Transportation and Infrastructure
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure(4/22/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (04/23/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.(4/23/21)
H.R.2742PFAS Registry Act of 2021To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a registry for certain individuals who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam on military installations. (Identical to S.1121)US Rep Chris Pappas (D-NH-1)Veterans Affairs
Armed Services
Referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (04/21/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (07/14/21)
H.R.2711N/ATo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for certain wastewater management subsidies. (Identical to S.1239)US Rep Thomas Suozzi (R-NY-3)Ways and MeansReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (04/20/21)
H.Res.320Recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water accessThis resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that access to reliable and clean drinking water is critically important to the health and welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Further, the resolution calls upon the federal government to provide water access to tribal members and communitiesUS Rep Joe Neguse (D-CO-2)Natural Resources
Energy and Commerce
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (04/15/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (04/16/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (04/16/2021)
Subcommittee Hearings Held. (11/04/2021)
H.R.2513Lead Abatement for Families Act of 2021To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to public housing agencies and owners of other federally assisted housing to cover the costs of removing and replacing lead-based water service pipes for federally assisted housing projectsUS Rep Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL-4)Financial ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Financial Services. (04/14/21)
H.Res.318Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority and that the April 21, 2020, Navigable Waters Protection Rule should not be withdrawn or vacatedExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority and that the April 21, 2020, Navigable Waters Protection Rule should not be withdrawn or vacatedUS Rep Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA-2)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.(04/14/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (04/15/21)
H.R.2467PFAS Action Act of 2021Requires the Administrator of the EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substancesUS Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Energy and Commerce 
Transportation and Infrastructure
Environment and Public Works (Senate)
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure(4/13/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (04/14/21)
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 16 – 7 (06/16/21)
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 33 – 20 and marked up by full committee. (06/23/21)
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 61 (07/13/21)
Passed by the House 241 – 183 (Roll Call) (07/21/21)
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (07/22/21)
H.R.2434Environmental Justice Act of 2021To require Federal agencies to address environmental justice, to require consideration of cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions, and for other purposes. (Related to S. 2630)US Rep Raul Ruiz (D-CA-36)Energy and Commerce
Natural Resources
Transportation and Infrastructure

Judiciary
Referred to the House Committees on: Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Judiciary. (04/08/21)
Referred to the Subcommittees on: Aviation, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Highways and Transit, Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, and Water Resources and Environment(04/09/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (04/13/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (10/19/21)
H.R.2173Wastewater Workforce Investment ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to wastewater infrastructure workforce developmentUS Rep Greg Stanton (D-AZ-9)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure(03/23/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (03/24/21)
H.R.2164Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require testing of underground sources of drinking water in connection with hydraulic fracturing operationsUS Rep Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL-9)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (03/23/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (03/24/21)
H.R.2008Local Water Protection ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to nonpoint source managementUS Rep Angie Craig (D-MN-2)Transportation and Infrastructure
Environment and Public Works (Senate)
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (3/18/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (3/19/21)
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote. (3/24/21)
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 28 (05/28/21)
Passed by the House (with amendments) (06/15/21)
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (06/16/21)
H.R.1915














Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain water pollution control programsUS Rep Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR-4)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (3/16/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (03/17/21)
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 42 – 25 (06/10/21)
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure + H. Rept. 117-69 + Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 48 (06/22/21)
H.R.1561Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021To require the Coast Guard to conduct icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes to minimize commercial disruption in the winter monthsUS Rep Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (3/03/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. (03/04/21)
H.R.1352Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2021This bill increases funding for water infrastructure, including funding for several programs related to controlling water pollution or protecting drinking waterUS Rep Brenda L Lawrence (D-MI-13)Transportation and Infrastructure
Energy and Commerce
Ways and Means
Agriculture
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Agriculture 02/25/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (02/26/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (02/26/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. (04/05/21)
H.R.1261To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996This bill reauthorizes through FY2036 the authority of the Department of the Interior to make any grants or provide any financial assistance for the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway in OhioUS Rep Tim Ryan (D-OH-13)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (02/23/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. (03/23/21)
H.R.895Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act of 2021To provide assistance to rural water, wastewater, and waste disposal systems affected by the COVID–19 pandemicUS Rep David Rouzer (R-NC-7)AgricultureReferred to the House Committee on Agriculture (02/05/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. (03/03/21)
H.R.862Climate Action Planning for Ports Act of 2021To reduce greenhouse gas emissions at portsUS Rep Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (02/05/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. (02/08/21)
 H.R.7776


















Water Resources and Development Act of 2022To improve rivers and harbors of the US and to provide for the conservation and development of water and other related resources 
US Rep Peter DeFazio(D-OR-4)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.(5/16/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.(5/17/22)
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.(5/18/22)
Ordered to be reported (amended) by voice vote (5/18/22)
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 117-347(06/07/22)
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 384 – 37 (Roll no. 253). (text: 06/07/2022 CR H5262-5289(06/08/22)
Passed the House (06/08/2022)
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 399.(06/09/22)Considered under suspension of the rules. (CR H5262-5296; text: CR H5262-5289)

 H.Res.647N/APresident and Secretary of State to ensure the government of Canada does not permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin US Rep Daniel Kildee (D-MI-5)Foreign Affairs Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs on (9/17/2021)
H.R.7663 Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship ActTo Amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Great Lakes basin initiative for agricultural nonpoint source pollution preventionUS Rep Tim Walberg (R-MI-7)AgricultureReferred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (5/03/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry (5/19/2022)
 H.R.2872 







SAFE Act











To   To establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and to maximize Government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal Governments and other entities, and for other purposes. (Identical to S.1420)US RepMatt Cartwright (D-PA-8)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (4/28/21)
Referred to the Subcommittees on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Indigenous Peoples of the United States, and Energy and Mineral Resources(6/16/21)
Ordered to be reported by the Yeas and Nays (23-18) 01/19/2022
 
H.Res.818



















N/AExpressing support for shipping on the Great Lakes and the potential for international container ship commerce US Rep Pete Stauber(R-MN-8)Transportation and Infrastructure 
Foreign Affairs 
Ways and Means 
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Ways and Means(11/18/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation(11/19/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. (11/19/21)
 H.R.4729Andy’s Bill To amend the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 to allow the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and other agencies to provide grants, assistance, studies, Federal coordination, and essential restoration and protection of the Mississippi River Corridor for the purpose of sustaining critical environmental services and the major U.S. economies that depend on them and for other purposes.US Rep Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2)Transportation and Infrastructure Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.(07/27/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.(07/28/21)
H.R.7975
N/ATo provide issuance of a Great Lakes Restoration Semipostal StampUS Rep Tim Walberg (R-MI-7)Oversight and Reform; Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural ResourcesReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources(06/07/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.(06/08/22)
H.R.5166Transitioning Research to Ensure Appropriate Treatment of Water Act To  To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a demonstration program for on-site treatment of produced water, and for other purposes.
US Rep Conor Lamb (D-PA-17)Science, Space, and TechnologyReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.(09/03/21)
H.R.7861Plastic Pellet Free Waters ActTo require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate certain limitations with respect to pre-production plastic pellet pollution, and for other purposes.US Rep Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47)Transportation and Infrastructure Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.(05/20/22)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.(05/23/22)
 H.R.2773Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposesUS Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Natural Resources Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (04/22/2021)
Referred to the Subcommittees on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife and Indigenous Peoples of the United States. (06/16/21)
Subcommittee Hearings Held. (07/29/21)
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 29 – 15 (01/19/22)
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 117-359.(06/09/22)
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271. (06/09/22)
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1170 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2543H.R. 2773 and H.R. 7606. Resolution provides for one hour of general debate on each bill and one motion to recommit. Rule also amends House Resolution 188 by striking “June 17, 2022” and inserting “June 22, 2022”.(06/13/22)
Bill is Amended(06/14/22)
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 190 (Roll no. 267)(06/14/22)
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.(06/14/22)
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 424.(06/15/22)
H.R.59Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActTo provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen.

US Rep Don Young (R-AK-At Large)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources(01/04/21)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (02/18/21)
Subcommittee Hearings Held. (11/16/21)
Senate
S.4047Get the Lead Out of Assisted Housing Act of 2022A bill to improve the removal of lead from US Sen Tammy DuckworthBanking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (04/07/22)
S.3971N/AA bill to amend the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to modify a provision relating to cost-sharing requirements applicable to certain Bureau of Reclamation dams and dikes, and for other purposes.US Sen James Inhofe (R-OK)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (03/31/22)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held.(05/25/22)
S.3956WIPPES ActA bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program to improve the effectiveness of education and outreach on “Do Not Flush” labeling, and to require the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Administrator, to issue regulations requiring certain products to have “Do Not Flush” labeling, and for other purposes.US Sen Jeff Merkley (D-OR)Commerce, Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (03/30/22)
S.3934Homeowner Flood Insurance Transparency and Protection ActA bill to permit policyholders under the National Flood Insurance Program to elect to have previous premium rates remain in effect until the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency satisfies certain conditions, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R. 7202)US Sen Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (03/28/22)
S.3893WASH Sector Development Act of 2022A bill to collect information regarding water access needs across the United States, to provide grants for decentralized drinking water systems, and for other purposes.US Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (03/22/22)
S.3886Future of Water Act of 2022A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit trading of water and water rights for future delivery, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R.7182)US Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryRead twice and referred to the Committee of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (03/21/22)
S.3742N/AA bill to establish a pilot grant program to improve recycling accessibility, and for other purposes.US Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (03/03/22)
Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably (04/07/22)
Reported by committee without written report. (04/28/22)
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 357(04/28/22)
S.3743Recycling and Composting Accountability ActA bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out certain activities to improve recycling and composting programs in the United States, and for other purposes.US Sen Thomas Carper (D-DE)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (03/03/22)
Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. (04/08/22)
Reported without written report (04/28/22)
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 358(04/28/22)
S.3580Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to prohibited acts by ocean common carriers or marine terminal operators, and for other purposes.

US Sen Amy Kloubuchar (D-MN)
Commerce, Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (02/03/22)
Reported by Senator Cantwell with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report. (03/24/22)
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (03/31/22)
Received in the House. (04/04/22)
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5460-5467)(06/13/22)
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 369 – 42 (Roll no. 256). (text: CR H5460-5464)(06/13/22)
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection(06/13/22)
Presented to the President (06/14/22)
Signed by President.(06/16/22)
Became Public Law No: 117-146.(06/16/22)


S.3456Navigable Waters Protection Act of 2022A bill to enact the definition of “waters of the United States” into law, and for other purposes. (Related to S.2567)US Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)N/ARead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 236. (01/18/22)
S.3425National Heritage Area Authority Extension Act of 2021A bill to extend the authorizations for certain National Heritage Areas, and for other purposes.US Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (12/16/21)
S.3355DEEP ActA bill to require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to propose a new nationwide permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for dredging projects, and for other purposes.US Sen Mike Lee (R-UT)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (12/09/21)
S.3351Coastal Fellowships ActA bill to establish the Coastal Management Fellowship and the Digital Coast Fellowship, and for other purposes.US Sen Christopher Coons (D-DE)Commerce,  Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (12/09/21)
S. 3308Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2021A bill to authorize the Colorado River Indian Tribes to enter into lease or exchange agreements and storage agreements relating to water of the Colorado River allocated to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.US Sen Mark Kelly (D-AZ)Indian AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (12/02/21)
Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held.(03/23/2022)
S.3282N/AA bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act to authorize grants for smart water infrastructure technology.US RepMark Kelly(D-AZ)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (11/30/21)
S.3183Enhancing Military Base Resilience and Conserving Ecosystems Through Stormwater Management ActA bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a program of the Department of Defense to carry out stormwater management projects on or related to military installations to improve the resilience of military installations and defense access roads and protect waterways and stormwater-stressed ecosystems.US SenTimothy Kaine(D-VA)Armed ServicesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S7796-7797) (11/04/21)
S.3169Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2021A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of food packaging containing intentionally added PFAS. (Identical to H.R.6026)US SenMaggie Hassan(D-NH)Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (11/04/21)
S.3156Federal Agency Climate PREP Act of 2021A bill to require Federal agencies to maintain plans for responding to, mitigating, and adapting to climate changeUS SenAmy Klobuchar(D-MN)Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (11/03/21)
S.3128National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2021A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.US SenRobert Menendez(D-NJ)Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (11/01/21)
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.(06/23/22)
S.3100AQUAA ActA bill to establish a regulatory system for sustainable offshore aquaculture in the United States exclusive economic zone (Identical to H.R.6258)US Sen Roger Wicker(R-MS)Commerce, Science, and Transportation Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (10/28/21)
S.3069Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021A bill to reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990.US SenAmy Klobuchar(D-MN)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (10/26/21)
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.(06/15/22)
S.3031Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act of 2021A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act, and for other purposes.US SenMarco Rubio(R-FL)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (10/20/21)
S.2994PROTECT Act of 2021A bill to list certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous air pollutants. US SenAlex Padilla(D-CA)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S7074) (10/19/21)
S.2964National Scenic Trails Parity ActA bill to clarify the status of the North Country, Ice Age, and New England National Scenic Trails as units of the National Park System.US SenTammy Baldwin(D-WI)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (10/07/21)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held(05/11/2022)
S.2960Reducing Waste in National Parks ActA bill to encourage reduction of disposable plastic products in units of the National Park System. (Identical to H.R.5533)US Sen Jeff Merkley(D-OR)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (10/07/21)
S.2947Flood Risk Transparency for Homebuyers ActA bill to require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide a disclosure notice to homebuyers of properties owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that are located in special flood hazard areas. (Identical to H.R.5556)US Sen Marco Rubio(R-FL)Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (10/06/21)
S.2923Fishery Resource Disasters Improvement ActA bill to improve the Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program of the National Marine Fisheries Service. (Identical to H.R.5453)US SenRoger Wicker(R-MS)N/AIntroduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6860-6863; text: CR S6860-6863) (09/30/21)
Message on Senate action sent to the House. (10/01/21)
Received in the House. (10/01/21)
Held at the desk. (10/01/21)
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources and referred to the Subcommittee of Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (11/16/21)
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.(11/17/21)
S.2869NFIP Risk Rating 2.0 Delay Act of 2021A bill to temporarily limit the authority of the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prescribe chargeable premium rates for flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program.US Sen Marco Rubio(R-FL) Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (09/28/21)
S.2788NFIP Extension ActA bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.US Sen Marco Rubio(R-FL)N/AIntroduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. (09/21/21)
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134. (09/22/21)
S.2705Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2021A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish Tribal Wildlife Corridors. (Identical to H.R.4995)US Sen Ben Lujan(D-MN)Indian AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (08/10/21)
S.2703Flood Insurance Continuing Education and TrainingA bill to amend the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 to require insurance agents who sell flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program to take certain continuing education courses,US SenRoger Wicker(R-MS)Banking. Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (08/10/2021)
S.2645REDUCE Act of 2021A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on plastics. (Identical to H.R.5389)US SenSheldonWhitehouse(D-RI)FinanceRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (08/05/2021)
S.2633N/AA bill to require the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to award grants to certain entities for purposes of carrying out climate-resilient living shoreline projects that protect coastal communities, US SenChristopher Murphy(D-CT)Commerce, Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (08/05/2021)
S.2630Environmental Justice Act of 2021A bill to require Federal agencies to address environmental justice, to require consideration of cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions. (Related to H.R.. 2434)US SenCory Booker(D-NJ)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (08/05/2021)
S.2605Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriation Act 2022An original bill making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022. (Related to H.R.4549)US SenDianne Feinstein(D-CA)AppropriationsCommittee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Feinstein. With written report No. 117-36. (08/04/2021)
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 115. (08/04/2021)
S.2567Navigable Waters Protection Act of 2021.A bill to enact the definition of “waters of the United States” into law. (Related to S.3456)US Sen Shelley Capito(R-WV)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (07/29/2021)
S.2555PFAS Exposure and Documentation Act of 2021A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to establish a task force to address the effects of the release of perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances from activities of the Department of Defense, to include exposure to such substances in periodic health assessments of members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. (Related to H.R. 4340)US Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)Armed ServicesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (07/29/21)
S.2518Military PFAS Testing Disclosure ActA bill to require the Secretary of Defense to disclose testing and results of testing for perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances and to provide additional requirements for testing for such substances, and for other purposes.US Sen Jacky Rosen (D-NV)Armed ServicesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.  (07/28/21)
S.2406Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2021A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to set maximum contaminant levels for certain chemicals, and for other purposes. (Related to H.R.3267)US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (07/21/21)
S.2369Tribal Access to Clean Water Act of 2021A bill to provide access to reliable, clean, and drinkable water on Tribal lands, and for other purposes.US Sen Michael Bennet (D-CO)Indian AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (07/15/21)
S.2272Lead-Free Drinking Water for All Act of 2021A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to increase funding for lead reduction projects, and for other purposes.US Sen Alex Padilla (D-CA)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (06/24/21)
S.2194Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the Coastal Program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to work with willing partners and provide support to efforts to assess, protect, restore, and enhance important coastal areas that provide fish and wildlife habitat on which Federal trust species depend, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R.4092)US Sen Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (06/23/21)

Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.(06/15/22)
S.2047No PFAS in Cosmetics ActA bill to ban the use of intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances in cosmetics. (Identical to H.R.3990)US Sen Susan Collins (R-ME)Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4521) (06/14/21)
S.1973Filthy Fifty ActA bill to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct testing, removal, and remediation of perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances at all military installations, formerly used defense sites, and State-owned facilities of the National Guard in the United States. (Related to H.R.4241)US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)Armed ServicesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (06/08/21)
S.1970Clean Water for Military Families ActA bill to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct testing for and remediation of perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances at or surrounding installations of the Department of Defense located in the United States, formerly used defense sites, and State-owned facilities of the National Guard, and for other purposes.US Sen Alex Padilla (D-CA)Armed ServicesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (06/08/21)
S.1907Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act of 2021A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop effluent limitations guidelines and standards and water quality criteria for PFAS under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, to provide Federal grants to publicly owned treatment works to implement such guidelines and standards, and for other purposes. (Related to H.R.3622)US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (05/27/21)
S.1796PFAS Free Military Purchasing ActA bill to prohibit procurement, purchasing, and sale by the Department of Defense of certain items containing perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances. (Related to H.R.4975)US Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)Armed ServicesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (05/25/21)
S.1761Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2021A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make changes with respect to water quality certification, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R.3422)US Sen John Barasso (R-WY)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (05/20/21)
S.1688Federal Flood Risk Management Act of 2021A bill to establish a Federal standard in order to improve the Nation’s resilience to current and future flood risk.US Sen Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (05/18/21)
S.1581Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of 2021A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out a pilot program to enhance the mapping of urban flooding and associated property damage and the availability of that mapped data to homeowners, businesses, and localities to help understand and mitigate the risk of such flooding, and for other purposes. (Related to H.R.3161)US Sen Richard Durbin (D-IL)Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (05/12/21)
S.1507Plastic Pellet Free Water ActA bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate certain limitations with respect to pre-production plastic pellet pollution, and for other purposes.US Sen Richard Durbin (D-IL)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (04/29/21)
S.1484Forage Fish Conservation Act of 2021A bill to improve the management of forage fish. (Identical to H.R.5770)US Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)Commerce, Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (04/29/21)
S.1420SAFE ActA bill to establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and to maximize Government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal governments and other entities, and for other purposes.US Sen Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (04/28/21)
S.1341Water Resources Research Amendments ActA bill to amend the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research regarding the water resources research and technology institutes established under that Act.US Sen Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (04/22/21)
S.1239N/AA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for certain waste water management subsidies. (Identical to H.R.2711)US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)FinanceRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (04/20/21)
S.1121PFAS Registry Act of 2021A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a registry for certain individuals who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam on military installations. (Identical to 2742)US Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)Veterans AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. (04/14/21)
S. Res.141A resolution recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water accessA resolution recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water access. (Identical to H.Res.320)US Sen Michael Bennet (D-CO)Indian AffairsReferred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (03/25/21)
S.953Water for Conservation and Farming ActTo provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability in rural areasUS Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (03/24/21)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held(05/25/2022)
S. 916Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2021A bill to provide adequate funding for water and sewer infrastructure, and for other purposes.US Sen Bernard Sanders (I-VT)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (03/23/21)
S.576Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021A bill to amend title 14, United States Code, to require the Coast Guard to conduct icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes to minimize commercial disruption in the winter months, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R.1561)US Sen Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)Commerce, Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.(03/03/2021)
Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. (04/28/21)
Reported by Senator Cantwell with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report. (12/16/21)
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 197. (12/16/21)
S.497American Fisheries Advisory Committee ActTo establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants. (Related to H.R.3128)US Sen Dan Sullivan (R-AK)Commerce, Science, and TransportationOrdered to be reported without amendment favorably. (05/12/21)
Reported by Senator Cantwell without amendment. Without written report. (12/17/21)
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 209. (12/17/21)
Senator Cantwell from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. (02/08/22)
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (03/10/22)
Received in the House. (03/11/22)
Considered under suspension of the rules. (04/26/22)
Passed the House 404-11 (Roll Call)
Presented to President (05/03/22)
Signed by President and became Public Law No: 117-121(05/12/22)


S.336A bill to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to reauthorize the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R.1261)US Sen Sherrod Brown (D-OH)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (02/22/21)
Committee hearings held. (10/06/21)
S.216Climate Smart Ports Act of 2021A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program to award grants to eligible entities to purchase and install, as applicable, zero emissions port equipment and technology, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R.862)US Sen Jeff Merkley (D-OR)Environment and Public WorksReferred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (02/03/21)
S.209Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act of 2021A bill to provide for assistance to rural water, wastewater, and waste disposal systems affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes. (Identical to H.R.895US Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (02/03/21)
S.29Local Water Protection ActA bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to nonpoint source management, and for other purposes. (Related to H.R.2008)US Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)Environment and Public WorksReferred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (01/22/21)
 S.4137Water Resources DevelopmentAct of 2022A bill to improve the rivers and harbors of the U.S. and to provide conservation and development of water and other related topics 
(Identical to H.R. 7776)
US Sen Thomas R. Carper (D-DE)Environment and Public Works Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (05/04/2022)
 S.Res.514N/ASenate askingPresident and Secretary of State to ensure the government of Canada does not permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin
(Identical to H. Res.647)
US Sen Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)Foreign Relations Referred to Committee on Foreign Relations (2/15/2022)
 S.4248 Protect Our Great Lakes ActTo enhance pipeline safety and oil spill preparedness and response, particularly in the Great Lakes Basin, and for other purposes US SenGary Peters (D-MI)Commerce, Science and Transportation Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (5/18/2022)
S.914Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize programs under those Acts, and for other purposes.US Sen Tammy Duckworth(D-IL)Environment and Public Works Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.(03/23/21)
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.(04/14/21)
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 34.(04/14/21)
Amendments made to bill (04/29/21)
Passed Senate, under the order of 4/28/21, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 – 2(04/29/21)
Received in the House.(04/30/21)
Held at the desk.(04/30/21)
S.2372Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2022To   To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes 


US SenMartin Heinrich (D-NM)Environment and Public Works Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.(07/15/2021)
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.(04/07/2022)
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.(04/27/2022)Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 354.(04/27/2022)
 S.4157LEAD Act of 2022To require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to promulgate regulations prohibiting the use of lead aluminum on all land and water under the jurisdiction and control of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and for other purposes US Sen Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)Energy and Natural Resources Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.(05/05/2022)
 S.231
Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances ActTo direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop guidance for firefighters and other emergency response personnel on best practices to protect them from exposure to PFAS and to limit and prevent the release of PFAS into the environment, and for other purposesUS SenGary Peters (D-MI)Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs(02/04/2021)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.(03/17/2021)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Peters with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 117-21.(05/10/2021)
S.Amdt.2125 Amendment SA 2125 proposed by Senator Heinrich for Senator Peters. (consideration: CR S5190; text: CR S5190) In the nature of a substitute.(07/29/2021)

S.Amdt.2125 Amendment SA 2125 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (07/29/2021)
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S5189-5190)(07/29/2021)
Received in the House.(07/30/21)
Held at the desk.(07/30/21)


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