Federal Great Lakes and Water Legislation Tracker, 2023-24

Updated as of January 29th, 2024

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Bill #Bill NameDescriptionSponsor (s)Committee (s)Status (location + date)
House
H.R.1Lower Energy Costs ActThis bill provides for the exploration, development, importation, and exportation of energy resources (e.g., oil, gas, and minerals).Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] 49Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure; BudgetIntroduced in House 03/14/2023
Passed/Agreed in House 03/30/2023
H.R.132Protecting Local Communities from Harmful Algal Blooms ActThis bill amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a major disaster.Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 6Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 01/09/2023
H.R.186Water Supply Permitting Coordination ActThis bill makes the Bureau of Reclamation the lead agency for the purpose of coordinating all permitting and related activities required to construct certain new surface-water storage projects.Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-5] 5Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 01/09/2023
H.R.210Stamp Out Invasive Species ActThis bill directs the U.S. Postal Service to issue and sell a Combating Invasive Species Semipostal Stamp.Rep. Stefanik, Elise M [R-NY-21]

Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1]

Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2]

Rep. Graves, Garrett [R-LA-6]

Rep. Lawler, Michael [R-NY-17]
Oversight and Accountability, Natural Resources, AgricultureIntroduced in House 02/21/2023
H.R.250Clean Water SRF Parity ActThis bill expands the state revolving fund established under the Clean Water Act, including by allowing low-interest loans to be given to privately owned treatment works to address wastewater. Currently, loans are given to wastewater systems that are publicly owned.Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-8] 6Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 01/10/2023
H.R.289Protect Our Water Rights ActTo update requirements for the operation of the Central Valley Project and Klamath River Basin.Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 01/11/2023
H.R.325Harmful Algal Bloom Essential Forecasting ActThis bill requires the Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System to continue to operate during a government shutdown by designating certain services related to the system as excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act.Rep. Donalds, Byron [R-FL-19]

Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-7]
Science, Space, Technology and Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 01/12/2023
H.R.426Lakes Before Turbines ActThis bill eliminates the energy-related tax credit for investment in certain offshore wind facilities after 2022.Rep. Langworthy, Nicholas A [R-NY-23]Ways and MeansIntroduced in House 1/20/2023
H.R.598Earth Act to Stop Climate Pollution By 2030This bill addresses climate change by establishing requirements concerning renewable energy, zero emission vehicles, regenerative agriculture, and tax incentives related to climate transition costs.Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 10Agriculture, Ways and Means, Energy and CommerceIntroduced in House 1/27/2023
H.R.668Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention ActThis bill withdraws approximately 234,328 acres of federal land and waters in a specified area in the Rainy River Watershed of Superior National Forest in Minnesota from (1) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 48Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 1/31/2023
H.R.873Water Quality and Environmental Innovation ActTo authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants and contracts for projects that use emerging technologies to address threats to water quality, and for other purposes.Rep. Donalds, Byron [R-FL-19]

Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]

Rep. Luna, Anna Paulina [R-FL-13]

Rep. Nehls, Troy E. [R-TX-22]

Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-9]
Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce Science, Space, and TechnologyIntroduced in House 02/02/2023
H.R.1152Water Quality Certification and Energy Project Improvement Act of 2023To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make changes with respect to water quality certification, and for other purposes.Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]

Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6]

Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 02/24/2023
H.R.1181To Amend the Federal Water Pollution Act with respect to permitting terms, and for other purposesThis bill extends the maximum term for certain permits issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. Specifically, the bill extends the maximum term for NPDES permits issued to states or municipalities from 5 to 10 years. Under the program, the Environmental Protection Agency issues permits to discharge pollutants from point sources, such as pipes, into waters of the United States.Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-8] 5Transportation and Infrastructure; Water Resources and the EnvironmentIntroduced in House 02/24/2023
H.R.1196Don Young Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2023This bill requires the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a grant program for projects that restore marine, estuarine, coastal, or Great Lake habitats; or provide adaptation to climate change. State, local, and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and institutions of higher education may apply for grants.Rep. Plaskett, Stacey [D-VI-At Large]

Rep. Salazer, Maria Elvira [R-FL-27]

Rep. Peltola, Mary Sattler [D-AK-At Large]
Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure; Water, Wildlife, and FisheriesIntroduced in House 02/24/2023
H.R.1367Water System Threat Preparedness and Resilience ActTo establish a program to increase drinking water and wastewater system threat preparedness and resilience, and for other purposes.Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and CommerceIntroduced in House 03/03/2023
H.R.1407Financing Lead Out of Water Act of 2022This bill allows the issuance of tax-exempt private activity bonds to finance the replacement of any privately-owned portion of a lead service line in a public water system. Specifically, the bill provides that the use of proceeds from such bonds for replacement of a lead service line does not constitute private business use.Rep. Kildee, Daniel T [D-MI-8] 22Ways and MeansIntroduced in House 03/07/2023
H.R.1444Preparing Superfund for Climate Change Act of 2023To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide for the consideration of climate change, and for other purposes.Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 8Energy and Commerce, Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 03/08/2023
H.R.1593Land and Water Conservation Fund Water Amendments Act of 2023To 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.Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-Fl-21]Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 03/14/2023
H.R.1721Healthy H2O ActTo amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to establish a grant program to assist with the purchase, installation, and maintenance of point-of-entry and point-of-use drinking water quality improvement products, and for other purposes.Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 30AgricultureIntroduced in House 03/22/2023
H.R.1729Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2023This bill establishes a trust fund to provide for adequate funding for water and sewer infrastructure, and for other purposes.Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 88Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Education and the WorkforceIntroduced in House 03/22/2023
H.R.2521Clean Drinking Water Equity ActThis bill revises the drinking water state revolving fund (SRF) program to increase the cap on the total amount of loan subsidies that states may give to assist disadvantaged communities.Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-25]Energy and CommerceIntroduced in House 04/06/2023
H.R.2921Water Infrastructure Sustainability Act (WISE Act)This bill requires each state to use a certain percentage of funds it receives for capitalization of its clean water state revolving fund for projects to address green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities.Rep. Williams, Nikema [D-GA-5]

Rep. Sykes, Emilia Strong [D-OH-13]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 04/26/2023
H.R.3027Reclamation Climate Change and Water Program Reauthorization Act of 2023To reauthorize funding for the Reclamation Climate Change and Water Program.Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-47]Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 04/28/2023
H.R.3167Clean Water
Allotment Modernization Act of 2023
This bill revises the formula the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses to determine how to distribute funds from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program. Under the program, the EPA allocates funding to states for water quality infrastructure projects, such as wastewater systems and stormwater management projects.Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6] 9Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 05/09/2023
H.R.3195Superior National Forest Restoration ActN/ARep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 13Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 05/10/2023
H.R.3490To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act to authorize grants for smart water infrastructure technology, and for other purposesN/ARep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-3]

Rep. Duarte, John S. [R-CA-13]
Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and CommerceIntroduced in House 05/18/2023
H.R.3756Environmental Justice in Recreation Permitting ActN/ARep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-12]

Rep. Stansbury, Melanie Ann [D-NM-1]
Natural Resources; AgricultureIntroduced in House 05/30/2023
H.R.3763Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act or the FUELS ActThis bill increases thresholds for requiring a farm to have a plan to address oil spills.Rep. Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [R-AR-1]

Rep. Grave, Sam [R-MO-6]

Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 06/01/2023
H.R.4540Water Infrastructure Enhancement ActN/ARep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 5Energy and CommerceIntroduced in House 07/11/2023
H.R.4746Tribal Access to Clean Water Act of 2023N/ARep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 14Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; AgricultureIntroduced in House 07/19/2023
H.R.4890Urban Waters Federal Partnership Act of 2023This bill provides statutory authority for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership Program. Under the program, the Environmental Protection Agency and other specified agencies must reconnect urban communities, particularly urban communities that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies.Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-4]

Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]

Rep. Lawler, Michael [R-NY-17]
Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; AppropriationsIntroduced in House 07/25/2023
H.R.4902Voluntary Groundwater Conservation Act of 2023N/ARep. Caraveo, Yadira [D-CO-8]

Rep. LaTurner, Jake [R-KS-2]

Rep. Lawler, Michael [R-NY-17]

Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]

Rep. Stansbury, Melanie Ann [D-NM-1]
AgricultureIntroduced in House 07/26/2023
H.R.4959To require to Comptroller General to submit to Congress a report on the status of dams in the USDA watershed program.N/ARep. Van Orden, Derrick [R-WI-3] Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]

Rep. McGarvey, Morgan [D-KY-3]
Transportation and Infrastructure; Agriculture; Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 07/27/2023
H.R.5009WILD ActN/ARep. Joyce, David [R-OH-14] 12Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 07/27/2023
H.R.5016Water Efficiency, Conservation, and Sustainability Act of 2023N/ARep. Levin, [D-CA-49]Energy and CommerceIntroduced in House 07/27/2023
H.R.5085Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides ActN/ARep. McGovern, James [D-MA-2] 19AgricultureIntroduced in House 07/28/2023
H.R.5104National Dam Safety Program Reauthorization Act of 2023N/ARep. Edwards, Chuck [R-NC-11] 8Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 08/01/2023
H.R.5131Erie Canal Bicentennial Commemorative Coin ActN/ARep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-24] 10Financial ServicesIntroduced in House 08/01/2023
H.R.5205Coastal Fellowships ActN/ARep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]

Resident Commissioner Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At-Large]
Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 08/15/2023
H.R.5250Flooding Prevention, Assessment, and Restoration Act of 2023N/ARep. Davis, Donald [D-NC-1]

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AgricultureIntroduced in House 08/22/2023
H.R.5252EQIP Improvement Act of 2023N/ARep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]

Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]

Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]

Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]
AgricultureIntroduced in House 08/22/2023
H.R.5257To amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to enhance the long-term protection of watersheds, and for other purposes.N/ARep. Nunn, Zachary [R-IA-3]

Rep. Davis, Donald G. [D-NC-1]

Rep. Jackson, Jonathan L. [D-IL-1]

Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-9]

Rep. Lawler, Michael [R-NY-17]
AgricultureIntroduced in House 08/22/2023
H.R.5304Safeguarding Our Levees ActN/ARep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-9]

Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in House 08/29/2023
H.R.5457Carbon Dioxide Removal Research and Development Act of 2023N/ARep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 7Transportation and Infrastructure; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and TechnologyIntroduced in House 09/14/2023
H.R.5770Water Data Improvement ActN/ARep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]

Rep. Ciscomani, Juan [R-AZ-6]
Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 09/27/2023
H.R. 6093Weather Act Reauthorization Act of 2023Aims to improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration’s weather research, support improvements in weather forecasting and prediction, expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposesRep. Lucas, Frank [R-OK-3] 29Science, Space, and TechnologyIntroduced in House
10/26/2023
H.R.6127To provide for the standardization, consolidation, and publication of data relating to public outdoor recreational use of Federal waterways among Federal land and water management agencies, and for other purposes.N/ARep. Moore, Blake D. [R-UT-1]

Rep. Fulcher, Russ [R-ID-1]

Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-19]

Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-6]
Natural Resources; AgricultureIntroduced in House 11/01/2023
H.R. 6235Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2023Aims to amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to address harmful algal blooms, and for other purposesRep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]

Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]

Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-9]

Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-6]
Science, Space, and Technology; Natural ResourcesIntroduced in the House
11/6/2023
H.R.6393N/ATo amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to allow certain activities to be conducted with respect to sturgeon held in captivity or in a controlled environment in the United States, and for other purposes.Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6]

Rep. Cammack, Kat [R-FL-3]

Rep. Franklin, C. Scott [R-FL-18]

Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2]

Rep. Murphy, Gregory [R-NC-3]
Natural ResourcesIntroduced in House 11/13/2023
H.R.6411N/ATo encourage the research and use of innovative materials and associated techniques in the construction and preservation of the domestic transportation and water infrastructure system, and for other purposes.Rep. Magaziner, Seth [D-RI-2]Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and CommerceIntroduced in House 11/14/2023
H.R.6497Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Communities Act of 2023Aims to amend the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act to Improve that Act, and for other purposesRep. Ciscomani, Juan [R-AZ-6] 5AgricultureIntroduced in the House
11/29/2023
H.R.6653Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act of 2023Aims to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to support upgrades at existing hydroelectric dams in order to increase clean energy production, improve the resiliency and reliability of the United States electric grid, enhance the health of the Nation’s rivers and associated habitats, and for other purposesRep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 5Ways and MeansIntroduced in the House 12/07/2023
H.R.6808PFAS Risk-Consumption Strategy ActAims to require that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency develops a risk-communication strategy to inform the public about the hazards or potential hazards of perfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposesRep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]

Rep. Lawler, Michael [R-NY-17]
Energy and Commerce; Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House 12/14/2023
H.R.6821Healthy Farms and Healthy Watersheds Act of 2023Aims to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to establish a pilot program that focuses Department of Agriculture conservation funding on reducing the most problematic nutrients in the highest impact areas, and for other purposesRep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]

Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8]
AgricultureIntroduced in the House 12/14/2023
H.R.6872Hydrogen for Ports ActAims to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program to support hydrogen-fueled equipment at ports and to conduct a study with the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Homeland Security on the feasibility and safety of using hydrogen-derived fuels, including ammonia, and a shipping fuelRep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-47]

Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]
Energy and Commerce; Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House
12/19/2023
H.R.6906LAKES ActAims to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 and the Flood Control Act of 1968 to provide for provisions relating to collection and retention of user fees at recreation facilities and for other purposesRep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 6Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House
12/22/2023
H.R.7008N/ATo amend section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to judicial review of a permit issued under such section, and for other purposesRep. Burlinson, Eric [R-MO-7]

Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House
1/17/2024
H.R.7020N/ATo Direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct high-resolution mapping of the lakebeds of the Great Lakes, and for other purposesRep. McClain, Lisa C. [R-MI-9] 18Natural ResourcesIntroduced in the House 1/17/2024
H.R.7021N/ATo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respects to the procedure for the development of qatar quality criteria, and for other purposesRep. Owens, Burgess [R-UT-4]

Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House 1/17/2024
H.R.7023N/ATo amend section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to codify certain regulatory provisions relation to nationwide permits for dredged or fill material, and for other purposesRep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House
1/17/2024
H.R.7013N/ATo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to the scope of national pollutant discharge elimination system permit discharge authorizations and the expression of effluent limitations, and for other purposesRep. Duarte, John S. [R-CA-13]

Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House 1/17/2024
H.R. 7026N/ATo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under section 404 of such Act, and for other purposesRep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8]

Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]
Transportation and InfrastructureIntroduced in the House 1/17/2024
H.J.Res.27Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States'”This joint resolution nullifies the rule titled Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States,” which was submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency on January 18, 2023. The rule specifies which bodies of water fall under the scope of the Clean Water Act and are thereby under federal jurisdiction. The 2023 rule replaced a 2020 rule that included a narrower definition of waters of the United StatesRep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 170Transportation and InfrastructureFailed to pass over Presidential veto 04/18/2023
H.Res.243Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President and the Secretary of State should ensure that the Government of Canada does not permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Canada should not allow construction of a nuclear waste repository within the Great Lakes Basin and that the President and the Department of State should work with Canada to prevent such construction and craft a long-term solution for nuclear waste storage that does not threaten the Great Lakes.Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-8] 20Foreign AffairsIntroduced in House 03/22/2023
H.Res.319Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.This resolution calls for the creation of a Green New Deal with the goals of
achieving greenhouse gas and toxic emissions reductions needed to stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming; establishing millions of high-wage union jobs and ensuring economic security for all;
investing in infrastructure and industry; securing clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all; and
promoting justice and equality.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 96Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology; Education and the Workforce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Oversight and AccountabilityIntroduced in House 04/24/2023
Senate
S.64Water Rights Protection Act of 2023This bill prohibits the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture from conditioning the issuance, renewal, amendment, or extension of any permit or other land use or occupancy agreement (permit) on the transfer of any water right to the United States or on any impairment of title granted or otherwise recognized under state law by federal or state action.Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]

Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]

Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]
Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroduced in Senate 01/25/2023
S.115Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act of 2023To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act, and for other purposes.Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]

Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ]

Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 01/26/2023
S.660Water System Threat Preparedness and Resilience ActTo establish a program to increase drinking water and wastewater system threat preparedness and resilience, and for other purposes.Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 03/06/2023
S.726Financing Lead Out of Water Act of 2023This bill allows the issuance of tax-exempt private activity bonds to finance the replacement of any privately-owned portion of a lead service line in a public water system. Specifically, the bill provides that the use of proceeds from such bonds for replacement of a lead service line does not constitute private business use.Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 7FinanceIntroduced in Senate 03/09/2023
S.798Land and Water Conservation Fund Water Amendments Act of 2023This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior to provide financial assistance for water quality improvement projects from amounts made available under the Land and Water Conservation Fund.Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroduced in Senate 03/14/2023
S.1358Lake Access Keeping Economies Strong ActN/ASen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 6Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 04/27/2023
S.1430Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection ActTo exempt certain entities from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 with respect to releases of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.Sen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY] 7Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 05/03/2023
S.1788A bill to require the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to update the Post-delisting Monitoring Plan for the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment of the Gray Wolf, and for other purposes.N/ASen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]

Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 06/01/2023
S. 1895A bill to require the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to reissue a final rule removing the gray wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.N/ASen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]

Sen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY]

Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]

Sen Barrasso, John [R-WY]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 06/08/2023
S.1917Clean Shipping Act of 2023N/ASen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] 6Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 06/08/2023
S.2105Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act of 2023N/ASen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]

Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 06/22/2023
S.2811A bill to require the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to withdraw proposed rules relating to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.N/ASen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY] 17Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 09/14/2023
S.2870Sturgeon Conservation and Sustainability ActN/ASen. Scott, Rick [R-FL]

Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]

Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 09/20/2023
S.2958Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2023N/ASen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 09/27/2023
S.3082Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2023N/ASen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]

Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]
Sen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY]

Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND]
Sen. Ricketts, Pete [R-NE]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 10/19/2023
S.3111National Dam Safety Program Reauthorization Act of 2023N/ASen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] 13Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 10/24/2023
S.3127Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2023N/ASen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 11Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 10/25/2023
S.3180Working Waterfront Preservation ActN/ASen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]

Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]

Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 11/01/2023
S.3292Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) ActN/ASen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]

Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 11/14/2023
S.3348Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2023Aims to amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to address harmful algal blooms, and for other purposesSen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] 5Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroduced in the Senate
11/27/2023
S.3389FISH Wellness Act of 2023A bill to authorize safety and prevention training programs for fishing vessels operators and crewmembers and for other purposesSen. Markey, Edward K. [D-MA] 6Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroduced in the Senate
12/04/2023
S.3406Technical Corrections to the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act, Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act, and Aamodt Litigation Settlement ActAims to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make a technical correction to the Navajo Water Resources Development Trust Fund, to amend the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 to make technical corrections to the Taos Pueblo Water Development Fund and Aamodt Settlement Pueblos Fund, and for other purposesSen. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-MN]

Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]
Indian AffairsIntroduced in the Senate
12/05/2023
S.3434Incentivizing the Expansion of U.S. Ports ActA bill to eliminate certain requirements with respect to dredging and dredged material, and for other purposesSen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroduced in the Senate
12/07/2023
S.3435Port Modernization and Supply Chain Protection ActA bill to repeal the requirements of the Foreign Dredge Act of 1906 with respect to dredging and dredged materialSen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroduced in the Senate
12/07/2023
S.3484Great Lakes Mass Marking Program ActThis bill aims to establish the Great Lakes Mass Making Program, and other purposesSen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]

Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]

Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]
Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in the Senate 12/13/2023
S. 3533N/AA bill to appropriate, with an offset, $36,000,000 for the Seafood Import Monitoring Program of the National OCeanic and Atmospheric Administration to increase audits of imported shrimp and red snapperSen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]FinanceIntroduced in the Senate
12/14/2023
S. 3581HYDRO Act of 2024A bill to direct the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to reduce rates for firm electric service customers due to shortfalls in generation from certain Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric facilities and for other purposesSen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ]

Sen. Sinema, Krysten [I-AZ]
Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroduced in the Senate
1/11/2024
S.3615N/AA bill to require the Secretary of Energy to remove carbon dioxide directly from ambient air or seawater, and for other purposesSen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]

Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]
Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroduced in the Senate
1/18/2024
S.J.Res.7A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States'”.This joint resolution nullifies the rule titled Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States,” which was submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency on January 18, 2023. The rule specifies which bodies of water fall under the scope of the Clean Water Act and are thereby under federal jurisdiction. The 2023 rule replaced a 2020 rule that included a narrower definition of waters of the United States.Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 49Environment and Public WorksIntroduced in Senate 02/02/2023
S.J.Res.117A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the President and the Secretary of State should ensure that the Government of Canada does not permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.Expressing the sense of the Senate that the President and the Secretary of State should ensure that the Government of Canada does not permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 7Foreign RelationsIntroduced in Senate 03/22/2023

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