Federal Great Lakes and Water Legislation, 2021-22

Updated as of November 19th, 2021

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Bill #Bill NameDescriptionSponsor(s)Committee(s)Status (location + date)
House     
H.R.6026N/ATo 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 PFASUS Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.   (11/18/21)
H.R.5987PFAS Definition Improvement ActTo amend the Toxic Substances Control Act with respect to the PFAS data callUS Rep Deborah K. Ross (D-NC-2)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.   (11/16/21)
H.R. 5973Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021To reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990US Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.   (11/15/21)
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 Rep Ted Lieu (D-CA-33)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.   (11/12/21)
H.R. 5849N/ATo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the definition of navigable waters, and for other purposes.US Rep David 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. 5770N/ATo improve the management of forage fish.US Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.   (10/28/21)
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 Rep Tom 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 Rep Michael 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. 5634N/ATo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to contracts for oil spill response.US Rep Don 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.US Rep Mario 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.US Rep Mike Quigley (D-IL-5)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.   (10/8/21)
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 Rep Greg Stanton (D-AZ-9)Transportation and Infrastructure   Natural Resources   AppropriationsReferred 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.US Rep Jared Huffman (D-CA-2)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.   (09/30/21)
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 Rep Elissa 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.US Rep Thomas Suozzi (D-NY-3)Ways and Means   Energy and Commerce   Natural Resources   Transportation and InfrastructureReferred 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)
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 Rep Conor Lamb (D-PA-17)  Education and Labor   Ways and MeansReferred 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 Rep Dwight Evans (D-PA-3)  Ways and MeansReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.   (09/07/2021)
H.R.5145No NameTo 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)
H.R.5064BEACH Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to grants for beach monitoring.    US Rep David 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 Rep Tom 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)
H.R.4995Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2021To require the Secretary of the Interior to establish Tribal Wildlife Corridors,US Rep Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-7)Natural Resources + AgricultureReferred 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 CommerceReferred 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.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 Rep Debbie 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)
H.R.4822Department of Energy Coastal Research Initiative ActTo establish a coastal zone research initiative at the Department of EnergyUS Rep Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3)Science, Space, and TechnologyReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.   (07/29/2021)
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 Rep Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.   (07/29/2021)
H.R.4768No name as of 8/6To 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 ResourcesReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (07/29/21)
H.R.4692No name as of 8/6To 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)
H.R.4647No name as of 8/6To 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.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)
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)
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.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.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)
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 TechnologyReferred 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 Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (06/17/21)   Committee Hearings Held (06/22/21)
H.R.3702Sport Fish Restoration, RecreationalBoating 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)
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 CommerceReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (06/02/21)
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 standardsUS Rep Chris Pappas (D-NH-1)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (06/01/21)
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 CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (05/20/21)
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)
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 MeansReferred 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 CommerceReferred 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 Rep David B. McKinley (R-WV-1)Energy and Commerce   Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (05/18/21)
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 substancesUS Rep Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-2)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (05/17/21)
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)
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 TechnologyReferred 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)
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 Rep Blake D. Moore (R-UT-1)Natural Resources   Agriculture   Transportation and InfrastructureReferred 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)
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 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)
H.R.2761Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring ActTo establish a national mercury monitoring programUS Rep Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8)Energy and Commerce   Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (04/23/21)
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 CommerceReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (04/15/21)
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 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 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)   On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 241 – 183 (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.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 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)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.1915Water 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 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 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   AgricultureReferred 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)
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 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 Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (02/08/21)
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 Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (02/18/21)
Senate     
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 Sen Timothy 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.3169N/AA 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 PFASUS Sen Maggie 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 Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.   (11/03/21)
S.3128N/AA bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.US Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ)Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.   (11/01/21)
S.3100N/AA bill to establish a regulatory system for sustainable offshore aquaculture in the United States exclusive economic zoneUS Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS)Commerce, Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.   (10/28/21)
S.3069N/AA bill to reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990.US Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.   (10/26/21)
S.3031N/AA bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act, and for other purposes.US Sen Marco 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 Sen Alex 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.2964N/AA 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 Sen Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.   (10/07/21)
S.2960N/AA bill to encourage reduction of disposable plastic products in units of the National Park System.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.2947N/AA 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.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.US Sen Roger 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)
S.2869No TitleA 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 CorridorsUS 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 Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS)  Banking. Housing, and Urban AffairsRead twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.   (08/10/2021)
S2645  REDUCE Act of 2021A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on plastics.US Sen Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)FinanceRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.   (08/05/2021)
S2633No NameA 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 Sen Christopher Murphy (D-CT)Commerce, Science, and TransportationRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.   (08/05/2021)
S2630Environmental Justice Act of 2021A bill to require Federal agencies to address environmental justice, to require consideration of cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions.US Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ)Environment and Public WorksRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.   (08/05/2021)
S2605Energy 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.US Sen Dianne 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)
S2567Navigable Waters Protection Act of 2021.A bill to enact the definition of “waters of the United States” into law.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. 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 accessSame as H.Res.318US 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)
S.576Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021Same as H.R.1561US Sen Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)Commerce, Science, and TransportationOrdered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably (04/28/21)
S.497American Fisheries Advisory Committee ActTo establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grantsUS Sen Dan Sullivan (R-AK)Commerce, Science, and TransportationOrdered to be reported without amendment favorably (05/12/21)
S.336A bill to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996Same as H.R.1261US Sen Sherrod Brown (D-OH)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (02/22/21)
S.216Climate Smart Ports Act of 2021Same as H.R.862US 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 2021Same as H.R.895US Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryReferred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (02/03/21)
S.29Local Water Protection ActSame as H.R.2008US Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)Environment and Public WorksReferred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (01/22/21)

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