Tag Archives: Legislation

WEF Supports Bipartisan Bill to Extend NPDES

April 28, 2019

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On March 14, legislation (H.R. 1764) was introduced that would extend the maximum term for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued under the Clean Water Act from 5 to 10 years. U.S. Reps. John Garamendi (D–Calif.), Ken Calvert (R–Calif.), and Rob Woodall (R–Ga.) introduced the bipartisan bill to support local water infrastructure projects. […]

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WEF Letter Supports Legislation to Increase Clean Water SRF

April 26, 2019

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On March 7, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing on the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019 (H.R. 1497). The bill would more than double the size of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other […]

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Farm Bill Passes Congress

January 27, 2019

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U.S. Congress has passed the $867 million Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the “farm bill.” President Trump has signed the bill into law after it passed both houses with broad bipartisan support. During the nearly 2-year drafting process for the legislation, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has urged Congress to […]

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WEF Endorses Legislation To Help Low-Income Households

December 24, 2018

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On Oct. 10, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D–Md.) and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R–Miss.) introduced the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2018 (S. 3564). The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) endorsed this legislation, which would help increase access to water and wastewater services. The legislation would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act […]

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WEF Webcast Describes Regulatory Trends Across the U.S.

July 25, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Government Affairs Committee tracks water-related legislation. On June 28, its Member Association Subcommittee hosted a webcast to inform members about regulatory trends. During the “Linking Member Associations with Important Federal Policies and Local Trends” webcast, panelists from different regions of the U.S. shared information about local regulations and […]

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Water Resources Development Act Progresses Through Congress

June 27, 2018

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On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. The bill authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects. One of the amendments proposed by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) that passed directs the U.S. Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the […]

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WEF and Others Comment on Tax Reform

January 21, 2018

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The U.S. Congress has passed a final $1.5 trillion tax package that has been signed into law by President Trump. On Dec. 6, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water sector organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders about tax reform legislation. In the letter, the organizations expressed concerns about the […]

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WEF Members Stand Together in Defense of Water During Water Week

May 31, 2017

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From left, Maine Water Environment Association members Mac Richardson and Chris Littlefield carry signs showing the economic benefits of water during the Water Week 2017 Rally for Water. Photo courtesy of Matt Timberlake, president of Ted Berry Company Inc. (Livermore, Maine).

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members exemplified their dedication to water by traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo. More than 200 water professionals gathered for the event, held March 21–22, to hear leaders discuss important water sector issues, network with other water professionals, learn about current […]

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