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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021

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House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
12:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes” per side
First Votes: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Last Votes: 8:00 p.m. – ???

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

H.Res. 503 – Establishing the Select Committee to investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (Rep. Pelosi – Rules)

H. Res. 503 would establish a bipartisan Select Committee comprised of 13 Members of Congress, five of whom shall be appointed after consultation with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The Committee will be charged with investigating and reporting on the facts, circumstances, and causes relating to the January 6 domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex – including the organization and execution of the attack, law enforcement and military preparation for and response to the attack, and other factors. Upon concluding the investigation, the Select Committee will issue a final report to Congress with findings, results and legislative recommendations. 

The Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules.

Begin Consideration of H.R. 3684 – INVEST in America Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill includes a five-year surface transportation reauthorization reported from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as clean water and drinking water-related authorization bills from T&I and the Energy and Commerce Committee respectively.

 

The surface transportation reauthorization will put Americans to work rebuilding and modernizing our nation’s roads, bridges, transit, and rail in a manner that will make significant progress in the fight against climate change.  This legislation will make our transportation infrastructure safer and more equitable, ensuring that all communities are connected to economic opportunity and correcting the harms inflicted by previous highway construction that divided and destroyed neighborhoods.

 

The additional water-related bills would 1) authorize historic levels of federal assistance to states and communities for wastewater infrastructure through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund; 2) authorize historic funding levels for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and make improvements to prioritize replacing lead service lines, improving water quality in schools, and addressing needs in territories; 3) reform the broken standard setting process to make it work better to protect public health from PFAS and other toxics; and, 4) create a new program for debt forgiveness and rate assistance to low-income water customers.

 

Click for bill text and a section-by-section for RCP A (Surface) from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

Click for bill text and a section-by-section for RCP B (Water) from the Energy and Commerce Committee.

 

Click here for an INVEST in America fact sheet from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

Click here for a Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act fact sheet from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

Click here for a drinking water fact sheet from the Energy and Commerce Committee.

 

Click here for a thematic summary document from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 


The first Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for 60 minutes of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and 30 minutes of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

The second Rule will make in order 149 amendments and will allow for amendments to be offered en bloc. A full list of amendments can be found HERE and below:

Divisions A through G

Ross Amendment

Establishes a working group to make recommendations on the development, adoption, and integration of light and heavy duty electric vehicles into the transportation and energy systems of the United States.

Auchincloss Amendment

Provides municipalities with the ability to create and expand new mobility options, including on-demand public transportation projects.

Barragan Amendment #3

Establishes the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program to provide grants to urban communities for the creation and renovation of urban parks.

Beyer Amendment #4

Adds the text of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2021, which provides for the protection and restoration of certain native fish, wildlife, and plant species

Beyer Amendment #5

Gives the Secretary of Transportation the authority to reset the interest rates on select and existing TIFIA loans.

Brady Amendment

Revises the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program to add new conditions of assistance for loans and loan guarantees issued through the program.

Brownley Amendment

Creates a Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group to examine how to integrate scientific data regarding the projected impacts and risks of climate change into infrastructure planning, design, engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance.

Budd Amendment

Codifies a Trump Administration policy that does not allow local funds supporting DOT loans to count toward the required local share for certain FTA grants

Calvert Amendment

Authorizes the Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge.

Cammack Amendment

Amends the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to exempt livestock haulers from ELD requirements within a 150 mile radius of the final destination.

Carbajal Amendment #11

Establishes a federal grant program for state departments of transportation to carry out pollinator-friendly practices on roadsides and highway rights-of-way

Carbajal Amendment #12

Amends Section 3003 to have the national center of excellence for fair and equitable traffic safety enforcement to also collect data on pedestrian and bicyclist stops.

Carbajal Amendment #13

Requires a GAO report to Congress, within one year of enactment, on access to nonemergency transportation for disadvantaged populations in general and includes specific information on how to make it easier for such individuals to use non-emergency medical transportation services and how to make it easier for recipients of grants to coordinate non-emergency medical transportation services for such individuals

Carbajal Amendment #14

Allows states to use funds to collect and include data of people stopped bicycling and walking.

Carter (LA) Amendment

Bans the transportation of equines for the purposes of slaughter for human consumption

Castor Amendment #16

Expands the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program to allow funding to be used to offset the incremental cost of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles, related zero emission operations equipment, battery electric charging or fuel cell electric refueling infrastructure, and related infrastructure investments

Castor Amendment #17

Integrates hyperlocal air quality monitoring into the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program to enhance and improve data gathering on air pollution, especially in environmental justice communities.

Castro Amendment

Requires the Secretary of Transportation to submit to Congress a report on the disadvantaged business enterprises program carried out by the Department of Transportation.

Cicilline Amendment

Increases annual funding for the National Scenic Byways Program by authorizing $39 million from the General Fund for each of fiscal years 2023 through 2026

Costa Amendment

Adds “advance mitigation” to the consideration of environmental impacts that qualify as a capital project under Sec. 9102.

Crawford Amendment

Strikes the requirement in Section 1201 of the bill that requires States prioritize state of good repair needs and alternative modes when considering new highway capacity.

Crow Amendment

Ensures underserved communities are considered in the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment.

Dingell Amendment #23

Establishes an independent non-profit fund, known as the Clean Energy and Sustainably Accelerator (Accelerator), and is authorized with federal funds as necessary spread over a six-year period. The Accelerator would bolster and expand a robust clean energy workforce, invest in infrastructure projects, and help establish green banks nationwide.

Dingell Amendment #24

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress, in broad consultation with labor, safety groups, industry, and other stakeholders, should begin establishing a federal regulatory framework for the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles nationwide that will support existing jobs and grow the United States workforce of the future, including good union jobs, keep the United States on the forefront of this technology, and keep the United States competitive around the globe.

Doggett Amendment

Ensures the representation of the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s board is equitable and proportional to the population.

Escobar Amendment #26

Establishes a set aside within the Community Transportation Investment Grant program to invest in colonia surface transportation infrastructure.

Escobar Amendment #27

Directs GAO to conduct a study on the infrastructure needs of colonias.

Escobar Amendment #28

Increases the percentage of Surface Transportation Block Grant funds, those that can be used for any area of a state, border states can use for border infrastructure from 5 percent to 7 percent. Keeps the set aside as an option for border states and does not make it mandatory.

Eshoo Amendment

Adds meeting current or anticipated market demands for charging infrastructure, including power levels and speed, and minimizing charging time to the factors the Secretary of Transportation must consider when developing guidelines for the deployment of charging stations under the Clean Corridors Program in section 1303.

Espaillat Amendment

Allows local transportation agencies to be direct aid recipients of the Metropolitan Performance Program where appropriate.

Fitzpatrick Amendment

Requires a GAO Study on the apportionment of liability among Amtrak and the various Northeast Corridor commuter rail agencies. The Study will provide recommendations to the Northeast Corridor Commission, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee.

Fletcher Amendment

Creates a local match credit for interrelated projects

Garamendi Amendment #33

Requires the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to enter into an agreement with National Academy of Sciences to study and report on the threats to pipeline safety due to seismicity (i.e. earthquakes and seismic-induced landslides or land subsidence, etc.)

Garamendi Amendment #34

Makes safety trainings for trailers on passenger vehicles eligible for grants under NHTSA’s Highway Safety Programs

Garamendi Amendment #35

Makes a technical change to Section 1116 (Corrosion prevention for bridges) to ensure full implementation.

Garcia (IL) Amendment #36

Revises the bill’s provisions on transportation demand management (TDM) to make clarifying and technical changes to further advance transportation demand management and the use of transportation demand management strategies.

Garcia (IL) Amendment #37

Requires the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a rule for motor vehicle bumpers and hoods to be designed to reduce the impact on vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle

Garcia (IL) Amendment #38

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to make sure that the ongoing and future updates to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) treat all users equally, including pedestrians and cyclists. Further directs the Secretary to update its guidance on how often the MUTCD is updated and to consider requiring the MUTCD be updated every four years

Garcia (TX) Amendment

Creates competitive grant program for qualified 2-year or 1-year higher education institutions which provide education and training for careers in the maritime industry. Authorizes $200 million for the program

Gibbs Amendment

Allows recipients to divert critical transit funds to highway projectsThe amendment will most seriously harm rural and small transit agencies, who do not receive federal funds directly, by allowing State DOTs to redirect rural, paratransit, and community transit funding to highway construction.  Strikes language included in the base bill that restores the allowance for transit funds to be used for incremental costs of landscaping and art at transit stations.

Gimenez Amendment

Strikes the section that prohibits funds for any service considered a taxi service that exempts drivers from drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Gomez Amendment

Establishes a program to award grants to entities that provide transportation connectors from critically underserved urban communities and rural communities to green spaces.

Graves Amendment

Requires the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator to issue or update guidance and best practices related to the resiliency of materials, taking into consideration the effect of dynamic changes on maintenance cycles for roadways, including as a result of weather-based factors.

Grijalva Amendment

Authorizes funding for implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act and requires the Task Force to establish guidelines for efficient and effective environmental review, including through the hiring and training of additional personnel. Ensures the transfer language is permitted only as specified in future appropriation Acts.

Jackson Amendment

Strikes section 9101 (Authorization of Appropriations).

Johnson (TX) Amendment

Requires the GAO to study and make public a report analyzing the Department of Transportation’s performance of the key objectives of the DBE Program.

Johnson (GA) Amendment #47

Increases the amount of funding eligible for public transit operating expenses under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Program to 20 percent of eligible funding.

Johnson (GA) Amendment #48

Removes construction of maintenance facilities as an eligible expense under the Reducing Transit Deserts grant program to prioritize operating expenses

Johnson (GA) Amendment #49

Makes adding service hours or days an eligible expense under the Reducing Transit Deserts grant program.

Jones Amendment

Requires a GAO study on the economic benefits of one-seat ride commuter rail service between urban and suburban areas.

Kaptur Amendment

Expresses the sense of congress on the importance of worker transition and developing a vision for the electric vehicle transition and the resulting worker disruptions for front line transit and transportation workers.

Kilmer Amendment

Establishes a new grant program under the Department of Transportation for culvert restoration projects to support anadromous fish passage and recovery

Krishnamoorthi Amendment #53

Adds a Sense of Congress that whenever possible federally funded materials should be environmentally friendly.

Krishnamoorthi Amendment #54

Requires booster seat manufacturers to label products with information regarding the recommended age and weight of the user, requires car seat manufacturers to label products with information regarding the recommended weight and height at which to transition to a booster seat, creates new standards for booster seat side-impact crash testing, and studies how to maximize the safety of car seat tether systems.

Langevin Amendment

Requires the Department of Justice, in addition to the Secretary, to adopt the U.S. Access Board’s Public Right-of-Way Accessibility

Lawrence Amendment

Offers provisions to promote a more diverse workforce and more inclusive work sites for infrastructure projects.

Levin (MI) Amendment #57

Requires Dept. of Transportation to submit to Congress a report on the plans submitted by states on their intended use of the charging allocation funds under the subsection, including details on how this makes progress towards a national network of EV chargers.

Levin (MI) Amendment #58

Amends eligible project considerations under Sec. 1303 Clean Corridors Program to include considerations for promoting efficient dwell times and amends Sec. 1303 Clean Corridors Program to include requirements for the provision of information on charging station placement through mapping applications

Lowenthal Amendment #59

Revises Sec. 1110 on tolling to clarify compliance and the definition of public authorities.

Lowenthal Amendment #60

Allows states to request that the FMCSA update maintenance of effort requirements for Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.

Lynch Amendment 

Ensures that federal funding through the T.I.F.I.A. program is protected by adequate payment and performance security.

Mace Amendment

Establishes a GAO study regarding Highway Trust Fund Expenditures which also enables examination of Mass Transit Account and the Highway account.

McMorris Rodgers Amendment #63

Specifies that securing areas at risk of flooding, rockslides or mudslides following a wildfire qualifies as a “protective feature” for resiliency funding.

McNerney Amendment #64

Revises the Transportation Workforce Outreach Program to include veterans in their targeted effort to increase the number of diverse professionals in the transportation sector.

Meuser Amendment

Increases the federal share for projects in areas of persistent poverty.

Moore Amendment #66

Increases the percent set-aside for Low and Moderate Community Grant program within the Zero Emission Bus Grant Program from 10 percent to 15 percent.

Moulton Amendment

Increases the PRIME program funding by $1 billion in each of fiscal years 2022 through 2026, for a total increase of $5 billion.

Nadler Amendment

Allows high-performing local public agencies to utilize enhanced project delivery methods when appropriate.

Neguse Amendment

Creates a Community Resilience and Restoration Fund and competitive grant program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and authorizes $100 million per year for Fiscal Years 22-27 to the Fund.

Nehls Amendment

Strikes the entire rail title from the bill, eliminating authorizations for Amtrak, intercity passenger rail grants, grade crossing safety grants, and railroad lending program reforms for small freight railroads.

Norcross Amendment #71

Directs the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Energy to each promulgate rules to ensure the utilization of qualified electricians in electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects funded by this Act.

Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #72

Revises SEC. 1309(g) of the Active Connected Transportation grant program to direct the Secretary of Transportation to consider the extent to which a project would serve low income residents of economically disadvantaged communities when making grants.

Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #73

Adds an evaluation under the Reconnecting Neighborhoods Program that certain community impacts and equity analyses be measured, including: 1) the demographic breakdown of the impacted community by race and socioeconomic status; and 2) the displacement or disconnection that occurred within the community as a result of the existing facility.

O’Halleran Amendment

Increases the tribal transportation program safety set aside from 2% to 4%.

Pappas Amendment

Prevents the enforcement of length limits on heavy-duty tow and recovery vehicles that are towing wrecked or disabled vehicles to the nearest appropriate facility as directed by an agency provided that the wrecked or disabled vehicle was in compliance with length limits when it became disabled or wrecked

Pence Amendment

Inserts the text of the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative, which recognizes the infrastructure needs of rural communities by providing technical assistance to help these communities efficiently apply for competitive federal grant programs.

Perry Amendment #77

Strikes section 1303, which establishes a clean corridors program to provide formula funding for EV charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

Perry Amendment #78

Prohibits the provision of loans or loan guarantees for high speed rail projects not in compliance with FRA tier III safety standards.

Perry Amendment #79

Strikes a carbon pollution reduction program and its apportionment.

Perry Amendment #80

Prohibits the use of funds for Amtrak Network Expansion

Perry Amendment #81

Strikes the Capital Investment Grant Program

Perry Amendment #82

Strike Section 1602, entitled “Speed Limits.”

Plaskett Amendment

Makes territories of the United States eligible for the National Scenic Byways Program.

Porter Amendment #84

Directs the GAO to assess wildfire ignitions, suppression, and evacuation routes as part of its study on the public safety impacts of the US Forest Service’s deferred maintenance backlog

Porter Amendment #85

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on the effects of idling school buses and cars in school zones on children’s health.

Rice Amendment #86

Authorizes a competitive grant program for states to educate the public on the dangers of drug-impaired driving.

Rice Amendment #87

Directs the Department of Transportation to issue a rule on its standards for seat back integrity to reduce the potential for injury to all motor vehicle occupants due to seat back failure during all types of vehicle impact.

Rice Amendment #88

Directs the GAO to study the impact and effectiveness of drunk driving child endangerment laws and make recommendations as to how state laws can be improved to protect children from riding as passengers in vehicles driven by drunk drivers.

Rush Amendment

Promotes the domestic manufacture and use of advanced, fuel-efficient vehicles and zero-emission vehicles, and encourages electrification of the transportation sector.

Sablan Amendment

Requires a review of the Territorial Highway Program funds within Sec. 1606 (Highway Formula Modernization Report).

Schrader Amendment

Adds language to Sec. 1207 to increase bridge resiliency for seismic events.

Schrier Amendment

Reauthorizes the Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program through 2030 and requires the Forest Service to develop a national strategy to carry out the program.

Speier Amendment

Revises the Section 5311 formula grant program for rural areas so that eligible public transportation operators may receive the funding more directly.

Steil Amendment

Directs the GAO to study and report to Congress the vulnerabilities that the United States transportation system has from ransomware and other cybersecurity threats.

Stevens Amendment #95

Adds research and development on vehicle sensor data solutions to the Vehicular Data Analytics Pilot Program to combat wrong way driving.

Stevens Amendment #96

Creates Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Centers of Excellence to improve the resilience of transportation infrastructure to natural disasters, extreme weather, and the effects of climate change.

Suozzi Amendment

Establishes a North Atlantic Rail Interstate Compact.

Tiffany Amendment

Stipulates that no funds made available from the Highway Trust Fund may be expended for any purpose other than road and bridge construction.

Titus Amendment

Amends the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program to add rail carriers engaged in high-speed rail activities under the eligible entities for credit risk premium subsidy payments.

Tonko Amendment

Addresses the expiring authorization for 32 National Heritage Areas before the end of Fiscal Year 2021 with a one-year authorization extension and a one-year extension of the management plan deadline for the 6 new National Heritage Areas created through enactment of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act

Torres (CA) Amendment #101

Requires Department of Transportation to use updated research on setting speed limits and requires the Department to conduct further research into speed limit setting best practices.

Torres (CA) Amendment #102

Raises authorization level of the Transportation Equity Research Program to $8,000,000 and gives DOT flexibility to conduct research.

Torres (CA) Amendment #103

Raises authorization level of the Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Program and incentivizes improving air quality.

Torres (CA) Amendment #104

Directs the Comptroller General to study units of federally-assisted housing to determine which have access to broadband and provide recommendations for an all-of government approach to achieving one hundred percent broadband service.

Torres (NY) Amendment #105

Clarifies that projects to deck over a limited access highway are eligible for funding under the Reconnecting Neighborhoods Program.

Torres (NY) Amendment #106

Establishes a GAO study to be conducted 3 years after enactment to review how the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution and high rates of asthma would improve health outcomes.

Van Duyne Amendment #107

Prohibits federal funds from being used for the cost of state permitting requirements.

Van Duyne Amendment #108

Allows states flexibility to return funds for HOV facility after 10 years of operation

Velazquez Amendment #109

Revises the Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Study to guarantee that residents of public housing and of other HUD-designated affordable housing programs are considered and benefit from resilient infrastructure investments. Further revises the study to consider the needs of and create opportunities for individuals registered with a one-stop career center in the climate resilient workforce.

Velazquez Amendment #110

Requires the GAO Study under Section 2505 to include expected cost savings for law enforcement and transit agencies resulting from fare-free transit.

Velazquez Amendment #111

Specifies that tree planting is an eligible project activity under Section 1206.

Walberg Amendment

Adds “mode of transportation” under use of grant funds for collection on traffic stops under Section 3005 Grant Program to Prohibit Racial Profiling. Including mode of transportation data on stops made by law enforcement will provide more robust information for analysis on traffic stops

Leger Fernandez Amendment

Permanently authorizes the Historic Preservation Fund and increases its authorization of appropriations level.

McKinley Amendment #114

Prohibits the Secretary of Transportation from issuing a rule or long-term order that would prohibit the transportation of captured carbon dioxide.

Jackson Lee Amendment #115

Provides local governments more control over where the funds for the new “Safe Streets” program are spent, by requiring state Departments of Transportation to consult with the local governments before carrying out these complete streets’ projects. The “Safe Streets” program uses sets aside safety funds to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on public roads, with a focus on vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, bicyclists, scooters users, and motorcyclist.

Divisions H through I

Barragan Amendment #116

Broadens the scope of the GAO consolidation report to include policy recommendations on alternative compliance strategies and recommended best practices on including public participation in distressed water system consolidations.

Bush Amendment

Requires EPA Administrator to undertake a review of current and ongoing efforts to remediate radiological contamination at Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County, MO. Posts public signage to both prevent and mitigate exposure risks for residents in the surrounding areas.

Craig Amendment

Adds the text of the House-passed Local Water Protection Act, which would amend the Clean Water Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to nonpoint source management at $200 million for each of Fiscal Years 2022 through 2026.

Crenshaw Amendment

Clarifies that states may apply for low income drinking water assistance on behalf of water systems serving unincorporated areas, in addition to municipalities.

Curtis Amendment 

Removes the prohibition on water service shutoffs and debt collection for water systems accepting federal assistance to cancel customer debt and blocks  EPA from providing assistance through the emergency debt relief program EPA makes certain determinations and provides a report to Congress.

Delgado Amendment

Requires an industrial entity that introduces perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances into wastewater treatment systems to provide specified advance notices to such systems, including the identity and quantity of such PFAS.

Duncan Amendment

Strikes the low income drinking water customer assistance from the bill.

Escobar Amendment

Reauthorizes the Wastewater Assistance to Colonias program and increases its authorization level.

Green Amendment

Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation under section 1412 of the Safe Drinking Water Act for chromium-6 within 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act. The maximum contaminant level goal and national primary drinking water regulation promulgated shall be protective of the heath of subpopulations at greater risk.

Hudson Amendment

Amends the Priority for Funding for PFAS treatment grants to prioritize systems affected by one particular set of PFAS chemicals, GenX, over systems affected by other PFAS.

Jackson Lee Amendment #126

Directs that the report the EPA Administrator is required by Section 12020 to submit to Congress also document the harm and injury caused by any identified inequities in the distribution of wastewater infrastructure funds with respect to the identified needs of rural communities, economically disadvantaged communities.

Jackson Lee Amendment #127

Establishes a Natural Hazard Education And Response Grant Program for community water systems to carry out activities to educate and assist persons served by the community water system in adapting and responding to malevolent acts and natural hazards, including sub-zero temperatures, that disrupt the provision of safe drinking water or significantly affect the public health or the safety or supply of drinking water provided to communities and individuals.

Kaptur Amendment

Clarifies the reporting requirements for the green project reserve program, setting clearer guidelines for EPA to track the categories of innovative projects that address green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities.

Kildee Amendment

Requires EPA to create a website to help private well owners understand their water quality testing results and provide information on improving their water quality.

Krishnamoorthi Amendment #130

Requires the EPA to conduct a study on the effect of toilet wipes marketed as flushable on municipal water systems and residential plumbing systems.

Lawrence Amendment

Requires a GAO report on affordability, discrimination, and civil rights violations in water and sewer services nationwide.

Lee (NV) Amendment

Requires that any wastewater infrastructure funded using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or other Clean Water Act grant programs to first undergo a climate resiliency assessment, which would ensure that future wastewater infrastructure is designed and constructed to withstand potential impacts of climate change, including drought.

Lowenthal Amendment

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate certain limitations with respect to pre-production plastic pellet pollution.

McKinley Amendment #134

Strikes sections 13201 and 13205 of the bill which make targeted improvements to the standard setting process under the Safe Drinking Water Act, so that cost-benefit analysis continues to override public health concerns.

McMorris Rodgers Amendment #135

Strikes Division I and replaces it with extensions of existing drinking water programs, removing increases in existing drinking water infrastructure programs and removing new assistance programs for lead line replacement, PFAS treatment, and lead filtration stations in schools.

McNerney Amendment #136

Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to establish a publicly accessible website at the Environmental Protection Agency on reported water main breaks and associated repair activity. After one year, the Administrator shall issue a rule requiring each public water system serving more than 10,000 persons to submit information on each reported water main break and the repair activity for such break.

Moore Amendment #137

Strengthen an existing water infrastructure workforce program to help ensure that lowincome and very low-income individuals, including those with barriers to employment, are targeted to receive job training on careers in the water and wastewater sectors and increases the authorized funding level to $25 million annually.

Moore Amendment #138

Authorizes an EPA grant program to support regional stormwater centers of excellence to conduct research and development on innovative stormwater control technologies.

Moore Amendment #139

Encourages the use of contractors to carryout lead pipe replacements who hire or provide job training to low-income and very low-income individuals who live in the areas in which such projects will take place and requires a report about the effectiveness of the lead pipe replacement program, including the use of funds to hire low-income and very low-income individuals to carryout the projects.

Norcross Amendment #140

Requires EPA to develop guidance to help public water systems identify high-risk locations for purposes of focusing efforts to test drinking water for lead and replace lead service lines.

Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #141

Doubles the funding to replace and update lead water infrastructure in schools and childcare programs to $1 billion total (or $100 million per year).

O’Halleran Amendment #142

Addresses the Indian Health Service’s updated 2019 Sanitation Facilities Deficiency List—which details sanitation deficiency levels for tribal homes and communities nationwide—by setting aside funding for the planning, design, construction, modernization, improvement, and renovation of water, sewer, and solid waste sanitation facilities.

Pappas Amendment #143

Sets deadlines for EPA to issue Clean Water Act Water Quality Criteria and Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for measurable PFAS and authorizes $200 million a year for grants to publicly owned treatment works to implement effluent limitations guidelines and standards.

Payne Amendment

Prioritizes areas with a history of lead water contamination for lead water filtration grants to schools and child care facilities.

Sewell Amendment

Increases the Authorization of Appropriations for the Household Wastewater Grant Program to $100,000,000 a year for fiscal years FY2022 to FY2026.

Tlaib Amendment #146

Explicitly requires reconnections for residential customers regardless of whether their entire debt is paid off.

Tlaib Amendment #147

Adds a study and data collection provisions regarding the prevalence of low-income households in the U.S. who do not have access to affordable wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water services.

Vargas Amendment #148

Allows the Environmental Protection Agency to allocate funds to the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), in order for the IBWC to carry out planning and construction, among other related activities, to establish treatment works that address transboundary stormwater and wastewater pollution.

Vargas Amendment #149

Establishes the California New River Restoration program, through which the Environmental Protection Agency would provide funds, technical assistance, and coordinate local, state and federal stakeholders for the purpose of improving water quality, water management and wildlife protection relating to the U.S. section of the New River.

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

 
QUOTE OF THE DAY:

 

“Physically robust infrastructure is not enough if it fails to foster a healthy community; ultimately, all infrastructure is social”

-Pete Buttigieg

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