Date: May 06, 2021
By Jon Freedman The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Risks Report for 2021, and climate-related matters ranked high...
Date: July 02, 2018
The Senate overwhelmingly passed the first Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bills on June 25 with an 86-5 vote. Following the House’s lead, the Senate passed a “minibus” appropriations package of three bills including the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bills. The Energy and Water bill funds the Bureau of Reclamation, which administers the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program. The Senate proposes Title XVI funding of $54.4 million for FY19, the same level as enacted in FY18. However, this is $10 million less than the House-proposed level of $65 million. The House moved to enter into conference negotiations with the Senate on June 28.
House appointed conferees are Reps. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Simpson (R-ID), Carter (R-TX), Calvert (R-CA), Fortenberry (R-NE), Fleischmann (R-TN), Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Taylor (R-VA), Lowey (D-NY), Kaptur (D-OH), Visclosky (D-IN), Ryan (D-OH), and Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). The Senate must now approve a motion to go into conference and name its conferees. The final agreed upon funding level for Title XVI will be decided during conference negotiations.
If the conference committee decides to fund Title XVI at the House proposed level of $65 million, including $20 million for the Title XVI competitive grant process established under the 2014 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, then the $50 million of authorized funding in WIIN will be exhausted. In this scenario, a Title XVI reauthorization legislation will have to be enacted next Congress to continue the WIIN Title XVI projects. WateReuse will begin working to develop a Title XVI reauthorization proposal later this year.
Date: April 29, 2021
Today, the United States Senate voted to adopt S. 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which...
Date: April 28, 2021
On Thursday, April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and WateReuse Association will host a free webinar to celebrate...
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