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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 48, Issue 12

S. 3564

would amend the SDWA and the FWPCA to establish pilot programs to assist low-income households in maintaining access to sanitation services and drinking water.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

S. Res. 672

which would express the sense of Congress that electric cooperative voluntary energy reduction programs reduce energy consumption and save participants money, was agreed to by the Senate.

Energy (generally)

S. Res. 671

which would designate September 29, 2018, as "National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day," was agreed to by the Senate.

Wildlife (generally)

S. 3021

which would provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, conservation and development of water and related resources, and water pollution control activities, was passed by the Senate.

Water (generally)

H.R. 46

which authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the state of New York, was signed into law by President Trump on October 9, 2018.

Land Use (generally)

S. 1668

which renames a waterway in the state of New York as the "Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel," was signed into law by President Trump on October 9, 2018.

Water (generally)

H.R. 7051

would abolish the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Toxic Substances (generally)

H.R. 302

which amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to address rising costs of major disasters and help communities better prepare for major disasters, was signed into law by President Trump on October 5, 2018.

Infrastructure

H.R. 7042

would exempt certain wildfire mitigation activities from certain environmental requirements.

Natural Resources (generally)

H.R. 7037

would amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow the Administrator of FEMA to provide capitalization grants to states to establish revolving funds that provide funding assistance to reduce flood risks.

Infrastructure