S. 653: Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2015


Mar 4, 2015


Passed Senate on Jun 9, 2015

This bill passed in the Senate on June 9, 2015 and goes to the House next for consideration.


Benjamin Cardin

Junior Senator from Maryland



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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015
Length: 5 pages


32% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research regarding the water resources research and technology institutes established under that Act.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


S. 653 would:

  • Add a requirement for additional research into new water treatments into the Water Resources Research Act
  • Require an evaluation of water resource research projects every three years and withdraws funds from projects that do not qualify based on the evaluation.
  • Authorize $13.5 million per year through 2020.

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Mar 4, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 29, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jun 9, 2015
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed House

Signed by the President

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