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H.R. 1068 (115th): Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017

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To enable needed drinking water standards, reduce lead in drinking water, plan for and address threats from climate change, terrorism, and source water contamination, invest in drinking water infrastructure, increase compliance with drinking water standards, foster greater community right to know about drinking water quality, and promote technological solutions for drinking water challenges.

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Sponsor and status

Frank Pallone Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017
Length: 58 pages
Feb 15, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Pallone Leads House Democrats in Introducing Comprehensive Update to Safe Drinking Water Act
    — Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6] (Sponsor) on Feb 16, 2017

Tonko Releases 2017 Legislative Scorecard
    — Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 22, 2017

Boyle Re-introduces Legislation to Require Enforceable Nationwide Standard for Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking Water
    — Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 29, 2017

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Feb 15, 2017

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H.R. 1068 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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