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H.R. 2377 (116th): Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019

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To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation for total per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Brendan Boyle

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 29, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Apr 29, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 29, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


32 Cosponsors (31 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Boyle Legislation to Set National PFAS Standard Passes Energy & Commerce Committee
    — Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2] (Sponsor) on Nov 21, 2019

Fitzpatrick, Kildee, Boyle Introduce Legislation Requiring Nationwide Standard for PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on May 1, 2019

House Passes Dingell PFAS Bill
    — Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 10, 2020

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Apr 29, 2019

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May 15, 2019
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 26, 2019
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 2377 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2377. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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