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H.R. 5347: Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water Assistance Act

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To require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a grant program to close gaps in access to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

TJ Cox

Sponsor. Representative for California's 21st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 6, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Dec 6, 2019

Ordered Reported on Feb 12, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 12, 2020.

16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

ICYMI: Rep. Cox Water Bills Heard in Committee
    — Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21] (Sponsor) on Jan 29, 2020

Natural Resources Committee Markup - Subpoena Powers, Central Valley Groundwater Overdrafts, Water Rights Settlements and Parallel Water Programs
    — Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4] on Feb 12, 2020

Natural Resources Committee Approves Resolution Authorizing Chair to Issue Subpoenas, Bills to Increase Access to Clean Water
    — Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] on Feb 12, 2020

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Dec 6, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 28, 2020
Considered by Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

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

Feb 12, 2020
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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H.R. 5347 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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