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H.R. 535 (116th): PFAS Action Act of 2019

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To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980.

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Sponsor and status

Debbie Dingell

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Length: 40 pages
Introduced
Jan 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 10, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).

Cosponsors

66 Cosponsors (62 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: H.R. 535 – PFAS Action Act of 2019 (Jan 7, 2020)

What legislators are saying

Bipartisan Lawmakers Call for Strong PFAS Clean-up Actions in Defense Authorization Bill
    — Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI12] (Sponsor) on May 26, 2020

Rep. Kind Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Wisconsinites Test Drinking Water for PFAS, Other Contaminants
    — Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 4, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Defense Bill That Keeps U.S. Troops in Afghanistan & Continues the New Cold War
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] on Jul 21, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 535 will add $300 million in new spending through 2029.

History

Jan 14, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 15, 2019
 
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

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Sep 26, 2019
 
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

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Nov 19, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Nov 20, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Jan 2, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Jan 10, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 535 (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. 535. 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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