Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee helps to mold legislation and regulation that will cost-effectively allow members to continue to protect water sources and to improve the security and preparedness of water utilities.


Tom Sexton (Chair)

Committee Updates

Federal Infrastructure Plan Details Developing

from Paintsquare.com: President Donald J. Trump announced in his first State of the Union address Tuesday (Jan. 30) that he would push Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package—even larger than the $1 trillion that the administration had been promising—and would work to eliminate delays from regulatory processes. The infrastructure section of the speech […]

Dec. 22, 2017 — This week, the House and Senate voted on and passed a final $1.5 trillion tax package, and President Trump signed it into law on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

from WEF.org: No Democrats in either chamber voted for the bill. All present Republicans voted in support of the bill in the Senate, and only 12 House Republicans voted against the bill. Most of them were from New York, New Jersey and California districts that would be hit by new limits on deductions for state, […]

Federal Bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus Posts Report on Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

from WEF.org Jan. 19, 2018 — Recently, the House Problem Solvers Caucus released a report titled “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure” which includes suggestions to increase investment in water and wastewater systems. This includes increasing spending levels for both Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) and funding the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act […]

Federal Senate EPW Committee Holds Follow Up Hearing on Water Infrastructure

from WEF.org: Jan. 19, 2018 — Following a January 10th hearing on “America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges,” the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a full committee follow up hearing entitled, “America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges: Federal Panel” this week. Like last week, this hearing focused mostly on a passing […]

Be a force for legislative good!

FROM MWWA: Below you will find a template letter that you can use to comment on the many water-related bills before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. I would urge you to customize the letter and give examples on how you believe the proposed legislation will impact your utility. Please try to […]