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senate Bill S. 3021

Improving Drinking Water Systems & Reauthorizing Water Infrastructure Projects

Argument in favor

This commonsense, bipartisan bill will improve America’s drinking water systems while also enhancing the nation’s ports, canals, dams, and waterways.

burrkitty's Opinion
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09/13/2018
Yep, water is life. Protect it, research it, updates for infrastructure. Good good good!
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Chickie's Opinion
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09/14/2018
I strongly advocate clean drinking water for everyone. I am disappointed that this bill doesn’t address the enormous problem in Detroit and other urban cities that have the same proven problem of lead/contaminates in their drinking water. Why aren’t privately owned beverage companies stepping up to provide immediate relief while projects for uncontaminated water are completed? Currently, several private foundations are doing the part in providing clean water for Detroit, but a permanent solution is needed. Are the Working Class and Working Poor not as important as suburban towns in the US?
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Linda's Opinion
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10/08/2018
All of our drinking water must be clean & safe. Congress must also fix the water problem in Flint Mich. & other areas.
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Argument opposed

This bill doesn’t provide enough funding for the improvement of drinking water systems. Alternatively, these responsibilities should be left to states.

I.Got.an.Idea...'s Opinion
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09/14/2018
Why are so many different items lumped into one giant mess of a bill? We certainly need drinking water Infrastructure improvements. Hydro-dams are not friendly to the environment and wildlife and entire ecosystems. Improving ports for larger cargo ships, is generally free money and unethical bonuses to corporations. Unless we can charge appropriate fees to Corporations to offset some of those costs, taxpayers may not get much return on their investment. I’m all for protecting the ports for hurricanes and weather, but this is a place where the corporations who will benefit the most, should form a public/ private relationship and chip in their fair costs.
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David's Opinion
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10/08/2018
To much junk packed into one bill. And anytime I see the words "common sense" in front of legislation, I know there isn't enough real justification so politicians resort to manipulation. Let the states deal with their water systems and provide an option of Federal assistance because... Flint.
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Mart's Opinion
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10/08/2018
State and local function, not a national power
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bill Progress


  • EnactedInvalid date
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed September 13th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
  • The senate Passed September 4th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedJune 7th, 2018

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in Senate
  • referral
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  • calendar
    Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
  • reported
    Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. Without written report.
  • calendar
    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 550.
  • vote
    Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Received in the House.
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
  • action
    Mr. Shuster moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3021.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendments to S. 3021 made in Senate.
  • action
    Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 3021 presented in Senate.
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 3021 with an amendment (SA 4048) made in Senate.
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works the House message to accompany S. 3021 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 4050) made in Senate.
  • action
    Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
  • action
    Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 3021 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 3. Record Vote Number: 224.
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works the House message to accompany S. 3021 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 4050) fell when cloture was invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 3021 in Senate.
  • action
    Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 3021 with an amendment (SA 4048) was withdrawn.
  • vote
    Senate agreed to the House amendments to S. 3021 by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 1. Record Vote Number: 225.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.

bill Progress


  • EnactedInvalid date
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed September 13th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
  • The senate Passed September 4th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedJune 7th, 2018

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    Yep, water is life. Protect it, research it, updates for infrastructure. Good good good!
    Like (114)
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    Why are so many different items lumped into one giant mess of a bill? We certainly need drinking water Infrastructure improvements. Hydro-dams are not friendly to the environment and wildlife and entire ecosystems. Improving ports for larger cargo ships, is generally free money and unethical bonuses to corporations. Unless we can charge appropriate fees to Corporations to offset some of those costs, taxpayers may not get much return on their investment. I’m all for protecting the ports for hurricanes and weather, but this is a place where the corporations who will benefit the most, should form a public/ private relationship and chip in their fair costs.
    Like (107)
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    Share
    I strongly advocate clean drinking water for everyone. I am disappointed that this bill doesn’t address the enormous problem in Detroit and other urban cities that have the same proven problem of lead/contaminates in their drinking water. Why aren’t privately owned beverage companies stepping up to provide immediate relief while projects for uncontaminated water are completed? Currently, several private foundations are doing the part in providing clean water for Detroit, but a permanent solution is needed. Are the Working Class and Working Poor not as important as suburban towns in the US?
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    All of our drinking water must be clean & safe. Congress must also fix the water problem in Flint Mich. & other areas.
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    To much junk packed into one bill. And anytime I see the words "common sense" in front of legislation, I know there isn't enough real justification so politicians resort to manipulation. Let the states deal with their water systems and provide an option of Federal assistance because... Flint.
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    DUH!! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the government is responsible for the environment, clean air & water. YES!!!
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    Its important to update our water system to ensure safety and cleanliness. It’s also important to make sure water refineries don’t impact neighborhood air quality.
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    State and local function, not a national power
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    Start with Flint
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    Everyone deserves clean water. Our country needs to make this a priority and work with scientists to make needed changes to improve our world.
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    We need to do this
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    Fix Flint and other cities like it, protect cities and towns on the coasts, and stop giving money away to big corporations. Stop holding needed services hostage to corporate welfare.
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    We need to be doing everything we can to improve our (sadly out of date) infrastructure.
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    All drinking water should be clean and healthy to drink.Hydro-electrict dams provide many positive and less costly solutions to water for farmlands and therefore the future cost of foods and clean water, recreation and lessens the problems associated with nuclear power. They can effectently produce power in growing, higher growth areas along with higher demand for clean water! Go back to what works best!!!
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    Pay Attention Elected Officials! We must have drinkable water on this planet to survive. El Trumpo, our EPA & the mass Chemical cartels don’t think so, but it is a FAct. Atlas Shrugged times we live in now, we need to have our infrastructure working, secure & up to date!!!!
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    Water is life’s blood and clean water should be of the highest priority. Since the administration does not agree with me and continues to deregulate we need to address clean water. However as I read the details I am hoping that the fiasco in Flint Michigan is included in the drinking water areas so they might finally get the help they deserve that has been moving so slowly since the unbelievable decision to appoint an emergency manager that poisoned the people of Flint.
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    This should be a no brainer. Everyone needs water to survive. The condition of our infrastructure is antiquated and in bad shape.
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    Flint first.
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    Drinking water and infrastructure should be on the individual state agenda, not Federal.
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    But this admin doesn’t care They’ve ok’d pollution of our air and water
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