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H.R.745: To reauthorize the Water Desalination Act of 1996.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 26 (26 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action May 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Water Desalination Act of 1996 to extend through FY2018 the authorization of appropriations for: (1) grants and contracts for research to develop processes for converting saline water into water suitable for beneficial uses, and (2) the demonstration and development program for water desalination and related activities.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 23, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
March 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources