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S.970: Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action April 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2013 - Amends the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to: (1) declare that additional research is required into increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of new and existing treatment works through alternative approaches, including non-structural alternatives, decentralized approaches, energy use efficiency, water use efficiency, and actions to extract energy from wastewater; (2) require each water resources research and technology institute to arrange for research that fosters the exploration of new ideas that expand understanding of water resources (currently, of water-related phenomena); (3) direct the Secretary of the Interior to report to specified congressional committees annually on each institute's compliance with matching fund requirements and provisions permitting the use of funds only to reimburse direct cost expenditures incurred for the conduct of the water resources research program; and (4) authorize appropriations for ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 1, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 341.
April 1, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Boxer with an amendment. With written report No. 113-143.
Feb. 6, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
May 16, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3572-3573)