Committee Vote on Water for the World Expected Week of Sept. 15-19, House Floor Vote May Follow Immediately
HR 2901, The Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act, seems likely to be marked up by the House Foreign Affairs Committee the week of Sept. 15 – 19. This has not been officially scheduled, so we can’t be sure yet, but if it is marked up, we expect a favorable vote. It is then possible it could go the House floor as early as the following day - or wait until the House reconvenes after the November election.
After the election, the lame duck session in December – the last gasp of the epically unproductive 113th Congress – will hold the next, and last, opportunity for passage of any legislation, including Water for the World. We think the prospects are very good!
The bill has gathered a diverse, bipartisan list of cosponsors, now numbering 97 - a remarkable show of support! Click HERE to see if members from your state are cosponsors, and to learn more!
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MWA Announces Creation of New Kenya Trust to Accelerate Progress on WASHWith the help of Former Kenya President Mwai Kibaki, MWA is pleased to announce a new entity to work with the Government of Kenya and other partners to meet the goal of 100% coverage for safe water and sanitation by the year 2030. See the official announcement HERE.
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The Millennium Water Alliance is a 501(c)(3) coalition of America’s leading charities working to bring clean, safe drinking water and sanitation to millions of the world’s poorest people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Founded in 2002, MWA seeks to advance high standards for program quality, transparency, and accountability, and work with its members to bring to scale effective and sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene education solutions. MWA is a strong advocate for US leadership in effective foreign assistance, and is part of a global coalition to raise awareness of and commitment to water and sanitation.