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H.R. 2901 Introduced In the House

-August 5, 2013-

Last Thursday, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the 2013 version of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act on the House floor. The bill,assigned H.R. 2901 is to strengthen implementation of the 2005 act by “improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world’s poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis, and for other purposes.”

At this time, original cosponsors include:

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) – Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) – Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health
Rep. Dan Rohrabacher (R-CA) – Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI)
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)

See the section-by-section summary of the bill