AWE Legislative Watch

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U.S. House of Representatives

113th Congress

  • H.R. 123 - Water Advanced Technologies for Efficient Resource Use Act of 2013  
  • H.R. 765 - Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013   
  • H.R. 1616 - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 
  • H.R. 1807 - Residential Energy and Economic Saving Act 
  • H.R. 1877 - Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2013 
  • H.R. 2126 - The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (formerly The Better Buildings Act of 2014) 
  • H.R. 3449 - Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013 
  • H.R. 4113 - The Community Water Enhancement Act of 2014 
  • H.R. 4114 - The Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 
  • H.R. 4285 - The PACE Assessment Protection Act of 2014 

H.R. 123 

Title: Water Advanced Technologies for Efficient Resource Use Act of 2013 

Purpose: To encourage water efficiency by authorizing the WaterSense program within the Environmental Protection Agency and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Rush Holt [NJ-12] (Introduced 1/3/2013) 

Status: Referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Government Oversight and Armed Services. 

Summary: Establishes within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a WaterSense program to identify and promote water efficient products, buildings and landscapes, and services to reduce water use, conserve energy, and preserve water resources.  The bill directs the EPA administration to promote, publicize and administer the WaterSense program and requires federal agencies to purchase water-efficient products.  It also establishes a program to provide for the first time federal financial incentives for consumer purchase and installation of water efficient products and services for their homes.  [This is a re-introduction of HR 1967, which did not pass in the last Congress. [Full Text] 

Click here to download AWE's Letter of Support for HR 123 (PDF)  

H.R. 765 

Title: Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013 

Purpose: To increase resiliency or adaptability of water systems to changes in the hydrologic conditions of a region while promoting more efficient water use and conservation. 

Sponsor: Rep. Lois Capps [CA-24] (Introduced 2/15/2013) 

Status: Referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources and Transportation and Infrastructure (2/15/2013). 

Summary: Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program of grants to increase resiliency or adaptability of water systems to any changes in the hydrologic conditions of a region.  In selecting grant recipients, the Administrator is directed to consider how such changes would promote “more efficient water use, water conservation, water reuse, or recycling” and while also increasing a water system’s “efficiency in the use of energy or water.” [Full Text] 

Click here to download AWE's Letter of Support for HR 765 (PDF)  

H.R. 1616 

Title: Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 

Purpose: To improve energy and water efficiency in residential and industrial applications. 

Sponsor: Rep. David McKinley [R-WV] (Introduced 4/18/2013) 

Status: Referred to five House Committees: Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Science, , Science Space and Technology; Budget; and Oversight and Government Reform. (This measure is most likely to see activity in the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.) 

Summary: This is a companion bill to S 761 (see separate listing), which was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH] and Rob Portman [R-OH]. Among many goals to improve energy and water efficiency, this bill would establish a new Supply Star program in the energy Department to identify and promote practices and products that use highly efficient supply chains in a manner that conserves energy, water and other resources. [Full Text] 

H.R. 1807 

Title: Residential Energy and Economic Savings Act 

Purpose: To provide grants for residential planting of shade trees to save energy and to improve water quality by reducing ground water runoff.  

Sponsor: Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA] (Introduced 4/26/2013) 

Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

Summary: To assist retail power providers with the establishment and operation of energy conservation programs using targeted residential planting of trees, which “can reduce the rate and magnitude of storm-water runoff…prevent harmful land pollutants contained in soil from getting into our waterways” and “ensure that our groundwater supplies are continually being replenished.” [Full Text] 

H.R. 1877  

Title: Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2013  

Purpose: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for State water pollution control revolving funds, and for other purposes.   

Sponsor: Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY] (Introduced 5/8/2013) 

Status: Referred to the House Infrastructure and Transportation and the House Ways and Means Committees. (5/8/2013) 

Summary: In funding state water pollution control and sewage collection projects, this bill specifically authorizes grants to assess energy and water consumption of treatment plants and to evaluate “potential opportunities for energy and water conservation through facility operation and maintenance, equipment replacement, and projects or activities that promote the efficient use of energy and water by the treatment works.” [Full Text] 

H.R. 2126   

Title: The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (formerly The Better Buildings Act of 2014)     

Purpose: To encourage cost-effective energy and water efficiency measures in federal and commercial buildings and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. David McKinley [R-WV] (Introduced 5/23/2013) 

Status: This bill was assigned to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on June 19, 2013.  The Committee approved the bill, with amendments, and reported it to the full House on Jan. 28, 2014.  The House approved the bill on a March 5, 2014 on a 375-36 vote and sent it to the Senate, where it was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on March 6, 2014. 

Summary: This bill directs the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) to consult with the Secretary of Energy to develop model leasing standards and best practices that “align the interests of building owners and tenants” toward investing in cost-effective energy efficiency measures.  During mark-up, the committee unanimously approved an amendment by Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) that added cost-effective water efficiency measures to the requirements of the bill. The committee also added provisions of three other bills that deal with energy efficiency in commercial buildings, government data centers and grid-enabled water heaters. [Full Text of the bill as passed by the House.] 

H.R. 3449 

Title: Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013 

Purpose: To establish centers of excellence for innovative stormwater control infrastructure.   

Sponsor: Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD] (Introduced 11/12/2013)  

Status: This bill was assigned to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Nov. 12, 2013. 

Summary: This bill authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide funding for between three and five colleges or universities to conduct research and develop educational materials and best practices for reducing stormwater runoff, enhancing and protecting drinking water sources and generally improving water quality.   Innovative stormwater control is defined in the bill as “any green infrastructure stormwater management technique that uses natural systems or engineered systems” to mimic natural processes to infiltrate, evapotranspire, or capture stormwater and that preserve, enhance or mimic natural hydrology to protect or restore water quality. [Full Text] 

H.R. 4113  

Title: The Community Water Enhancement Act of 2014 

Purpose: To provide grants for rural communities seeking alternative water sources and more efficient use of current supplies. 

Sponsor: Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA] (Introduced 2/27/2014)    

Status: This bill was assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on February 27, 2014. 

Summary: This will would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider projects involving rural communities in the selection of alternative water source projects.  In making grants, EPA would be directed to consider projects located in unincorporated rural communities, in areas served  by small or no public water system or projects that involve regional partnerships.  It would also authorize grants for projects involving water treatment or distribution facilities. [Full Text] 

H.R. 4114 

Title: The Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 

Purpose: To provide a tax credit toward the purchase of WaterSense certified products. 

Sponsor: Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA] (Introduced 2/27/2014)   

Status: This bill was assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee on February 27, 2014. 

Summary: This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide a 30% tax credit of up to $2,000 per taxpayer on the purchase of products that are certified under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense program.  WaterSense provides for certification of products tested to meet EPA’s specifications for water efficiency and performance by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited third-party certification body or laboratory.  [Full Text] 

H.R. 4285 

Title: The PACE Assessment Protection Act of 2014  

Purpose: To direct federal housing loan regulators to approve home mortgages that include a PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) loan for energy and/or water efficiency improvements. 

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA] (Introduced 3/24/2014) 

Status: This bill was assigned to the House Financial Services Committee on March 24, 2014 

Summary: At present, 31 states and the District of Columbia have PACE programs that facilitate loans to commercial and residential owners to make energy and water efficiency improvements.  Those loans are paid back through special assessments, usually over 15-20 years, that appear on the owner’s tax bill.  In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) took the position that these assessments amount to loans that can be senior to residential mortgages, which led Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac  to avoid buying mortgages with PACE assessments attached.  There have been conflicting opinions regarding the FHFA position in the federal courts.  This legislation would direct the FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fund mortgages with PACE assessments of up to 25 years that do not exceed 15% of the assessed value of the property and in which the owner has at least 10% in equity.  The bill states that PACE loans can be made for water conservation and efficiency improvements, including installation of low-flow toilets and showerheads, installation of timer or timing system for hot water heaters and installation of rain catchment systems. [Full Text] 

 

U.S. Senate

113th Congress

  • S 52 - Promoting Efficiency and Savings in Government Act 
  • S 335 - Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 
  • S 601 - Water Resources Development Act of 2013 
  • S 761 - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013  
  • S 970 - Water Resources Research Amendment Act of 2013 
  • S 1020 - Federal Building Energy Conservation Act of 2013 
  • S 1199 - All-Of-The-Above Federal Building Energy Conservation Act of 2013 
  • S 1392 - Deleted.  See S 2074. 
  • S 1508 - Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013 
  • S 1677 - Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013 
  • S 1698 - Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act 
  • S 1971 - Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014 
  • S 2019 - The Secure Water Amendments Act of 2014 
  • S 2074 - The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014 
  • S 2189 - The Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act of 2014 
  • S 2225 - The Smart Water Resource Management Conservation and Efficiency Act of 2014 
  • S 2226 - The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014 
  • S 2227 - The Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 

S 52 

Title: Promoting Efficiency and Savings in Government Act 

Purpose: To improve the energy and water efficiency of Federal buildings. 

Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA] (Introduced January 22, 2013) 

Status: This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. 

Summary: This bill would require the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) to assess energy and water use in all owned and leased federal buildings, recommend enegy- and water-saving improvements wherever cost-effective and report on the the results from such improvements. [Full Text] 

S 335 

Title: Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 

Purpose: To provide financing assistance for qualified water infrastructure projects, with emphasis on increasing efficient water use and reducing energy consumption in water treatment. 

Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR] (Introduced 2/14/2013) 

Status: Referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (2/14/2013) 

Summary: Provides financing assistance to community water systems through direct loans and loan guarantees.  In making these loans, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is directed to consider projects that increase “efficient water use, water conservation, or water reuse” and that “reduce the energy consumption needs of a treatment works…including the implementation of energy efficient or renewable generation technologies.” [Full Text] 

S 601 

Title: Water Resources Development Act of 2013 

Purpose: To provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, including a new program of federal loans and loan subsidies for community water systems. 

Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA] and Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]  

Status: This bill, which is co-sponsored by the Chairman and Ranking Republican of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, was approved unanimously by the Committee on March, 20, 2013. The bill was approved by the Senate on May 15, 2013, by a vote of 83-14, and sent to the House for consideration. 

Summary: This bill is a broad, omnibus update of federal water resource policy and also includes navigation, flood control, harbors and dam safety projects.  This bill incorporates S 335 (see separate Legislative Watch listing), sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR], that would create new direct loans and loan guarantees to finance community water systems.  However, the Merkley bill’s language directing the EPA administrator to consider projects that increase “efficient water use, water conservation or water reuse” was dropped from the version included in the Boxer/Vitter bill approved  by the Committee.  [Full Text of the bill as approved by the Senate on May 15, 2013]  

S 761  (Also see S 1392, S 2074 below.) 

Title: Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 

Purpose: To improve energy and water efficiency in residential and industrial applications. 

Sponsor: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH] and Sen. Rob Portman [R-OH] (Introduced 4/18/2013)  

Status: Referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on April 18, 2013, which approved the bill with amendments and sent it to the full Senate on May 8, 2013. Sponsors are seeking an agreement to limit amendments, without which the bill could not win Senate approval.  No agreement had been reached as of July 16. [Full Text of the committee's report.] 

Summary: Among many goals to improve energy and water efficiency, the bill would establish a new Supply Star program in the Energy Department to identify and promote practices and products that use highly efficient supply chains in a manner that conserves energy, water and other resources. It also directs the Secretary of Energy to provide guidance on improving the efficient use of water in manufacturing. [Full Text as approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.] 

S 970 

Title: Water Resources Research Amendments Act of 2013 

Purpose: To reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research regarding the water resources research and technology institutes established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. 

Sponsor: Sens. Benjamin Cardin [R-MD], and John Boozman [R-AR] (Introduced 5/16/2013)   

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on May 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the Senate as a whole. 

Summary: Amends the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to 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, water use efficiency and actions to reduce energy consumption or extract energy from wastewater.  [Full Text]  

S 1020  

Title: Federal Building Energy Conservation Act of 2013 

Purpose: To improve energy and water efficiency in federal buildings.  

Sponsor: Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND] (Introduced 5/22/2013)   

Status: Referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (5/22/2013).   

Summary: The bill would amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to require federal agencies to apply energy and water conservation requirements for all government buildings. Agencies would be required to conduct regular building audits and recommend energy and water-saving measures that are identified in such examinations. The bill would also require that if water is used to achieve energy efficiency, water conservation technologies shall be applied to the extent that the technologies are life-cycle cost effective. [Full Text] 

S 1199 

Title: All-Of-The-Above Federal Building Energy Conservation Act of 2013 

Purpose: To improve energy and water efficiency in federal buildings.   

Sponsor: Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND] (Introduced 6/20/2013)    

Status: Referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on June 20, 2013. The Energy Subcommittee held a hearings on June 25, 2013 to hear testimony on this measure and several other bills to encourage energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings, schools and buildings owned by non-profit organizations. Could be considered as an amendment to S. 761, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (see above) if that legislation is brought to the Senate floor.    

Summary: Very similar to S. 1020 (see above), which was referred to a different Senate committee.  Among many goals to improve energy and water efficiency, the bill would require the Secretary of energy to establish energy efficiency standards for all federal buildings and would require building managers to conduct comprehensive energy and water evaluations once every four years.  Building managers would have to implement any recommended cost-effective efficiency measures or explain why they not do so.  In addition, the bill stipulates that ”if water is used to achieve energy efficiency, water conservation  technologies shall be applied to the extent that the technologies are life-cycle cost effective.” [Full Text] 

S 1508  

Title: Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013   

Purpose: To authorize $200 million in federal grants for water and treatment systems to promote water and energy efficiency and conservation. 

Sponsor: Sens. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD], Barbara Boxer [D-CA] and Harry Reid [D-NV] (Introduced 9/17/2013)  

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on September 17, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the Senate as a whole.  

Summary: This bill authorizes a four-year program of $50 million a year  in federal grants to support efforts to encourage conserving water or enhancing water use efficiency, including through the use of water metering and electronic sensing and control systems, through modifying or relocating existing water system infrastructure damaged or in danger of impairment by changing hydrologic conditions and through efforts to manage, reduce, treat, or reuse municipal stormwater, wastewater or drinking water.  The grants would be issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for up to 50% of the project costs and could also be used to enhance energy efficiency or the use and generation of renewable energy in the management, conveyance, or treatment of water, wastewater, or stormwater and a wide variety of other applications to promote water conservation and efficient use.  [Full Text] 

S 1677   

Title: Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013 

Purpose: To establish centers of excellence for innovative stormwater control infrastructure.   

Sponsor: Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]  (Introduced 11/12/2013)   

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate environment and Public Works Committee on November 12, 2013.  

Summary: This bill authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create “centers of excellence” for the development of materials and best practices for reducing stormwater runoff, enhancing and protecting drinking water sources and generally improving water quality.   Innovative stormwater control is defined in the bill as “any green infrastructure stormwater management technique that uses natural systems or engineered systems” to mimic natural processes to infiltrate, evapotranspire, or capture stormwater and that preserve, enhance or mimic natural hydrology to protect or restore water quality.  [Full Text] 

S 1698   

Title: Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act  

Purpose: To establish clean technology consortia to promote clean technologies, including those that enhance water security through improved water management, conservation and distribution.  

Sponsor: Sen. Edward Markey [D-MA]  (Introduced 11/13/2013)  

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Nov. 13, 2013. 

Summary: This bill authorizes the Department of Commerce to fund the establishment of clean energy consortia that would promote domestic development, manufacture, and deployment of clean technologies.  These might include renewable energy sources, energy efficiency for buildings and manufacturing plans, electric vehicles and/or enhanced water security using “improved water management, conservation, distribution and end-use applications.”  The bill would authorize a five-year, $100 million program of grants.  [Full Text] 

S 1971 

Title: Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014 

Purpose: To focus federal programs on the nexus between energy and water production, use, and efficiency.   

Sponsor: Sens. Ron Wyden [D-OR] and Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Introduced 1/29/2014)   

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Committee Energy and Natural Resources Committee on January 29, 2014. Click here for a related 1/30/2104 committee news release. 

Summary: Recognizing that vast amounts of water are used every day to produce vital fuels and to cool power plants in the United States while a great deal of electricity is needed to treat, transport and convey water across the country, this bill would create a committee within the National Science and Technology Committee (NSTC) to coordinate and streamline federal activities related to the management of this energy-water nexus. To be co-chaired by the secretaries of Energy and Interior, the committee would identify energy-water nexus activities across the federal government; enhance the coordination of research and development activities; improve relevant data collection and dissemination capabilities; and promote public-private collaboration.  The bill’s sponsors are the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  [Full Text] 

S 2019 

Title: The Secure Water Amendments Act of 2014 

Purpose: To conserve water and promote sustainability through the WaterSmart grant program and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] (Introduced 2/12/2014)    

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on February 12, 2014. 

Summary: This bill would increase funding for the Interior Department’s WaterSMART grants, which support local water management projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increases the use of renewable energy, protects endangered species, and facilitates water markets.  The legislation would also permit WaterSMART funding for projects that prepare for and respond to droughts and would make Hawaii eligible to compete for WaterSMART grants. [Full Text] 

S 2074 

Title: The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014  

Purpose: To promote energy and water efficiency in commercial, residential and industrial buildings and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sens. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH] and Rob Portman [R-OH] (Introduced Feb. 27, 2014)   

Status: Referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 27, 2014.  (This is a revised and updated version of S 1392, which was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in July 2013 and but never acted upon by the Senate.) 

Summary: Among several programs to improve energy and water efficiency, this bill would establish a new Supply Star program in the Department of Energy to identify and promote practices and products that use highly efficient supply chains in a manner that conserves energy, water and other resources.  It would also direct the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a demonstration program aimed at  improving energy and water conservation in up to 20,000 multi-family residential buildings.   It would also create a sustainable manufacturing initiative to develop and demonstrate new technology to improve the efficient use of water in manufacturing. [Full Text] 

S 2189 

Title: The Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act of 2014 

Purpose: To increase and expand federal tax credits for improving energy and water efficiency in commercial buildings. 

Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Introduced 4/1/2014) 

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Finance Committee on April 1, 2014. 

Summary: Restores an expired tax deduction for energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and creates a technology-neutral, performance-based investment tax credit for efficiency measures that reduce water use in the manufacturing sector. [Full Text

S 2225 

Title: The Smart Water Resource Management Conservation and Efficiency Act of 2014 

Purpose: To establish a pilot program run by the U.S. Energy Department providing grants to communities to increase the energy and water efficiency of water, wastewater, and water reuse systems.

Sponsor: Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Introduced 4/9/2014)

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on April 9, 2014.

Summary: Creates a pilot program to award between three and five demonstration grants to fund innovative new ways to improve water efficiency.  Eligible recipients would include utilities, municipalities and water districts. [Full Text]

S 2226 

Title: The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014 

Purpose: To permanently authorize and fund the WaterSense program within the Environmental Protection Agency to identify and promote water-efficient products, buildings, landscapes, facilities, processes and services.

Sponsor: Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Introduced 4/9/2014)

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on April 9, 2014.

Summary: To make the EPA’s WaterSense program permanent and to authorize funding over the next four years, starting at $7.5 million in 2015 and increasing to $50 million in 2018. [Full Text]

S 2227 

Title The Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 

Purpose: To provide tax credits of up to $2,000 per taxpayer for the purchase of products certified under the WaterSense program.

Sponsor: Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Introduced 4/9/2014)

Status: This bill was assigned to the Senate Finance Committee on April 9, 2014.

Summary: To amend the federal tax code to provide a tax credit of 30%, up to $2,000 per taxpayer, for the purchase of appliances certified by the EPA under the WaterSense program. [Full text is not yet available.]

 

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  • THOMAS - Library of Congress site offering federal legislative information freely to the public.