Hearing Tees Up House Democrats’ SDWA, PFAS Post-Election Priorities

July 30, 2020
House Democrats used a recent hearing to tee up early signals of the post-election policy priorities they will push on overhauling the Safe Drinking Water Act’s (SDWA) standard-setting process and seeking interim drinking water regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), though GOP lawmakers are urging restraint. At a July 28 hearing by the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s environment panel titled “There’s Something in the Water: Reforming Our Nation’s Drinking Water Standards,” Democrats argued that the standard-setting process under...

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