E&C Announces Full Committee Markup of Drinking Water & PFAS Bills on Wednesday
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced today that the Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a full Committee markup on Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will mark up legislation advanced by the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee last week to increase access to safe, affordable water, and protect Americans from PFAS contamination.
“Safe drinking water is a fundamental human right, and we need meaningful reform and investments to ensure every household has reliable, affordable access. That includes protecting Americans from PFAS chemicals, which are right now contaminating not only our drinking water, but also household supplies,” Pallone said. “The Committee will consider three bills that will safeguard Americans’ right to safe drinking water and protect them from dangerous PFAS chemicals, while also revitalizing our economy and creating new jobs.”
The Committee will consider the following bills:
H.R. 3291, the “Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY);
H.R. 3293, the “Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and John Katko (R-NY); and
H.R. 2467, the “PFAS Action Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Fred Upton (R-MI).
This will be a hybrid markup that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the markup begins.
The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22nd.
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Information for this markup, including the Committee Memorandum, electronic copies of the legislation and any amendments, and a link to the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.