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Committee to Mark Up Commonsense Clean Water Act Permitting Reforms and Additional Legislation

Washington, D.C., January 29, 2024 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Washington, D.C. – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) announced that the full Committee will hold a markup at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.  The Committee will consider legislation to reform and restore permitting processes under the Clean Water Act (CWA), reducing overburdensome regulatory requirements, protect from frivolous lawsuits, and increase transparency, while continuing to protect clean water.  The Committee will also consider bills to improve rail transportation access for people with disabilities, and to improve FEMA consideration of wildfire mitigation projects.

The Committee is scheduled to consider the following legislation:

  • Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (ANS) to H.R. 7023, Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act (Note: the ANS is comprised of the text of five standalone bills previously introduced in the House: the Water Quality Criteria Development and Transparency Act , the Confidence in Clean Water Permits Act , the Reducing Permitting Uncertainty Act , the Nationwide Permitting Improvement Act, and the Judicial Review Timeline Clarity Act.)

  • H.R. 5089, Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

  • H.R. 6248, Think Differently About Transportation Act

  • H.R. 7070, Wildfire Response Improvement Act

More information about the markup, including full legislative text and a link to the live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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