“Once again, Republican and Democratic members of the committee worked together to address several critical environmental and homeland security issues,” Inhofe said. “From protecting the watersheds in New York City to reforming programs to help police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel, these bills represent important elements in the committee’s agenda for the 108th Congress.”
“I was also pleased that the stakeholders finally reached a compromise on the POPs Treaty. In particular, I want to commend President Bush for his hard work in getting this done.”
The EPW Committee approved the following legislation today (some include amendments passed during the markup):
S. 930, The Emergency Preparedness and Response Act of 2003
S. 1279, Disaster Area Health and Environmental Monitoring Act of 2003
POPs Implementing Bill
S. 793, A bill to provide for increased energy savings and environmental benefits through the increased use of recovered mineral component in federally funded projects involving procurement of cement or concrete.
S. 1425, A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize the New York City Watershed Protection Program
S. 551, Southern Ute and Colorado Intergovernmental Agreement Implementation Act of 2003
H.R. 274, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act
S. 269, Captive Wildlife Safety Act
S. 1210, Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2003
H.R. 1018, To designate the building located at 1 Federal Plaza in New York, New York, as the “James L. Watson United States Court of International Trade Building”
FY 2004 Capital and Investment Leasing Program
Action: Passed Clinton Amendment to change project scope to include the modernization and expansion of the border station in Champlain, N.Y.