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house Bill H.R. 1331

Should the EPA Give States & Localities Grants for Improving Water Quality?

Argument in favor

Clean water is vital to the health of communities and individuals' health. Ensuring that the EPA can continue giving states and local governments financial support to clear pollution in waterways benefits everyone.

burrkitty's Opinion
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04/08/2019
FreshClean Water is Life! This issue DOSN’T belong to only the states! It is a NATIONAL and therefore FEDERAL MATTER! Rivers, lakes, rain and groundwater aquifers DO NOT RESPECT STATE BORDERS.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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04/08/2019
Though I think the funding is low considering the cuts made by the EPA, I feel this is a good way for states to target especially sensitive areas on which they wish to work to stop further damage.
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J. scott's Opinion
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04/08/2019
Yes this is apparently a good program but grossly underfunded and I congratulate the Congress for attempting to do something about it.
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Argument opposed

Given that concerns about the 319 Grant Program’s effectiveness have been raised in the past, it’d be best to assess the program’s current effectiveness before throwing more money at it. The program should only be reauthorized if it actually works.

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04/08/2019
The epa is unconstitutional. It needs to be abolished immediately. Nothing in the constitution authorizes the federal government to be involved in environmental issues, let alone control it. This is nothing more than bribing states with money stolen from the states and the people. Cut taxes! Cut federal programs! Leave it to the states as the constitution requires!
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Cindy's Opinion
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04/08/2019
It’s funded at 70 million right now yet in 2017 they granted 167 million, With 28% of the grants were not used for what they were intended, it is past time for our government to work within the budget they are given and stop the corruption!!!! Cut spending not bloat government.
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JTJ's Opinion
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04/08/2019
Abolish the epa. These issues should be handled by local government.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • The house Passed April 8th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 329 Yea / 56 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Water Resources and Environment
    IntroducedFebruary 25th, 2019

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    FreshClean Water is Life! This issue DOSN’T belong to only the states! It is a NATIONAL and therefore FEDERAL MATTER! Rivers, lakes, rain and groundwater aquifers DO NOT RESPECT STATE BORDERS.
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    The epa is unconstitutional. It needs to be abolished immediately. Nothing in the constitution authorizes the federal government to be involved in environmental issues, let alone control it. This is nothing more than bribing states with money stolen from the states and the people. Cut taxes! Cut federal programs! Leave it to the states as the constitution requires!
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    Though I think the funding is low considering the cuts made by the EPA, I feel this is a good way for states to target especially sensitive areas on which they wish to work to stop further damage.
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    Yes this is apparently a good program but grossly underfunded and I congratulate the Congress for attempting to do something about it.
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    I support this bill 100%! And the source of those grants should be fines levied on the polluters themselves!!😡
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    I can’t imagine voting no on this, but I’ll bet our Republican leaders who take money from coal and oil billionaires will do just that. They don’t care that toxic waste is dumped into our oceans, rivers and lakes. Who cares if it ends up poisoning wildlife, us and our children. They stay rich so who cares, right?
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    The EPA and administration have repeatedly stated that clean water and clean air is a priority for them, even though they have removed regulations which will directly reduce clean water and air. If they're serious about what they say, then they will provide funding to local and state efforts to keep water cleaner.
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    This should be a no brainer. Clean drinking water is absolutely essential to maintain life. Why wouldn’t they give grants to improve water quality?
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    It’s amazing that providing funding for local governments to improve water quality has become politicized! Yes! Increase the amount of money available for this grant. We’ve got plenty of water quality problems especially in Flint, MI, but all across this country!
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    We need to do all we can to keep our water safe including spending federal dollars and passing laws that penalize corporations and individuals that pollute. Written in the bill would better be penalties include incarceration of corporate presidents and CEOs.
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    After the disaster in Michigan - leaving thousands of disenfranchised children and adults PERMANENTLY SICK - we need more laws and & federal regulations in place.
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    Yes especially in Flint, Michigan! That should be priority.
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    If local municipalities are doing their part proactively protecting our water supply, then we should support their efforts with federal incentives to insure this basic need.
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    We will grow to appreciate potable water as it becomes increasingly scarce
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    Yes we pay for water so State should make sure we have clean drinking water. I’m not paying my water bill for nothing. It is bad enough I don’t thinking the water in Indiana is of good quality in the first place. They need to work on this NOW not later.
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    It’s funded at 70 million right now yet in 2017 they granted 167 million, With 28% of the grants were not used for what they were intended, it is past time for our government to work within the budget they are given and stop the corruption!!!! Cut spending not bloat government.
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    Please make this small step towards protecting our water for future generations!
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    Abolish the epa. These issues should be handled by local government.
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    I agree with this grant for clean water!!! Montana Rep. Gianforte took the cowardly position And DID NOT VOTE! I support Kathleen Williams 2020!!
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    I support this proposal. However, I would want to have language included in which States - shall use all capital explicitly provided under this bill for sustainment and improvements to environmental protection. Furthermore, the language of the bill or any necessary amendments will state that the transfer of any or all capital earmarked for environmental protection to other non-environmental protection pursuits is not permitted.
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