H.Con.Res.468 - Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the world's freshwater resources.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 06/25/2004)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations; Financial Services; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||08/03/2004 Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.468 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/25/2004)
Water for the World Resolution - Declares that Congress: (1) recognizes that government policies should ensure that all individuals have equitable access to water and that no one is cut off from water for survival due to economic constraints; and (2) upholds the principle that governments should engage all members of society in direct participation in overseeing decisions about the conservation, distribution, use, and management of water in their communities.
Recognizes that more sustainable agricultural practices are necessary to protect water resources.
Affirms that Congress firmly commits itself to met the Millennium Development Goals, especially as they pertain to universal access to water and sanitation.
Asserts that Federal policies should ensure that in the United States direct and indirect sources of water pollution, including factories, refineries, commercial agriculture, and wastewater treatment plants, are adequately regulated and those responsible held accountable for the pollution they cause.