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Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014

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Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014

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Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013

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Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014

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Official Title as Introduced

To strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world's poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
12/19/2014Became Public Law No: 113-289. (TXT | PDF)
12/19/2014Signed by President.
12/18/2014Presented to President.
12/15/2014Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S6867)
12/08/2014Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
12/08/2014Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
08/01/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (18)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/19/2014Became Public Law No: 113-289. (TXT | PDF)
12/19/2014Signed by President.
12/18/2014HousePresented to President.
12/16/2014SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/15/2014SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6867)
12/09/2014SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
12/08/2014-4:25pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/08/2014-4:25pmHouseOn passage Passed without objection.
12/08/2014-4:25pmHouseH.Amdt.1155 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
12/08/2014-4:25pmHouseH.Amdt.1155 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Poe (TX). (consideration: CR H8854-8856; text: CR H8854-8856)
12/08/2014-4:25pmHouseConsidered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H884-8856; text as reported in House: CR H8848-8854)
12/08/2014HouseCommittee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
12/08/2014-4:25pmHouseMr. Poe (TX) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
11/20/2014HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
11/20/2014HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
08/01/2013HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
08/01/2013HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H5265-5266, E1186-1187)
08/01/2013HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (107)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]* 08/01/2013
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 08/02/2013
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 08/02/2013
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 08/02/2013
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 09/09/2013
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 09/12/2013
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 09/12/2013
Rep. Stockman, Steve [R-TX-36] 09/19/2013
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 09/19/2013
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 09/19/2013
Rep. Cotton, Tom [R-AR-4] 09/27/2013
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 09/27/2013
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 10/08/2013
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 12/04/2013
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 12/04/2013
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-33] 12/04/2013
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 12/04/2013
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 12/04/2013
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 12/04/2013
Rep. Negrete McLeod, Gloria [D-CA-35] 12/16/2013
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 01/14/2014
Del. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 01/14/2014
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 01/14/2014
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 02/06/2014
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 02/06/2014
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/06/2014
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 02/06/2014
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 02/06/2014
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 02/25/2014
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-11] 03/06/2014
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 03/06/2014
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 03/13/2014
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 03/14/2014
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 03/14/2014
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/14/2014
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 03/14/2014
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 03/24/2014
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 03/24/2014
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 03/24/2014
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 03/24/2014
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 03/24/2014
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 03/24/2014
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 03/24/2014
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 03/24/2014
Rep. Southerland, Steve II [R-FL-2] 03/27/2014
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 03/27/2014
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 03/27/2014
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 03/27/2014
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 03/27/2014
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 03/27/2014
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 04/08/2014
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 04/08/2014
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 04/08/2014
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 04/08/2014
Rep. Enyart, William L. [D-IL-12] 04/08/2014
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 04/08/2014
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 04/10/2014
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 04/10/2014
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 05/07/2014
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/07/2014
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5] 05/07/2014
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 05/07/2014
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 05/07/2014
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 05/07/2014
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 05/07/2014
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 05/07/2014
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 05/07/2014
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 05/09/2014
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 05/09/2014
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 05/19/2014
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 05/19/2014
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 06/17/2014
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 06/17/2014
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 06/17/2014
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 06/17/2014
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 06/17/2014
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 07/16/2014
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 07/16/2014
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 07/16/2014
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 07/16/2014
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 07/31/2014
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 07/31/2014
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 07/31/2014
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 07/31/2014
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 07/31/2014
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 09/18/2014
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 09/18/2014
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 09/18/2014
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 09/18/2014
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 09/18/2014
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 09/18/2014
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 09/18/2014
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 11/17/2014
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 11/17/2014
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 11/17/2014
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 11/20/2014

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs08/01/2013 Referred to
11/20/2014 Markup by
12/08/2014 Discharged from

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 113-289 (12/19/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on December 8, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) water and sanitation are critically important resources that impact many aspects of human life, and (2) the United States should be a global leader in helping provide sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for the world's most vulnerable populations.

(Sec. 3) Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as added by the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005, to include the provision of safe hygiene among the goals of the program providing assistance for safe water and sanitation.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), or the Administrator's designee, to serve concurrently as the USAID Global Water Coordinator, and to:

  • oversee USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene programs;
  • lead the implementation and revision, at least once every five years, of USAID's portion of the Global Water Strategy; and
  • expand USAID's program capacity in high priority countries.

Directs the Secretary of State, or the Secretary's designee, to serve concurrently as the Department of State Special Advisor for Water Resources, and serve similar functions in the Department of State as the Global Water Coordinator does in USAID.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Administrator to ensure that USAID projects and programs are designed to achieve maximum impact and long-term sustainability by prioritizing countries based upon:

  • the population using unimproved drinking water or sanitation sources;
  • the number of children younger than five years of age who died from diarrheal disease; and
  • the government's capacity and commitment to work with the United States to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Directs the President to: (1) designate by October 1, 2015, at least 10 countries as high priority countries to be the primary recipients of U.S. government assistance under this Act during FY2016, and notify Congress of such designations; and (2) make new designations each year.

(Sec. 6) Directs the President, not later than October 1, 2017, October 1, 2022, and October 1, 2027, through the Secretary, the Administrator, and the heads of other federal departments and agencies, to submit a single government-wide Global Water Strategy to Congress that describes how the United States intends to:

  • increase access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in high priority countries;
  • improve the management of water resources and watersheds in such countries; and
  • work to prevent and resolve intra- and trans-boundary conflicts over water resources in such countries.

Requires: (1) the Global Water Strategy to include plans by USAID and the Department on how each entity carries out its responsibilities under this Act, and (2) the Administrator to develop for each high priority country a plan to increase access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.