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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Emergency Water is a Human Right Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit water shutoffs during the COVID-19 emergency period, provide drinking and waste water assistance to households, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/17/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
04/20/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
04/17/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/17/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/17/2020Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/17/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (68)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 04/17/2020
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 04/17/2020
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 04/17/2020
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 04/17/2020
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 04/17/2020
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 04/17/2020

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce04/17/2020 Referred to
House Education and Labor04/17/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure04/17/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment04/20/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/17/2020)

Emergency Water is a Human Right Act

This bill creates a grant program, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide funds to states and Indian tribes to assist low-income households that pay a high proportion of household income for drinking water and wastewater services. Further, any entity receiving financial assistance under this grant program must ensure that no home energy service or public water system service is or remains disconnected or interrupted during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency.