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Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act of 2021

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide for assistance to rural water, wastewater, and waste disposal systems affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/03/2021Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
02/03/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 02/23/2021
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 02/23/2021
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 02/23/2021
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 02/23/2021
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 03/01/2021

Committees (1)

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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry02/03/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/03/2021)

Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act of 2021

This bill allows, and provides funds for, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide grants and loans, as well as loan forgiveness, modification, and refinancing, to rural water, wastewater, or waste disposal facilities. Specifically, USDA may provide such assistance for purposes of ensuring public health, safety, and order and to address financial hardships, in particular those due to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency.