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WASDA Alert – How the REINS Act Affects You

WASDA Alert – How the REINS Act Affects You

The House recently passed the  “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny”  (REINS) Act.

Read everything included in the bill here.

The REINS Act requires congressional approval for any executive regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million within 70 legislative days. The impact of this bill on the silica rule remains unclear because the bill has yet to reach the Senate. WASDA will update you when more information becomes

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Attention Distributors: There is still time to participate in the 2016 WASDA Industry Profile Survey

Attention Distributors: There is still time to participate in the 2016 WASDA Industry Profile Survey

In today’s increasingly complex business environment, it’s more important than ever to maintain a competitive edge. While monitoring every aspect of your business is a critical component for formulating business strategy, it’s equally important to look at the industry as a whole to gauge success and pinpoint improvement opportunities. In an effort to provide a comprehensive format for setting individual performance goals and understanding the direction of the industry,

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Support WIFIA – Send a letter to the Surface Transportation Committee

Support WIFIA – Send a letter to the Surface Transportation Committee

The House and Senate conference committee on Surface Transportation Reauthorization is holding it ‘s first public meeting. Watch the live webcast now on the Transportation and Infrastructure Website.

The committee will try to resolve the differences between the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA) of 2015 (H.R. 3763) and the Senate-passed DRIVE Act (H.R. 22).

The Senate version contains a provision repealing a ban on the use of tax-exempt bonds to co-finance Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) projects that was not included in the House version. Please send a letter of support to Congress and urge them to include the Senate language in the conference’ s package.

The WIFIA provides low-interest loan guarantees to major water infrastructure projects. However, the program only finances up to 49% of a project, and prohibits the use of tax-exempt bonds from funding the remaining 51%.

Including the Senate language on repealing the ban on tax-exempt bonds will strengthen the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act

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Press Release Courtesy of U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.

Press Release Courtesy of U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.

(CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ) – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today outlined legislation they have introduced in both Houses of Congress to address New Jersey’s and the nation’s aging water infrastructure, while creating jobs and economic opportunity.