This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008.
Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.
Signature Legislation: regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act
Source: Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments (H.R.3392)
Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to publish a proposed list of at least 15 contaminants that may occur in public water systems and that are not currently subject to EPA regulation. Provides for proposed lists of at least 12 additional contaminants every four years. (Current law requires EPA to regulate 25 contaminants every three years.) Bases the determination to regulate a contaminant on findings that:
the contaminant is known to occur in public water systems;
the contaminant occurs in concentrations which may have adverse health effects; and
regulation of the contaminant presents an opportunity to reduce health risks.
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8.
Question 8: Human needs over animal rights
Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
Headline: Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act
Headline 2: Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act