Legislation designed to direct the US Government to guarantee developing countries access to safe water and sanitation.
To improve efforts of the United States Government to ensure that developing countries have affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation, and for other purposes.
HR 80 was introduced on January 5, 2011 by Democratic House Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. The “Global Water Access and Equity Act” was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and brought no co-sponsors.
Included in the bill is authorization of such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.
The outlined duty of the United States Government will be to ensure that developing countries have affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation.
“Safe water” is defined in the bill to mean water for drinking, household use, and crop irrigation.’
Read H.R. 80
Bio: Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, born in 1950, has been in the US House of Representatives since 1995 and is serving her seventh term in Congress. Prior to her service to the US House of Representatives, she was a member of the Houston City Council.
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