Senate Passes Water For The World Act; Obama Expected To Sign

The Hill: Senate OKs ‘nice little water bill’ — hold the ISIS
“The Senate on Monday evening passed a bill to provide developing countries access to clean drinking water, which almost became a vehicle for a declaration of war earlier this month. The Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014, sponsored by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), would improve access to clean water and sanitation around the world…” (Wong, 12/16).

Humanosphere: U.S. clean water legislation passes under the wire
“Sen. Thomas Coburn, R-Okla., lifted his hold on the Water for the World Act late last night to clear the way for the Senate to pass the bill. It comes roughly a week after the House of Representatives passed the same bill, putting it only a President Obama signature away from becoming law. It was a last-minute victory for water activists as Congress heads into its holiday recess…” (Murphy, 12/16).