1994 Voto de la Tarjeta de Evaluaciones
Reps. Jim Slattery (D-KS) and Thomas Bliley (R-VA) have introduced the Safe Drinking Water Amendments (H.R. 3392), which they claim will help local governments provide safe drinking water. In fact, the proposal does not responsibly address drinking water issues; instead, it dramatically weakens the Safe Drinking Water Act. Among other actions, the bill would relax current health standards for drinking water, remove the existing requirement that the public be informed of contamination problems, and eliminate nationwide water safety testing requirements. Such policies would permit the kind of drinking water contamination that killed more than 120 people in Milwaukee and Las Vegas in 1993 and 1994. The House passed the Safe Drinking Water Act on September 27, 1994 with no weakening amendments.
The League of Conservation Voters considers cosponsoring H.R. 3392 an anti-environmental action. So far, 198 lawmakers have cosponsored the bill.