As mentioned on the blog last night, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act (S. 624) has passed the Senate by unanimous consent! This piece of legislation, introduced by Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Corker (R-TN), seeks to reach 100 million people around the world with sustainable access to clean water and sanitation over the next six years. The Act would demonstrate the United States’ continued leadership on this issue and build on progress already made. Last year, the U.S.
This is very big– and very exciting– news. The Water for the World Act just passed the Senate by unanimous consent. This important legislation can make a tremendous impact for the world’s poorest people by helping to improve water and sanitation in developing countries.
We’ve been big advocates for the Water for the World Act here at ONE. You may recall we ran a campaign in support of it recently. We’ll have more analysis of this development shortly. Stay tuned!