Bipartisan PFAS Accountability Act Seeks to Involve Federal Agencies in Water Contamination Cleanup

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to hold federal agencies accountable for water contamination on federal property that seeps into local lands. The PFAS Accountability Act comes on the heels of a report showing that 19 million people in 43 states have been exposed to water contaminated by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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Customer Feedback Legislation Reintroduced in 116th Congress

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced a measure to reform the process agencies use to gather feedback from the public. The Federal Agency Customer Experience Act (FACE Act) of 2019 has been introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and James Lankford (R-OK.). The bill mirrors legislation passed through both chambers in the last Congress that never made it to the president’s desk for signature.

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Bill Introduced to Reward DEA Agents with Foreign Language Skills

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón (R-PR) introduced legislation in the House this week to provide the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Administrator with the authority to grant cash awards to DEA employees with foreign language skills. This legislation would mitigate the linguistic barriers to drug assistance and law enforcement practices.

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