As the lawmaking body, the US congress currently have a number of bills under consideration most of which are still in the house committees. For the purpose of this paper, four pending bills are examined; bill H.R. 3862, H.R. 3873, H.R. 3876, S. 1917.
Bill no. bill H.R. 3862 was passed to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on 14th January 2014. The bill which is aimed at amending the Federal Water Pollution Control Act was introduced by Representative Robert Latta and has since gained the support of congressman Robert E. Andrews and is aimed at assisting regional sewer and municipal authorities in raising revenue for projects and activities related to wastewater management (THOMAS, 2014). Bill H.R. 3873 was introduced by Representative Honda Michael and is aimed at amending Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in an effort to support community schools models. The bill is currently under the House Committee on Education and Workforce and is supported by was Representative Raul Grijalva (THOMAS, 2014). Bill H.R.3876 is aims at amending title 38 of the United States Code to allow Secretary of Veterans Aff