H.R. 3658 – Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2012

H.R. 3658 (1) Directs the Administrator of USAID to designate a Global Water Coordinator to coordinate and oversee water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance. (2) Directs the Secretary of State to designate a Special Advisor for Water Resources to coordinate and oversee policy relating to water and sanitation assistance. It requires (1) the transfer of primary authority from the Secretary to USAID, (2) the inclusion of hygiene, and (3) the designation of high priority countries. Directs the Administrator to maintain a webpage for information on U.S. water, sanitation, and hygiene foreign assistance programs.

Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on December 14, 2011. 17 co-sponsors.