The House passed H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, 265-155 on July 25. The bill would consider coal ash as a solid waste. Representative David McKinley (R-WV), the bill’s sponsor, announced his is considering introducing the legislation as an amendment to another bill if the Senate does not pick up the issue; Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) has been working on similar legislation. Two days prior, the White House announced it would oppose the bill if environmental and public health issues are not addressed.