The Senate has yet to make a final decision on water-purifier stickers that Senate Democrats have pushed for a year.
But Democrats say the sticker is important, and they hope it gets added to the legislation to help keep the Senate moving.
They also want to include a requirement that senators use the new technology.
They also want the Senate to use a standardized model for the sticker to make sure it works with the new filters.
Democrats have been pushing for the technology for a few years now, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has resisted.
Democrats were able to convince Reid to allow the Senate’s rules to be changed, and now they want to do the same for water purifiers.
“This is a good way to bring transparency and make sure the Senate is using the right technology for the right purpose,” said Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The stickers will be used to fill in the blank spots in Senate rules on how much water to use.
Democrats want to see how many times they need to use the technology to ensure that senators are using the correct amount of water for each project.
A final vote is expected this week, and a Senate GOP aide told The Associated Press on Thursday that there is no timeline on when a final vote could happen.
The Senate has a 60-vote threshold to pass a water-control bill, but Republicans have been resisting any efforts to move forward with the legislation without the Senate getting a chance to consider the water-use bill.
As the Senate continues to work on the water bill, Reid has been trying to keep a lid on the issue.
Reid has said that he believes the sticker proposal is an unnecessary “penny-pinching” of the bill and that the Senate would consider the sticker in a separate bill.
Democrats say the Senate will need to go through the process of sending a bill back to the House for final approval.
And the House is expected to pass its version of the legislation before the end of the week.