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Clean Water Infrastructure Bill Advances as Democrats Plot Path

June 9, 2021, 5:11 PM

Legislation that would invest $50 billion in wastewater infrastructure over the next five years was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday, despite pushback from Republicans.

The bill (H.R. 1915) would reauthorize $40 billion through fiscal 2026 for the critical Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which provides low-cost loan financing for communities for a range of water infrastructure projects. That record funding level is substantially more than the $14 billion included in the bipartisan legislation the panel advanced last year, and the level currently supported by many committee Republicans.

The House bill’s figure is also ...

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