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DeFazio’s Ambitious Goals Include Water Infrastructure Upgrade

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:13 PM

The House’s top infrastructure lawmaker is prepared to pursue ambitious goals in the coming months, including more investment in a critical federal program that helps provide clean wastewater throughout the country.

“I’m going to push for a very ambitious number,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), referring to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which provides loan financing and assistance for communities for a range of water infrastructure projects.

The fund needs to be reauthorized and modernized this year, lawmakers and witnesses said at a subcommittee hearing today. The 2020 Water Resources Development Act (Public Law 116-260...

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