House appropriators on Monday proposed creating a $15 billion emergency fund for critical infrastructure investments, with the lion’s share going toward cleaner water.
That supplemental fund, contained in the fiscal 2021 spending bill that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will mark up on Tuesday, would provide $10.2 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water state revolving fund (SRF) programs.
The money would be targeted at shovel-ready infrastructure projects and is designed to complement H.R. 2, the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package the House passed last week.
The extra money is separate from the legislation’s ...