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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: GOP Resists Democrats Water Infrastructure Plan

June 9, 2021, 10:09 AM

House Transportation and Infrastructure Republicans aren’t happy with the water infrastructure measure set for a mark up today, Kellie Lunney reports.

Ranking member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) has criticized the bill as partisan, in part because it would authorize $50 billion over the next five years for upgrades and replacement of the nation’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, including $40 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The measure (H.R. 1915) has 60 co-sponsors, including two Republicans, Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Jeff Van Drew (N.J.).

The panel’s wastewater bill in the 116th Congress had 57 co-sponsors, four Republicans among ...

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