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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Water Funds in Infrastructure Spark Concern

July 30, 2021, 10:13 AM

Top House Democrats expressed unhappiness with the scant details on funding for wastewater and drinking water, as lawmakers wait for more information on the bipartisan infrastucture deal.

“We are waiting to see some text,” Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said yesterday during a call with reporters. “It would be nice. Normally when you vote to move a bill, you actually have a bill.”

The Senate is moving toward debate on a $550 billion infrastructure measure that includes $55 billion for water needs, including the replacement of lead service lines and pipes across the country. But it’s still unclear ...

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