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Water Funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Ignites Concern

July 29, 2021, 5:00 PM

Top House Democrats expressed unhappiness with the scant details on funding for wastewater and drinking water a day after senators announced a bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

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

The Senate Wednesday night voted to move 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 ...

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