Despite Infrastructure Deal, Carper Renews Push For Additional Spending

July 28, 2021
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the chamber’s environment committee chair, is warning that the newly announced $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal includes too little funding for environmental justice (EJ) and other priorities while water utilities are pressing to maintain previously approved funding, teeing up further battles over the current bill or a reconciliation measure. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Rob Portman (R-OH), the two lead Senate negotiators, announced midday July 28 that a group of 10 bipartisan senators had reached agreement...

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