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As House Clears WRDA, Senators Cite Hurricane Relief To Press For Vote

September 13, 2018
As the House moved quickly to approve compromise legislation reauthorizing EPA's drinking water infrastructure program, top senators are citing the bill's hurricane-related provisions to make the case for a speedy vote in the upper chamber. “This legislation is especially important as Hurricane Florence threatens the East Coast,” Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) said Sept. 13. “Provisions in this bill will boost flood control and increase water storage. Both are critical in the preparation for and...

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