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House Democrats Eye Water Subsidies But GOP Fears EPA Rate-Setting Role

March 08, 2019
Key House Democrats are exploring the possibility of creating an EPA program for low-income households to help them pay for water and sewer services, a plan that previously has won bipartisan support in the Senate though House Republicans are questioning whether the plan would give the agency a role in setting local rates. “We . . . need to explore whether the federal government can play a role in helping subsidize the cost of clean water at a household level,...

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