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House Plans Water Infrastructure Push But Faces Senate, Budget Hurdles

April 10, 2019
As lawmakers gear up to advance highway infrastructure legislation, House Democrats are planning to push new water infrastructure legislation this year to provide additional funding for utility repairs and upgrades as well as to address affordability concerns, though they are facing procedural and funding challenges. Congress last year passed two significant pieces of legislation addressing water infrastructure needs, but Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee's environment and climate change panel, told the Association of Metropolitan...

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