This time for clean water….
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $35 billion bill designed to bolster states’ water infrastructure with a bipartisan 89-2 vote.
The only two senators to vote against the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act were Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas.
One of the bill’s authors, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., said the legislation will “foster economic growth, build climate-resilient infrastructure, and help ensure that all Americans have access to clean, safe water.”
The bill dedicates billions of dollars to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the country.
“Millions of Americans do not have consistent access to clean drinking water. Many more live in areas where a single storm or natural disaster could devastate weak and archaic infrastructure, leading to an outright catastrophe,” the bipartisan Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works said in a statement supporting the bill.
The legislation includes nearly $30 billion in funding for clean water and drinking water revolving loan funds and an additional $6 billion in grant funding….