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Pallone on Water Infrastructure Bill Signing

Oct 23, 2018
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law:

“The America’s Water Infrastructure Act includes a number of priorities Democrats fought for, including reauthorizing the Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund for the first time in 20 years and providing significant new funding to state and local governments in dire need of federal assistance.

“During negotiations Democrats pushed to include important provisions in the law to ensure that this funding gets to the communities that need it most by raising the cap on special assistance to disadvantaged communities and setting a floor for such assistance to guarantee help for those communities in the future.  

“While this bill won’t solve all of our drinking water challenges, it makes significant steps forward that will benefit American families and the environment.”

HERE is a list of key priorities included in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.