Senate panel unanimously approves water infrastructure bill

May 2018

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday unanimously passed its bipartisan water infrastructure bill, putting the biennial legislation on track in the upper chamber.

The panel’s bill, unveiled earlier this month, comes as President Trump’s sweeping infrastructure plan appears to be on ice.

Lawmakers are now turning to their biennial pursuit of water infrastructure legislation, a bill Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) referenced when discussing how Congress would work towards achieving the president’s rebuilding framework.

“Our committee has taken an important step towards improving America’s water infrastructure,” Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said in a statement.

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