Statement: U.S. Senate spending bill falls short of national clean water needs


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U.S. Senate Republicans introduced the Interior and Environment subcommittee spending bill Tuesday. The proposal fails to increase funding levels for either the Clean Water or Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. The Senate’s spending bill differs from those introduced by the House, which included an additional $11 billion for water infrastructure to prevent sewage overflows and drinking water contamination from lead and other sources. 

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