Barrasso: Environmental Innovation & Water Infrastructure Bills are Result of Bipartisan Cooperation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) delivered the following remarks on the inclusion of bipartisan environmental innovation legislation and bipartisan water infrastructure legislation in the bill to fund the government.

Barrasso is chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). 

Senator Barrasso’s excerpts:

“I come to the Senate floor today to discuss critical parts of today’s government funding bill before us this week. 

“These are the result of bipartisan work at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. 

“The first is historic, bipartisan climate innovation legislation.

“And the second is comprehensive legislation to upgrade America’s water infrastructure.

“I’m going to talk about two different things. 

“One is the climate innovation legislation and then what is commonly known as the WRDA bill –the Water Resource Development Act. 

“The Republicans and Democrats on this committee have worked together to reduce emissions through innovation – not taxation, not regulation – but do it through innovation.   

“Free market innovation – not punishing government regulations. 

“I believe that is the best way to go as we address the challenges of our environment and our climate.



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