AGC-Backed $20 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill Introduced in House

On Mar. 5, the AGC supported bipartisan Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019 introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) along with Reps. Napolitano (D-Calif.), Don Young (R-Alaska), and John Katko (R-N.Y.). The legislation would provide over $20 billion in federal assistance for the construction, repair and replacement of wastewater, stormwater conveyance and treatment facilities. In addition to increased funding, the bill also has the potential to create 500,000 quality construction, engineering and manufacturing jobs. AGC is working to include this bill in a potentially large infrastructure package.

This bill was introduced ahead of the Mar. 7 House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment hearing entitled, The Clean Water State Revolving Fund: How Federal Infrastructure Investment Can Help Communities Modernize Water Infrastructure and Address Affordability Challenges The hearing examined the current state of our clean water systems, the backlog of clean water infrastructure needs and the infrastructure affordability challenges facing communities and American households.

For more information, contact Allen Gray at (703) 837-5321 or allen.gray@agc.org.


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