BlueGreen Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Buy America Provision in S.2800, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today advanced America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018 with the inclusion of a permanent extension of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund’s Buy America provision.

May 22, 2018

In response, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:

“The BlueGreen Alliance is thrilled to see continued bipartisan support for this commonsense domestic content requirement. The permanent extension of Buy America in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is a win for U.S. workers, the environment, and the economy.

“Buy America provisions have a long-standing history of bolstering American manufacturing and creating quality, family-sustaining jobs in this country. Expanding these requirements permanently to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund will ensure that the critical investments needed in America’s drinking water infrastructure will support and create family-sustaining jobs here at home, boost American manufacturing, and bolster the American economy.

“This bill notably also includes several provisions aimed at driving further water infrastructure investments, including natural infrastructure.  Our water infrastructure systems are in dire need of repair. Fixing them will ensure all Americans have access to clean, safe drinking water, protect public health, and create good jobs.”