WRDA Passage Good Step, But Work Remains
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, including provisions on climate resilience and affordability in economically disadvantaged, minority, and rural communities.
In response to the vote, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“We welcome House passage of WRDA as a positive step toward addressing the appalling state of our nation’s water infrastructure. While the bill makes strides to improve resilience in the face of climate change and to ensure that access is clean water is affordable to all, much work remains. Congress should prioritize additional funding for state revolving funds and Safe Drinking Water Act programs and a permanent Buy America provision in the Drinking Water State Revolving fund to ensure these investments create good-paying jobs here in the United States.”