Making Our Case on Capitol Hill

Today, as you read this post, CWC members and legislative staff are on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Congress from around the country. Members are confronting legislators and their staffs face-to-face, making the case for critically needed federal water infrastructure funding. Among the issues they will address with lawmakers are those we have covered here before:  the importance of lifting the cap on private activity bonds for water and wastewater infrastructure projects; the compelling need to increase EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund; and the urgency of supporting public private partnerships and other innovative financing mechanisms for water infrastructure projects. As we have pointed out repeatedly before, federal spending on U.S. water infrastructure has been declining at a time when we desperately need it to be increasing, not only for our public health but for our economy. CWC members and staff will be emphasizing that point to Congress in person this week, and we urge you to join us – get involved by contacting your own Senator or Representative and insisting that he or she take action on this critically important issue!

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About Clean Water Council

The Clean Water Council (CWC) is a group of national organizations representing underground construction contractors design professionals, manufacturers and suppliers, labor unions and other committed to ensuring a high quality of life through sound environmental infrastructure. Working in concert, CWC's 39 national organizations, advocate federal legislation and policies that will promote clean water and improve the nation's failing infrastructure.​
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