WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader John Shimkus (R-IL), and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement on the Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act, which was signed into law by President Trump:
“This law will help ensure our state and local partners across the country have the tools they need to protect the health of their communities and reduce lead in drinking water. Importantly, this builds on our efforts last Congress at the Energy and Commerce Committee to modernize our nation’s aging drinking water infrastructure for all Americans. We applaud President Trump for signing this landmark legislation into law to strengthen access to safe drinking water,” said Walden, Shimkus, and Upton.
Last Congress, the Committee-led Drinking Water System Improvement Act was signed into law to improve the country’s aging drinking water infrastructure as well as facilitate compliance by our drinking water delivery systems.