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Republican E&C Members Are Leading for Safe Drinking Water Infrastructure


05.18.21

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are leading to ensure key drinking water programs are funded and protected. The Drinking Water Funding for the Future Act of 2021 invests critical dollars where we can make a difference  for safe drinking water in our communities.↓

As Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change David B. McKinley (R-WV) said:

We have worked in the past to send bipartisan legislation to President Trump’s desk to modernize our drinking water systems. As we get to work on infrastructure, we should look to build on this.

The Drinking Water Funding for the Future Act will help bring safe drinking water to communities. It supports programs at both the state and federal level to modernize our drinking water infrastructure, protect public health, and target resources to disadvantaged and rural areas.

Here’s more from Republican members of Energy and Commerce on the importance of modernizing and promoting safe drinking water:

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Rep. Mullin wrote a blog where he talks about the importance of drinking water systems in America’s infrastructure and the need to invest in Indian Country’s water infrastructure.

“When you think of infrastructure, you probably think about roads, bridges, and waterways. But our nation’s drinking water systems are a vital part of American infrastructure.

“Clean water is often something we take for granted, but we cannot live without it. Our Tribes are good neighbors and can be great partners for communities when it comes to investing in drinking water systems to ensure they do not fall into disrepair.”

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“Safe drinking water is infrastructure. It’s vital we invest in our drinking water systems in Indian Country and across our nation.”

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)

“I support the Safe Drinking Water Act and want a clean reauthorization through Congress. This should be a part of any infrastructure bill that we pass in Congress.

“I’m a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has vast jurisdiction over infrastructure, including water. Everybody, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, want safe drinking water and that’s why I support this in an infrastructure bill.”

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA)

“As a former mayor of the city of Pooler, I know all too well just how vital a healthy and sustainable drinking water system is to communities and for long-term growthThe city of Pooler has grown rapidly since my time as the mayor, but that wouldn’t be possible without the backbone of safe drinking water being readily available.

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“Republicans have a plan to reauthorize these critical programs with robust funding over the next five years. Water infrastructure is essential to the future of our communities and Republicans are ready to lead.”

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