House Committee Clears $50B Clean Water BillAlthough White House negotiations with Senate Republicans over a wide-ranging infrastructure package...

House Committee Clears $50B Clean Water BillAlthough White House negotiations with Senate Republicans over a wide-ranging infrastructure package...House Committee Clears $50B Clean Water Bill

Although White House negotiations with Senate Republicans over a wide-ranging infrastructure package have broken down, Congress is making progress on more targeted, though still significant, infrastructure bills.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) on June 9 approved one major measure, authorizing $50 billion over five years for wastewater, sewer-overflow and other water infrastructure projects.

The House committee cleared the water infrastructure bill on a 42-25 vote. It was somewhat bipartisan, with five Republicans joining Democrats as “aye” votes.

But the panel’s top GOP member, Sam Graves of Missouri, criticized the Democratic majority for not including many Republican priorities.