On Oct. 10, the U.S. Senate approved the America’s Water Infrastructure Act, a waterways infrastructure bill that requires reauthorization every two years, with a bipartisan 99-1 vote. The House passed the bill earlier this year, and the president is expected to sign it into law this week. The legislation authorizes at least $9 billion for critical water infrastructure projects across America, including flood protection and drinking water improvement projects.
Earlier this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., stated his intention to enact infrastructure overhaul through passage of five or six individual bills. ABC continues to advocate for policies to revitalize America’s infrastructure, and the passage of the water infrastructure bill, along with the passage and signing into law of the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
,” which contributes to Congress’s efforts to provide much-needed infrastructure reforms and funding.