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House and Senate negotiators reach agreement on water infrastructure bill

Senate and House lawmakers on Monday night reached an agreement on a bipartisan water infrastructure bill that will reauthorize billions of dollars in federal spending on ports, harbors, and waterways as well as deauthorize inefficient spending on water projects.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and committee ranking member Sen. Tom Carper(D-Del.), along with House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster(R-Pa.) and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), on Monday announced agreement on America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.
The water infrastructure bill is one of three appropriations bills that lawmakers plan to pass this week in order to help avert or scale back a government shutdown in October.
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