S. 3021, "America's Infrastructure Water Act of 2018"

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:30pm

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports S. 3021, “America’s Infrastructure Water Act of 2018.”

This bipartisan legislation would ensure that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is able to continue its vital Civil Works programs, including navigation, flood risk management, recreation, infrastructure, and environmental stewardship. This bill would also authorize 15 new Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects and would continue Congress’ past commitment to authorize new water infrastructure projects every two years. The bill also includes important provisions to modernize the nation’s drinking water infrastructure, including improvements to the state drinking water revolving loan program.

The Chamber also applauds provisions to encourage the use of clean, baseload hydropower by streamlining the burdensome approval process. We also support reauthorization of and improvements to the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.

The Chamber urges swift passage of this important legislation.

Sincerely,

Neil L. Bradley