WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today applauded the Senate passage by a 89-2 vote of S. 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (DWWIA), bipartisan legislation to invest in our nation’s water infrastructure.
DWWIA is the first infrastructure bill approved by the Senate this Congress, and the first bill passed by Congress to advance the goals of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. The legislation has broad support from bipartisan congressional leaders, the Biden White House, environmental advocates, business leaders, and labor unions.
“This bipartisan bill invests in strengthening our nation’s water systems to foster economic growth, build climate-resilient infrastructure, and help ensure that all Americans have access to clean, safe water,” said Senator Carper. “Our water bill gets to the heart of President Biden’s message to our nation last night: we need to work across the aisle to find lasting, bipartisan solutions to the issues facing the American people, and by doing so, build a better future for all. I’m proud that our committee has led the charge in that effort by today’s Senate passage of the first infrastructure bill of this Congress.”
Watch Senator Carper’s full floor remarks on the legislation here.