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On Sunday, August 8, by a vote of 68 to 29, the U.S. Senate cleared a final procedural hurdle to pass the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which will provide nearly $1.2 trillion in funding for the nation’s infrastructure. Approximately, $550 billion of the total is new funding to be spent over the next five years. Sunday’s vote sets in motion the final vote to pass the bill late Monday night or Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday, August 10, the U.S. Senate voted 69 to 30 to pass this bill.
On Wednesday, March 24, the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee passed a bi-partisan package of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and water reuse infrastructure funding program.
This bill would create grants and loan guarantees to for WRRFs to pay for the installation of power generation technology, such as biogas recovery and other innovative equipment. WEF worked with the Sen. Merkley’s office to create the bill.