Senator Toomey's Statement on the Water Resources Bill

Published 05/23 2014 01:56PM

Updated 05/23 2014 02:01PM

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement about the Senate passage of the bipartisan water resources bill.
“Today, I voted for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which is a step forward for both fiscal responsibility and important projects in Pennsylvania. The bill reduces total authorized spending levels by cutting funding for low-priority projects while increasing funding for higher-priority projects in Pennsylvania.
“From dredging the Delaware River, to restoring and maintaining Western Pennsylvania’s locks and dams, water infrastructure is essential to our state.
“This bipartisan legislation is a win for both Pennsylvania and the American taxpayer. Congressman Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, deserves much credit for his leadership in crafting a bill that funds $12 billion worth of badly needed infrastructure improvement projects in a fiscally responsible manner.

“In addition to water infrastructure construction, this legislation includes other provisions that I also championed such as giving federal and local agencies the tools they need to prevent the invasive Asian Carp species from reaching Lake Erie and important permitting reforms for Pennsylvania energy producers.”

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