Cities Applaud House Passage of Water Resources Bill, Urge Swift Conference Action

WASHINGTON — Following the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 5303 — the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes critical U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects and provides $170 million in relief aid to restore potable water to the City of Flint, Michigan — the National League of Cities (NLC) released the following statement:
 
"The National League of Cities applauds the bipartisan agreement on a water bill that provides funding for crucial water infrastructure projects and relief for the City of Flint," said Clarence Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC). "Improved water infrastructure is essential to keeping our cities strong, our local economies vibrant and our residents healthy. We urge the conference committee to act swiftly, so that a final bill will land on the president's desk soon."

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