A $35 billion water infrastructure bill that passed the Senate with huge margins remains stuck in the House, caught in a larger debate about federal spending.

The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 would provide money for wastewater, sewage, drinking water, groundwater and water reclamation projects.

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Mike White

A short internet search showed the reasons why Lee and Cruz voted against the bill. There are provisions that would give the federal government too much control over local water, e.g., making it easier for the federal government to assume control over local water systems and sources, and allowing the President to declare an area as a Monument so that the federal government to take over state and private lands.

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