Omnibus funding bills boosts water infrastructure spending

March 2018

Congress is moving toward passage of a $1.3-trillion fiscal 2018 spending package that would increase funds for an array of federal infrastructure programs—including transportation, water and buildings—by a total of $21.2 billion.

The legislation, the product of bipartisan negotiations, cleared the House on March 22 by a 256-167 vote. It next goes to the Senate for a floor vote.

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