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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:48 PM

Senate votes to open floodgates, passes bipartisan $35 billion water infrastructure bill

Source: NBC News

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $35 billion bill designed to bolster states' water infrastructure with a bipartisan 89-2 vote.

The only two senators to vote against the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act were Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas.

One of the bill's authors, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., said the legislation will "foster economic growth, build climate-resilient infrastructure, and help ensure that all Americans have access to clean, safe water."

The bill dedicates billions of dollars to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the country.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-votes-to-open-floodgates-passes-bipartisan-dollar35-billion-water-infrastructure-bill/ar-BB1gcfrq?li=BBnb7Kz



If Senators Lee and Cruz like dirty water so much I'll send them some next time I get my septic tank pumped.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:58 PM

1. Cruz and Lee wallow in dirty water every day.

They don't want lose one of their favorite watering holes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:23 PM

2. Something passed in the Senate!

Wow! Mitch voted for it too?
Sounds like the Repubs know that stonewalling everything Biden and the Democrats propose is not a winning strategy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:43 PM

3. Should have been a whole lot more, the water industry is in terrible shape . . .

hope it's only the start of a good deal more support for the nation.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:36 PM

4. They'll be using this one bipartisan bill to vote no on all the rest. They just passed a public

campaign test for 2022 that they think will disprove their reputation for obstructing lawmaking.

They'll get to proclaim "see? we can govern, too."
They'll claim that Democrats are lying about wanting bipartisanship, and will say for all future bills that the Dems don't "compromise" the way they have.

This is lucy's football held down, which will in the future be yanked every time we charlies 'hope' the lucys will hold it.

As for the rest of the party, the red state battleground level will doggedly persist to "prove" Trump won with a private ninja force taking over publicly owned election ballot counting, to keep belief in Biden's illegitimacy, and their voting base's denials, suspicions and grievances alive.

Even as police murder and mass shootings might recede, the unvaccinated will keep waiting and suffering with pride.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:45 PM

5. This makes two bipartisan bills.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way, GQP...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:34 PM

6. Excellent news, long overdue. What are we? some third world country without clean water to drink?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:22 AM

7. Figures that Lee and Cruz would be against it.

They're two of the biggest shits in the Washington cesspool.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:48 AM

8. I'm going to assume that Rand Paul was one of the nine that didn't vote

I was certain that he was one of the two

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Response to rpannier (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:54 AM

9. You might say they're washing their hands of the problem

Being a water bill and all.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:35 AM

10. Hard to vote against clean water

long past due...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:30 AM

11. We are running out of fresh water

How about a few desalination plants along the coasts?!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:40 AM

12. Flint exposed a lot of the problems with lead water lines

Lead lines are a problem in Pittsburgh, too, and I'm sure many other municipalities.

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