On Tuesday, Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse and Central California’s Jim Costa penned a letter to congressional leadership urging the inclusion of critical water infrastructure in the upcoming COVID-19 stimulus package. The bipartisan letter was signed by 24 members of Congress. The letter outlines the importance of Bureau of Reclamation water infrastructure projects in addressing water storage, conservation, and delivery to rural areas and municipalities across the country.
“As we begin debate on how to restart the American economy,” the letter stated, “we believe investing in our nation’s infrastructure – and specifically water infrastructure – will create a vast opportunity to address water challenges facing communities in the rural West and across the country.”
Click Here to read the entire letter. Other Northwest lawmakers to sign the letter include eastern Washington’s Cathy McMorris Rodgers, as well as Idaho’s Russ Fulcher, and Mike Simpson.
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