The Cleveland Plain Dealer has highlighted provisions authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) that were included in a water infrastructure package passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday. The provisions give state and local governments more flexibility to repay federal loans for water infrastructure repairs, and help disadvantaged communities better finance their water infrastructure projects.
The larger package also included projects for Lake Erie and efforts to stop invasive Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes.
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Congress Signs Off on Water Bill with Projects to Help Lake Erie
“The U.S. Senate on Wednesday signed off on legislation that authorizes federal spending for water projects and demands that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promptly release a long-awaited final report on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
“The legislation, which was previously approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, contains language that would require the Corps to "make every effort" to comply with a February deadline to release its Brandon Road Study on how to keep Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes and threatening its $7 billion fishing industry.”
The article continues, “The bill also contains provisions authored by Bowling Green GOP Rep. Bob Latta that give state and local governments more flexibility to repay federal loans for water infrastructure repairs, and help disadvantaged communities better finance their water infrastructure projects.
"Fixing and upgrading their water infrastructure is a significant issue that many Ohio communities face," said a statement from Latta.”
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