From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):
The committee passed the 5-year, $500 billion bill 35-11 Thursday, but no decision has been made on full House consideration. The Senate passed the bill last month.
“My amendment seeks to expand access to private financing options for rural communities to build new water infrastructure or rebuild the existing water infrastructure. Once in effect, this will ensure clean, safe and reliable water supplies for rural communities, and create needed jobs in the process,” Tipton said. Tipton’s amendment would direct USDA to encourage lenders to finance rural water and waste disposal projects…
It also encourages the USDA to focus its own resources on the neediest communities.
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