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Resolution On Debt Limit Should Not Impact Clean Water Programs

Apr 28, 2023

Congress is in deep negotiations on an end game to resolve differences over raising the borrowing authority, the debt limit, for the federal government. The Hill reported on April 26, 2023, “Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell(Ky.) tried to ratchet up the pressure on President BidenWednesday to negotiate with Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on legislation to raise the debt limit and made clear he doesn’t plan to step in to resolve the impasse.” The negotiations will likely end up with a deal that limits some spending programs.  State and local governments are having difficulty funding clean water programs and Congress should listen to clean water utilities' pleas for Congress to preserve and find new resources to address local challenges.
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