RECENT VOTES

Water Quality

On Thursday, March 12, the House considered H.R. 1262: Federal Water Pollution Control Act Authorization amendments. This measure invests in improvements to water quality and has the potential to create approximately 480,000 employment opportunities over the next five years. H.R. 1262 includes provisions from four bills that passed in the House during the last Congress but never cleared the Senate. It authorizes $13.8 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which provides communities with loans for wastewater improvement and water pollution projects. It also authorizes funding for pilot projects designed to increase the level of usable water and funding for sewer overflow control grants.

Many communities all across America are dealing with aging water infrastructure in need of replacement or repair and H.R. 1262 provides the framework to address these issues. I voted YES. H.R. 1262 passed in the House and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

244

0

0

9

REPUBLICAN

73

101

0

4

TOTAL

317

101

0

13

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

10

0

0

0