Make America great again by supporting water, sewer, road, bridge infrastructure improvement laws and deny DAPL, KXL, oil pipelines .
- Elected Representatives; Senate, Congress, all levels of government.
- United States of America
On December 16, 2016, the President signed into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (“WIIN”) Act (S. 612), legislation negotiated by both parties, and overwhelmingly passed by Congress on December 10th, to provide for critical water infrastructure improvements. The WIIN Act is comprehensive legislation to address the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water resources infrastructure. It includes the Water Resources Development Act (“WRDA”) of 2016, which supports the critical missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) in overseeing the nation’s water infrastructure. In addition, the WIIN Act includes provisions aimed at improving drinking water infrastructure around the country, addressing control of coal combustion residuals, and improving water storage and delivery to help drought stricken communities. The K&L Gates policy team and the authors of this alert are available to answer any specific questions you may have and are prepared to assist clients on water infrastructure issues.
S. 612: WIIN Act passed with a vote of 78-21 on December 10, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 -- On behalf of a diverse coalition of organizations representing the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood risk management and local government sectors, we congratulate the Senate for passing S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 with a broad bi-partisan vote of 95 to 3. This strong vote reflects the wide-spread support among Members of Congress and the American people for bolstering federal investment in our nation's water infrastructure.
S. 2848 not only authorizes critical U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects that drive investment in navigation, flood management, and ecosystem restoration, it provides critical investment to help communities reduce public health risks posed by lead, targets aid to rural drinking water systems, bolsters funding for water technology innovation, jumpstarts an innovative financing program for water infrastructure projects, and makes common sense reforms to the Clean Water Act (CWA) to ensure clean water investments remain affordable to lower-income ratepayers.
We, the People of the United States of America request our Elected Representatives to help us make America great again by investing our tax dollars here in the United States of America.
Deny the presidential memorandums for DAPL, KXL and all pipelines that pose a threat to our American environment while benefiting only a few corporations.
Deny the memorandum regarding construction of the wall bordering Mexico as it is too expensive and nearly impossible based on natural geography.
We ask that you replace with :
PL 114-322, WIIN Act ; Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act
that was passed into law with an overwhelming majority vote December 16, 2016.
Legislation created for improvements to the highways, roads and bridges in America.
American’s need and deserve their tax dollars to be spent here in America to make America great.
American’s NEED clean, safe water.
We have spent decades improving the environment we do not want or need corporate greed to come before the health and safety of our Tax Paying Citizens.
Water infrastructure improvement will create long-term jobs in America and stimulate the American Economy at all levels.
Improving highways, roads and bridges at the same time we upgrade our water and sewer systems will create jobs and stimulate American steel production and American manufacturing at the level our Country needs and deserves.
We need you, our Elected Representatives to work together to create and sponsor the bills necessary to make wise use of our tax dollars to make America great again. We voted for you to protect us and our home, we need real long lasting infrastructure improvements that add to the quality of life in America while creating long term employment here in America.
The Make America great again by supporting water, sewer, road, bridge infrastructure improvement laws and deny DAPL, KXL, oil pipelines . petition to Elected Representatives; Senate, Congress, all levels of government. was written by JoAnne G and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.