Washington, D.C.—Spokane (WA) Mayor David Condon will testify on behalf of the United States Conference of Mayors before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “The Clean Water State Revolving Fund: How Federal Infrastructure Investment Can Help Communities Modernize Water Infrastructure and Address Affordability Challenges.”
Mayor Condon will speak to the financial burden clean water mandates have on distressed communities and households, stressing the need for Congress to provide more flexibility and funding to cities as they try to comply with the requirements. While passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2018 recognized the importance of investment in local water priorities, there still exists a lack of resources at all levels of government. Mayor Condon will suggest that the gaps in funding that continue to be unmet can be addressed if EPA and the States give municipalities greater flexibility, including the implementation of a vibrant integrated planning and permitting approach.
Earlier this year, the Conference developed five infrastructure priorities for the 116th Congress. The plan focuses on transportation, water, energy, and community development infrastructure along with tax reform around local infrastructure investment.
Spokane (WA) Mayor David Condon Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET
House Capitol Visitor Center, Room 210 | First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20515
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