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Water Subcommittee to Examine the Role of Federal Agencies in Building a 21st Century Water Infrastructure for America

Washington, March 3, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington - The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold its first hearing of the 115th Congress next Thursday. Following on the broad themes emerging out of the full Committee’s kick-off hearing last month, the Subcommittee will explore the role of Federal agencies in building a water infrastructure that is ready for the challenges of the 21st century. 

The Subcommittee will examine how the Federal government, in conjunction with its partners in state and local government, can work to reduce inefficiencies and delays in project delivery; include affordability considerations in the rulemaking process; better use data and technology; and maximize benefits from existing resources.

This hearing of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, chaired by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), is entitled: “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: The Role of Federal Agencies in Water Infrastructure.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment is pleased to welcome the following witnesses to provide testimony:

  • Jerry Ellig, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University I Written Testimony
  • Kathy L. Pape, Senior Vice President, American Waterworks Company (On Behalf of The Bipartisan Policy Center) I Written Testimony
  • John Linc Stine, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, (On Behalf of the Environmental Council of the States) I Written Testimony
  • Mike Inamine, Executive Director, Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, California I Written Testimony
  • Gary McCarthy, Mayor, City of Schenectady, New York, (On Behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors) I Written Testimony
  • Jonathan Kernion, President, Cycle Construction Company, Kenner, Louisiana, (On Behalf of the Associated General Contractors) I Written Testimony
  • Kevin DeGood, Director of Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress I Written Testimony 

More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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