Congresswoman Angie Craig’s Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Water Pollution Moves Out of Committee

March 27, 2019
Press Release
Bill would increase funds for communities to implement voluntary conservation programs to reduce water pollution

WASHINGTON [03/27/19] – Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s first bipartisan bill, H.R. 1331, the Local Water Protection Act, was brought under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Introduced alongside Republican Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18), the bill would reauthorize and increase voluntary grant funds for local and state governments to implement conservation improvements and decrease water pollution caused by snowmelt and storm runoff.

“I am so proud to see this critical piece of legislation move forward,” said Rep. Craig. “As Minnesotans, the four seasons have taught us that snowmelt and rainfall are nature’s vehicles that can increase pollutants in our local waters. We all have a desire to keep our waters clean which is why I’m proud to increase voluntary conservation opportunities for our communities.”

The Local Water Protection Act increases a voluntary grant fund designed to give local and state governments the flexibility to make conservation practice improvements aimed at decreasing water pollutants through partnerships within their communities.

You can learn more about the Local Water Protection Act here.