President Trump expected to sign water infrastructure bill

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President Trump is expected to sign a water infrastructure bill that was passed by every Senator but one. 

The bill would authorize more than 6 billion dollars in spending over 10 years.

The water projects include updating ports, sewage systems, dams and harbors, as well as ensuring safer drinking water.

The bill’s author, Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso, says smaller rural communities will be able to access federal dollars for local water projects more easily.

The Senate passed the bill 99 to 1—Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee cast the only “No” vote.

Lee said in a statement the bill “Prioritizes a series of local projects that should be funded and maintained by local government…and it is not the much needed reform that national water infrastructure needs.”

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