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In their own words: Local leaders urge Congress to act on climate

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In their own words: Local leaders urge Congress to act on climate

More than 250 local and state government officials, health professionals, small business owners, academics and environmental groups from 34 states plus the District of Columbia sent a letter to Congress on Thursday, February 17, 2022 urging them to quickly pass legislation to address climate change. Here's how climate change is impacting their communities, in their own words.

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Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

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Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system.  The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.  

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House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

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House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.

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House bill aims to expand public transit service nationwide

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House bill aims to expand public transit service nationwide

ATLANTA -- In an effort to improve public transit service for riders across the country, Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia introduced a bill Tuesday that would put billions of federal dollars toward local transit operations. This bill, titled “Stronger Communities Through Better Transit Act,” creates a new grant program designed to increase the frequency and hours of public transit service nationwide.

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