House members overwhelmingly rejected infrastructure demagoguery on Tuesday by passing the conference report for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act to fund water infrastructure projects.
The bill passed 412-4, marking one of the biggest bipartisan mandates of the year. A final vote in the Senate, likely later this week, sends the bill to the president.
House leaders praised the $12.3 billion bill because it doesn't include earmarks for specific projects favored by lawmakers. Congressmen from both parties took to Twitter to champion the vote.
One of the key provisions in the bill for river projects is the shifting of funding ...