Senate

Laxalt Opposes Nevada Water Infrastructure Upgrades

According to the Nevada Appeal, Nevada is set to receive $71.6 million, “for water infrastructure repairs and upgrades,” as part of President Biden and congressional Democrats’ Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. 

While Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has championed these provisions, Republican candidate Adam Laxalt has been clear that, despite the law’s benefits for Nevadans, “I still don’t support it.

On top of opposing millions of dollars for water infrastructure, Laxalt is against investing billions to create good-paying jobs and expand the state’s roads, bridges, and high-speed internet.

Nevada Appeal: Nevada to receive $71 million in water infrastructure funding

December 07, 2021

Key Points

  • “Nevada will receive $71.6 million in 2022 through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for water infrastructure repairs and upgrades.”
  • “The letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak from EPA Administrator Michael Reagan urges the state to focus on projects that remove lead from drinking water as well as chemical contaminants.”
  • “The funding is part of the $50 billion in the infrastructure package for water programs and initiatives nationwide.”
  • “Reagan’s letter said nearly half of the funding is in the form of grants or principal forgiveness loans to encourage investing in underserved communities.”
  • “The 2022 allocation is the first of five years of water infrastructure investments.”

Read the full report here.

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