Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WINN) Act Passes U.S. House

Legislation includes Blum amendment to expedite Cedar Rapids flood protection

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Washington, DC, December 8, 2016 | comments

The House of Representatives today passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WINN) Act of 2016 that includes Congressman Rod Blum’s bipartisan amendment calling on the Administration to expedite the Cedar Rapids flood protection project that was authorized by Congress in 2014. WIIN passed with strong bipartisan support, with 360 yes votes and 61 no votes.

“The successful passage of WIIN that includes our Cedar Rapids amendment is another positive step in our ongoing work to encourage the Administration to prioritize the Cedar Rapids flood protection project,” said Congressman Blum. “With two major floods in just 8 years, it is clear that this project is vital to protecting the Cedar Rapids community and I hope the Administration acts quickly to fund the project that Congress has now approved twice.”

Video: Rep. Blum speaks on House floor in support of the Cedar Rapids project

More information on the Blum Cedar Rapids amendment can be found here: https://blum.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-blum-introduces-measure-expedite-cedar-rapids-flood-project

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.

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