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May 3, 2024

Rep. Barragán Statement on Biden Administration Announcing $3 Billion in Funding to Replace Lead Pipes  


3 May 2024

Contact: Kevin G. McGuire, 202-538-2386 (mobile)

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris Administration announced $3 billion from the Infrastructure Law to identify and replace lead service lines in every state in the country.

“We’ve known for years that there is no safe level of lead exposure,” said Rep. Barragán. “The primary source of lead pollution for Americans is in outdated, lead-lined water pipes that service countless homes around the nation. With this historic investment of $3 billion, with $28.65 million to California, we can finally identify and replace these harmful pipes. I was proud to sign onto a letter to urge our leadership to fund lead pipe replacement in the Infrastructure Law.  Thank you to the Biden-Harris Administration and the EPA for prioritizing clean, safe drinking water for families.”

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Congressmember Nanette Barragán represents California’s 44th District.  She sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and works on environmental justice and healthcare issues.  She is also Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).