(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and more than 75House Members in sending a letter to Congressional Leadership requesting that Congress prioritize water infrastructure funding to local water providers and provide assistance to ensure that no American goes without water service due to an inability to pay during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Members wrote: "A robust water infrastructure funding program would not only help protect the public’s health, but it would also provide long-term economic stimulus to our country. According to the Clean Water Council, every $1 billion in water infrastructure investment creates an estimated 20,003 to 26,669 jobs and can have far-reaching economic benefits, tripling in size with total demand for goods and services reaching an estimated $2.87 to $3.46 billion."

Full text of the letter can be found here.