Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., introduced the Clean Water Trust bill, H.R. 4560, which would create a dedicated, deficit-neutral Clean Water Trust Fund, similar to those that successfully finance highways and airports. It would “provide for increased investment in critical water infrastructure, improvements in technology and management, greater funding for critical regional programs, and increased attention to fishable uses.”

The bill was referred to three House committees: Transportation & Infrastructure, Resources, and Budget.