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CONGRESSIONAL EARMARKS

Since 2022, Congress has cut $2.3 billion or 42% in annual federal funding for state SRF projects to pay for congressional earmarks. Over the last two years, Congress has cut net federal funding (SRF funding plus earmarks) for clean water and/or drinking water infrastructure projects in 36 states, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia and the Territories

States with Net Cut for Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Projects:

Over the last two years, Congress cut more than $450 million in annual federal funding for clean water and drinking water infrastructure projects in 19 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. (Does not include short-term funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which ends in three years.)

States with Net Cut for Clean Water Infrastructure Projects:

Over the last two years, Congress cut more than $135 million in net federal funding for clean water infrastructure projects in six states. (Does not include short-term funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which ends in three years.)

States with Net Cut for Drinking Water Infrastructure Projects:

Over the last two years, Congress cut more than $75 million in net federal funding for drinking water infrastructure projects in 11 states. (Does not include short-term funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which ends in three years.)

States with Net Increase for Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Projects:

Over the last two years, Congress increased net federal funding by more than $492 million for clean  water and drinking water infrastructure projects in 14 states. However, eight of these states also experienced a cut in net federal funding in one year. (Does not include short-term funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which ends in three years.)

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