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The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan that advanced Tuesday with a 69-30 vote in the U.S. Senate includes $15 billion to replace the lead service lines responsible for contaminating the tap water in approximately 10 million homes across the country.
However, President Joe Biden originally asked lawmakers to earmark $45 billion to fund the replacement of all of the lead service lines in the nation, estimated to be between 9.7 million and 12.8 million by the National Resources Defense Council.
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