WASHINGTON — A bipartisan team of House transportation leaders have introduced legislation to spend $13.8 billion over five years on water infrastructure through the State Revolving Fund.

The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2013 is sponsored by Reps. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., Nick Rahall, D-W. Va., Don Young, R-Alaska, and Peter King, R-N.Y., The bill would provide for a large injection into the federal pool of capital that feeds state revolving loan funds used to help finance water and wastewater programs, as well as provide for a new federal loan program and other water infrastructure quality improvements.

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