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Lee One Of Two Senators To Vote Against Clean Water Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Mike Lee is currently getting blasted on social media for being one of only two senators who voted against the Safe Drinking Water Act.According to KUTV, critics of Lee are saying it doesn’t make sense to fight regulations that ensure everyone has excess to clean water and, if the bill wasn’t passed, the repercussions could potentially be deadly for some. 

 

Austin Searle, a Democrat looking to unseat Lee in the next election, posted on Twitter, saying “Raise your hand if you believe in clean drinking water. Sen. Mike Lee seems to not think so.”

 

Lee spoke out about his vote, saying his amendment — the State Water Rights Amendment — is a “simple, common sense solution to ensure Utah and other public lands states are guaranteed the protection of their existing water rights and a reliable water supply.”