HACKENSACK, N.J. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker along with U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer announced a new legislative effort to ensure drinking water in schools across the nation is clean and safe at Hackensack High School Monday.
The "Get the Lead out of Schools Act," which Booker will soon be introducing with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, establishes a grant program to help local schools replace outdated water infrastructure and ensure schools are regularly tested and consistently monitored as part of the Lead and Copper rule.
"From Flint, Michigan to here in New Jersey, we have seen the health and safety of our children jeopardized due to outdated water infrastructure," Booker said.
"The fact is, this national crisis is a direct result of our failure to adequately invest in our crumbling water infrastructure, particularly in our urban districts.
"Our children deserve better."
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