WASHINGTON -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would create a revolving loan program that states can use to finance construction and modernization of drinking water treatment systems.

The bill, which passed 43 to 1. would reauthorize the Safe Drinking Water Act through fiscal 1997 and authorize $3.6 billion for the state revolving loan funds.

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