Senator Jeff Merkley visits the Portland Water Bureau to rally support for his new proposal to improve community water services while putting Oregonians back to work. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, WIFIA, is based on an existing program that funds transportation programs. Merkley hopes to find bipartisan support. Merkley's plan aimed to increase community access to low-interest, government-backed loans needed to water projects. He hopes to gain bipartisan support heading into the 2013 Congress.