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WRDA bills may advance in Congress

WRDA bills may advance in Congress

May 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

House and Senate versions of legislation to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) could receive committee markups in each chamber this week, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is expected to vote on its 2018 reauthorization WRDA, knownRead More

NACWA: Army Corps funding bill includes clean water priorities

NACWA: Army Corps funding bill includes clean water priorities

May 14, 2018 at 9:28 am 0 comments

  The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced its 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) last week, called “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.” WRDA authorizes individual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) water resources projects and is considered a “must-pass” bill every two years. While this USACERead More

Obama signs WIIN Act authorizing Flint funding

Obama signs WIIN Act authorizing Flint funding

December 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

In December, President Barack Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law. The bill authorizes $170 million for communities facing drinking water emergencies, including funding for Flint, Mich., to recover from the lead contamination in its drinking water system.   The legislation also authorizes otherRead More

Will Congress Pass Final WRDA Bill in 2016?

Will Congress Pass Final WRDA Bill in 2016?

November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Lawmakers return to Washington this week with the goal of quickly wrapping up the year’s remaining unfinished business. The top “must-pass” item on the agenda is a continuing resolution (CR) that is expected to keep the federal government operating largely at current funding levels through the end of March. RepublicanRead More

Water Sector Awaits WRDA Approval in Congress

Water Sector Awaits WRDA Approval in Congress

October 3, 2016 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 (H.R. 5303). The bill is comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to address the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water resources infrastructure. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 399Read More

Senate Committee Approves Water Resources Development Act of 2016

Senate Committee Approves Water Resources Development Act of 2016

June 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

In April, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) by a strong, bipartisan vote of 19-1. The main purpose of the bill is to authorize a variety of public works, navigation and environmental restoration projects by the U.S. Army CorpsRead More

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