WRRDA Sails Through House

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), H.R. 3080, passed the House of Representatives on
Wednesday with an overwhelming 417-3 vote. The $8.2 billion bill would authorize  port, dam, flood protection and environmental projects throughout the country, as well as drastically reduce the time it takes for project approvals by consolidating or eliminating duplicative studies, permitting concurrent reviews, and streamlining environmental reviews. Additionally, the bill would incrementally increase expenditures out of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund so that our nation’s ports can remain competitive on a global level.  Finally, to prevent the bill from adding to the deficit, the WRRDA
deauthorizes $12 billion worth of projects from past water infrastructure bills. Click here to read more.