Hearing

Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2024: Members’ Day Hearing

2167 Rayburn House Office Building

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0 Thursday, January 11, 2024 @ 10:00 | Contact: Justin Harclerode 202-225-9446

This is a hearing of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

Witness list (subject to change):
  • U.S. Rep. Carol Miller (WV-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil (WI-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Ed Case (HI-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (LA-03) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Erin Houchin (IN-09) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Russell Fry (SC-07) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Eric Sorenson (IL-17) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota (NY-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Costa (CA-21) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Kevin Mullin (CA-15) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Donald Davis (NC-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (IL-15) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. James C. Moylan (Guam) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (CA-47) | Written Testimony
  • Testimony submitted for the record:

  • U.S Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Luis Correa (CA-46) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL-07) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Gabe Amo (RI-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Greg Landsman (OH-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX-37) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) | Written Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At-large) | Witness Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-08) | Witness Testimony
  • U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-18) | Written Testimony
  • Opening remarks, as prepared, of Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (R-NC):

    Today’s hearing marks the third in a series this subcommittee is holding in preparation for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024. Last month, we heard from representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers and national stakeholders in our first two WRDA hearings.

    As one of our witnesses wisely said in our last hearing, WRDA is the most important piece of legislation that most Americans have never heard of. On the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, we are proud to work hard and draft a WRDA regularly. In fact, since 2014, Congress has passed a WRDA bill every two years.

    In addition to being on a dependable and predictable schedule, these bills have been bipartisan and consensus-based, making life a little easier for stakeholders and communities across the country. I look forward to continuing this tradition and working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass another WRDA bill this year.

    WRDA is a critical legislative vehicle, ensuring communities’ water resources needs are met nationwide. Navigation, flood control, beach nourishment, ecosystem restoration, hydropower, water supply, and recreation at Corps facilities are all important issues we will address in this year’s WRDA. In other words, our nation needs WRDAs to keep our communities safe and functional.

    I look forward to hearing directly from my Congressional colleagues on the priorities important to them and their constituents and how they will benefit communities across our country. I thank each and every one of them for taking time out of their busy schedule to be with us today.

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