Water Resources Development Act of 2020

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is legislation that is essential to everyday American life.  Nearly 80 percent of traded goods that Americans rely on is moved through our Nation’s ports, harbors, and inland waterways. Projects for flood damage reduction help protect both our rural and urban communities, thus benefiting millions of Americans. And, ecosystem restoration projects restore and maintain our vital natural resources.  This work, carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is made possible through the enactment of WRDA.

WRDA is the congressional commitment to our Nation’s water infrastructure. It authorizes studies and project construction and provides guidance on agency practices.  Regular consideration of locally-driven, rigorously-studied, and nationally-significant water infrastructure is key to preserving our Nation’s economy, to protecting our communities, and to maintaining our quality of life. 

Congress has successfully enacted three consecutive WRDAs in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

With WRDA 2020, we will continue this track record and show that WRDA still works.

Further information from the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment:

Dear Colleague: Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020: Members' Day Hearing

Dear Colleague: Development of a WRDA 2020