Congressional Roundtable in Miami to Kick Off Work on Next Water Resources Development Act
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is legislation that authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out navigation, flood control, shoreline protection, hydropower, dam safety, water supply, and environmental restoration activities nationwide. This infrastructure is critical to the Nation’s competitiveness and is directly tied to job creation and economic development.
Under the leadership of the Subcommittee and the full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Congress has returned to regular order in considering this vital infrastructure legislation every two years. In 2014 and 2016, bipartisan WRDA bills became law under Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA).
The roundtable discussion, entitled “America’s Water Resources Infrastructure: Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act,” will bring together bipartisan leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, Members of the regional Florida Congressional Delegation, and public and private stakeholders for a policy discussion on water infrastructure needs and challenges states and communities face in addressing those needs.
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Stakeholders (Updated 10/27/17):
WHAT: Roundtable policy discussion of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to discuss concepts for Congress’ next Water Resources Development Act. Media availability with Committee members to follow immediately at the end of the event.
WHERE: Cruise Terminal B, Port Miami, 1751 North Cruise Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2017
WEBCAST: A live webcast of the roundtable will be available here.
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