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Full Committee Markup of Water Resources Development Act Scheduled for Wednesday

Washington, D.C., May 21, 2018 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC – The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a Full Committee markup this Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 am in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building to consider H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018.

WRDA 2018 is bipartisan legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.  H.R. 8 follows the transparent process approved by Congress in the 2014 water resources law for considering proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works activities.  Consideration of WRDA legislation in 2014, 2016, and now 2018 ensures that Congress upholds its responsibility to authorize nationally important water infrastructure improvements that are more locally driven.

WRDA 2018 was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (R-LA), and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Grace Napolitano (D-CA).

More information about WRDA is available here.

A live webcast and the results of Wednesday’s markup will be posted here.

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