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Hearing to Focus on Water Resources Infrastructure & Corps of Engineers Reports

Washington, D.C., August 31, 2018 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC – On Friday, September 7th, the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will meet to receive testimony from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on Chief’s Reports received from the Corps.  Congressional review of these reports, along with an explanation of the process by which the Corps develops its projects, is a necessary step in the finalizations of a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

In June, the House overwhelmingly passed its WRDA bill, H.R. 8, by a vote of 408-2.  Friday’s hearing is a necessary step in the WRDA process that will ensure congressional review requirements set forth in the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act are met. 

The hearing of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, chaired by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), is entitled, “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Resources Projects and Policies, Part II.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses will include:

  • Major General Scott Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General, Civil and Emergency Operations, United States Army Corps of Engineers

More information about the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing, including a witness list, testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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