Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to Hold Members’ Day Hearing on Proposals for WRDA 2020
Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), announced that the Subcommittee will hold a Members’ Day Hearing to examine Members’ priorities in development of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA).
This hearing is an opportunity for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight issues of importance in their district as it relates to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Testimony from this hearing will inform the Committee in the development of a new WRDA, which the Committee expects to approve this year.
WRDA is legislation that is essential to the everyday lives of Americans and our economy. Nearly 80 percent of traded goods move through our Nation’s ports, harbors, and inland waterways. Projects for flood damage reduction help protect both our rural and urban communities, benefiting millions of Americans. And, ecosystem restoration projects restore and maintain our vital natural resources. This important work, carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is made possible through the enactment of WRDA. For more information on WRDA 2020 click here.
More information about the hearing, including Member testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, can be found here once available.
“Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020:
Members’ Day Hearing”
Thursday, February 27, 2020
2167 Rayburn House Office Building
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