WRDA 2022

WRDA 2022
Water Resources Development Act

On May 16, 2022, Committee leaders introduced the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 (H.R. 7776), a bipartisan bill that includes projects to improve the Nation’s ports and harbors, inland waterway navigation, flood and storm protection, and other water resources infrastructure, as well as policy reforms related to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program.

On June 8, 2022, the House of Representatives approved WRDA 2022 by a vote of 384 to 37.

WRDA projects have national, regional, and local significance and help strengthen the Nation’s global competitiveness, grow the economy, move goods throughout the country and abroad, protect communities, and create jobs.  Congress has passed a bipartisan WRDA every two years since 2014.

WRDA 2022 Bill Text
WRDA 2022 Bill Section by Section

More Information:
  • June 26, 2022: Ranking Member David Rouzer op-ed in the Hill -- House-passed WRDA provides tangible solutions for all Americans
  • June 8, 2022: House Approves the Water Resources Development Act of 2022
  • May 18, 2022: Committee Approves the Water Resources Development Act of 2022
  • May 17, 2022: Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022
  • February 4, 2022 Dear Colleague -- Republican Member requirements for environmental infrastructure (EI) project submissions
  • February 2, 2022 Dear Colleague -- Member Request Submission Process for WRDA 2022 (including link to project submission portal)
  • Instructions for submitting project requests through the database
  • January 13, 2022 Dear Colleague -- Development of a Water Resources Development Act of 2022
  • More about WRDA 2020

  • Hearings & Markups:
  • May 18, 2022 Markup -- Full Committee Markup of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022
  • March 16, 2022 Hearing -- Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2022: Members' Day
  • February 8, 2022 Hearing -- Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2022: Stakeholder Priorities
  • January 12, 2022 Hearing -- Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2022: Administration Priorities

  • Support for WRDA 2022:
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • American Association of Port Authorities
  • Florida Ports Council
  • Lake Carriers’ Association
  • American Waterways Operators
  • Waterways Council, Inc.
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Central Valley Flood Protection Board
  • National Water Supply Alliance
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Multnomah County Drainage District
  • City of Newport, Oregon
  • United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • International Union of Operating Engineers
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Coalition of groups supporting a national low-head dam inventory and program
  • Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnerships
  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • Interstate Council on Water Policy
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies
  • Public Power Council
  • Fairfax Water
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
  • Port of Portland
  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • National Audubon Society
  • Agricultural Retailers Association 
  • American Chemistry Council 
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Water Resources Association
  • American Society of Landscape Architects