AGC of America Pushes Passage of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

April 30, 2014

On April 29, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Major General John Peabody testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to review 11 new Chief of Engineers’ reports. These reports represent the final step necessary before Congress considers authorizing a civil works project for construction. Reports indicate that this hearing was the last hoop necessary to jump through before Congress can pass a final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

For more information on these projects, click here. Congress may consider authorizing these projects—whether in full, in part, or not at all—in its final WRDA bill. To view the 23 projects that will likely be included in a final WRDA bill, see pages 155 through 160 of the House WRDA bill.

A conference committee consisting of members of the House and Senate have been working on reconciling differences between their chambers versions of a WRDA bill since November 2013. AGC has been and continues to press for prompt enactment of a final WRDA bill.

Source:  AGC of America

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