House reauthorizes federal waterways spending for first time in six years
The House has passed its version of a bill that reauthorizes federal waterways spending for the first time since 2007, our sister site, Better Roads, reports.
The bill, H.R. 3080, is an $8.2 billion measure that will authorizes work to begin on 23 water infrastructure projects the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been studying, and it increases federal spending on another project on the border between Illinois and Kentucky.
The measure, also known as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), has no earmarks, will accelerate environmental reviews, and delays at least $12 billion of inactive projects the last water bill approved.
WRRDA only authorizes spending for the water infrastructure projects. The congressional appropriations committees will need to approve funding.
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