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.
From our partners
MORE FROM Aggbeat Online
Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground
SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW
- Vulcan Materials to meet August deadline for restoring eastern hillside of Azusa rock quarry479 Views
- MSHA Fatality Review Committee determines several fatalities are chargeable to the mining industry339 Views
- PHOTOS: Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels traces equipment evolution219 Views
- Kingsteps Quarry in Scotland will be examined for the remains of World War II planes213 Views
- Holcim and Lafarge nominate candidates for merged company’s board of directors197 Views