The House of Representatives passed (399-25) the AGC-supported Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 on September 28. Among other water resources projects, the House WRDA bill authorizes roughly $5 billion in funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, including navigation (dredging, locks), flood control (levees), hydropower (dams), recreation (parks), and water supply. The House Bill also includes $300 million for the Great Lakes protection measures and $170 million to clean up Flint, Michigan’s contaminated drinking water. The Senate passed its WRDA bill on Sept. 15. The House and Senate will likely hold a conference on the two WRDA 2016 bills after the elections in November. AGC will continue to pursue passage of WRDA and fight for all AGC priorities in the bill through conference and presidential signature.
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