The leaders of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will roll out the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) during a Wednesday press conference in the U.S. Capitol.
Through this type of water resources legislation, Congress authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out its missions to develop, maintain, and support the Nation’s vital port and waterways infrastructure needs, and support effective and targeted flood protection and environmental restoration needs.
Historically, Congress has passed such legislation every two years to provide clear direction to the Administration and the Corps, but no bill has been signed into law since 2007.
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act will be one of the most policy and reform focused measures of its kind in the last two decades.
Press Release, September 11, 2013