WRDA Signed Into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), was signed into law yesterday. 

Photo by Terri Jordan-Sellers, USACE

The new law will provide for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection, and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country.

The bipartisan leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee released the following statements on the Senate’s passage of the legislation:

“I am proud of the fact that our Committee, the House, and the Senate have worked together to send bipartisan WRDA legislation to the president in each of the last three congresses,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Bill Shuster (R-PA). 

“These laws are essential federal commitments to improving the harbors, ports, waterways, locks, dams, and other water infrastructure that makes our transportation network more efficient, the country competitively stronger, and our communities safer from flooding.”

“Passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 is a win for our Nation’s coastal communities,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member, Peter DeFazio (D-OR).  

“This critical legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will strengthen our ports, harbors, and waterways, and will create and sustain jobs. This bill is the product of a strong bipartisan, bicameral effort and I applaud my House and Senate colleagues for their hard work to get this legislation signed into law.”

Click here for more information about the America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2018.