House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) passes WRRDA bill

Today, the House T&I Committee unanimously passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA). The bill includes language that would authorize the Natomas Levee Improvement Project.

Phil SernaSacramento County Supervisor and SAFCA Chair Phil Serna noted in a prepared statement, “In representing constituents in the Natomas Basin, both as the Sacramento County Supervisor as well as the sitting chair of the flood control agency acting as the local project sponsor, it is imperative that Congress continue to act responsibly and quickly in moving the WRRDA forward.”  (see full statement)

Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House T&I Committee, previously said that the bill could go to the House floor sometime in October.

The T&I Committee has a dedicated Web page with more information about the WRRDA, which can be found here.

H.R. 3080 Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013 rolled out

FinalWRRDABooklet.pdf

The leaders of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment rolled 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 our Nation’s vital port and waterways infrastructure needs, and support effective and targeted flood protection and environmental restoration needs.

The bill includes language that would authorize the Natomas Levee Improvement Project. The Senate passed their version of the bill back on May 15, 2013. Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House T&I Committee, previously said that the bill could go to the House floor sometime in October.

The T&I Committee has a dedicated Web page with more information about the WRRDA, which can be found here.