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.