House of Representatives passess WRRDA bill

House_of_Rep_logoToday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3080, the “Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013” by a strong bipartisan vote of 417 to 3. This bill, along with the Senate version previously passed back in May, authorizes the Natomas Levee Improvement Project. The bill will now go to a conference committee to reconcile any differences between the House and Senate versions before going back to the respective chambers for final passage and then to the president for signature. (The Sacramento Bee)