House passes bill addressing US water infrastructure

July 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, paving the way for the Senate to take up the bill and provide authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out water resources development projects and studies.

Congress previously enacted WRDAs in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

WRDA 2020 reforms and provides policy direction to the Army Corps of Engineers for implementation of its civil works missions. The legislation supports the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration and other water resources infrastructure.

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