The four leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure applauded the House passing the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 as part of the year-end omnibus and COVID-19 relief package.
Sens. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the committee; Sam Graves (R-MO), ranking member on the committee; Grace Napolitano (D-CA), chair of the subcommittee on water resources and environment and Bruce Westerman (R-AZ) ranking member of the water and environment subcommittee, joined in praising the passage of the bipartisan bill.
Since 2014, the bill has been developed and passed every two years. Officials said it is important to our country’s ports, harbors, and inland waterways, as well as to the ecosystem and to flood mitigation in rural and urban communities.