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Transportation Committees Prep New Waterways Bill

January 19, 2022


Congressional transportation policymakers recently announced plans to kick off consideration of legislation aimed at improving the country’s transportation waterways.

An update of the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, would pave the way for the approval of billions of dollars for programs centered on flood protection, port dredging and environmental protection.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, called on fellow policy authorizers to support robust enhancements for projects primarily under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers.

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