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House to Introduce, Mark Up Biennial Water Resources Legislation

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will introduce and mark up the Water Resources Development Act of 2024 this week, it announced in a press release Monday.

What’s going on: “WRDA authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program for projects to improve the nation’s ports and harbors, inland waterway navigation, flood and storm protection, and other aspects of our water resources infrastructure.”

  • The measure, which will be marked up Wednesday, authorizes 159 new feasibility studies for proposed projects and 12 projects that have already been reviewed by the Army Corps.
  • Its Senate counterpart was unanimously approved last month by that chamber’s Environment and Public Works Committee.

Why it’s important: The WRDA, which has been passed on a bipartisan basis every other year since 2014, “will make our ports more competitive globally, allow our inland waterways to more efficiently move products and commodities to markets, and better protect our communities from flooding,” committee chairman Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) said.

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