From E&E News: ‘We’re close’ on WRDA deal – Shuster

House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster said yesterday that lawmakers are very close to reaching an agreement on the Water Resources Development Act. “I think what we’ve got is a pretty good, balanced bill,” said the Pennsylvania Republican. “We’re not there yet, but we’re close.” The Senate could move on the massive water resources […]

From Environment & Energy Daily: Senate to offer latest WRDA proposal

Tiffany Stecker, E&E News reporter Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 The Senate is expected to send the House its latest proposal today in negotiations on the Water Resources Development Act, a new offer in the difficult task of reconciling each chamber’s very different bills. “We hope they will look on it favorably,” Senate Environment and […]

House Likely to Consider WRDA Next Week

WATER POLICY:  House could take up WRDA next week Marc Heller, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, September 15, 2016 The House could take up its own version of a water projects bill as soon as next week, congressional aides said yesterday, setting the stage for negotiations with the Senate over financial help for Flint, Mich. A […]

Senate Set to Pass WRDA While Energy and Spending Talks Continue

Senate to vote on WRDA; spending and energy talks continue Source: Energy & Environment Daily Published: Monday, September 12, 2016 The Senate is set to pass a $9 billion water projects bill this week as bicameral negotiations intensify over year-end spending measures and pending energy overhaul legislation. The Senate is on course to pass a […]

WRDA Bill Poised for Passage in Coming Days

AN E&E PUBLISHING SERVICE WATER POLICY: Senate leaders strike deal on WRDA; bill poised for passage Marc Heller, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, September 8, 2016 A $9 billion measure authorizing a slew of clean water and river navigation projects appeared poised for Senate approval within days, as leaders agreed on a plan to limit amendments […]

GOP Pushing WRDA Despite Objections from Democratic Leadership

AN E&E PUBLISHING SERVICE WATER POLICY: GOP trying to push WRDA through despite Reid objections Marc Heller, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Senate Republicans will try today to begin action on a $9 billion bill for water navigation and clean water projects but face likely objections from the Democratic leadership. The two-year Water […]

NWRA Memo on Amendments from House WRDA Bill Mark-up

Click here to read the memo from the National Water Resources Association (NWRA) on amendments of interest from this week’s House WRDA bill markup.

WRDA Supports Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment

Water Bill supports Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2016 On Wednesday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed a Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) that included a new pilot program to beneficially use sediment dredged from navigation channels to restore shorelines, beaches, and wetlands. The Senate WRDA (S.2848), which […]

Summary and Analysis on WRDA Bill Released by House on May 20, 2016

National Water Resources Association May 23, 2016 MEMO To:        Federal Affairs Committee From:   Valentina Valenta, Legislative Specialist RE:       House WRDA 2016 Summary and Analysis Federal Affairs Committee, On Friday, May 20, 2016, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released its draft of WRDA 2016. Below, please find links to a […]

‘A lot of ingredients’ in Senate WRDA Proposal

WATER POLICY: ‘A lot of ingredients’ in Senate WRDA proposal — Inhofe  Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will float a water resources authorization bill that deals as much with sewers and drinking water as it does with locks, dams and environmental restoration, according to a […]