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 spokesman for House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said the congressman believes the House could consider the measure within the next week or so, depending on input from leadership.

The Senate neared passage of its own version of the latest Water Resources Development Act, S. 2848. A final vote could come by midday today, senators said, after a round of procedural votes yesterday.

Both measures contain billions of dollars for harbor dredging, wetland restoration and other priorities common to WRDA bills, which Congress traditionally approves every two years but recently with wider gaps.
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