In a display of bipartisan cooperation, House conferees met with the Senate yesterday morning for the very first WRRDA conference meeting. Under Chairman Shuster’s leadership,
the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed the first Water Bill in 6 years, 417-3. Likewise in May, the Senate passed S. 601, the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 83 to 14. Both these legislative victories have brought both chambers together to discuss both the similarities and differences.
Chairman Shuster and the members of the House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure are diligently working to create efficient government,
decreased waste of time and money, and improved cooperation among all
stakeholders involved in keeping our Nation’s infrastructure competitive. Our nation’s economic success rests
largely upon the foundations by which we move – whether this is via our
airways, highways, railways, or waterways.
By working together to movethis bill to the
president’s desk, the respective legislative bodies are renewing their promise
to the American people. WRRDA has
shown that when the process is cooperative and inclusive, our Nation benefits. Under Chairman Shuster’s leadership,
this committee will follow through on its commitment to revitalize our
transportation and infrastructure systems and continue to build upon the
foundations for our nation’s success.