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Committee Leaders to Roll Out Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Washington DC, Sep 10, 2013 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The leaders of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will roll out the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) during a Wednesday press conference in the U.S. Capitol.

Through this type of water resources legislation, Congress authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out its missions to develop, maintain, and support our Nation’s vital port and waterways infrastructure needs, and support effective and targeted flood protection and environmental restoration needs.  Historically, Congress has passed such legislation every two years to provide clear direction to the Administration and the Corps, but no bill has been signed into law since 2007.  The Water Resources Reform and Development Act will be one of the most policy and reform focused measures of its kind in the last two decades.

WHO:

  • U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV), Ranking Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Chairman, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  • U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

WHEN:

2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WHERE:

HVC Studio A (access through HVC 117)

Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol

Washington, D.C.

(Reporters must be Capitol Hill accredited journalists to attend)

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