May 18, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted to advance the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA) out of committee, and it now heads to the House floor for a vote. This legislation provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to carry out water resources development projects and studies. Passing WRDA is key to preserving our nation’s economy, strengthening U.S. and international commerce, protecting our communities and businesses, and maintaining our quality of life.
“I am pleased to pass a fifth consecutive, bipartisan WRDA bill out of committee—now headed to the House floor—to invest in our ports, harbors, waterways, and other key water resources infrastructure,” Chair DeFazio said. “WRDA 2022 will unleash the power of our coastal communities, sustain U.S. jobs, and provide critical authorizations and improvements to Corps projects. This legislation will also continue to provide federal resources to rural and urban communities alike, as well as help communities most vulnerable to climate change to prepare for its impacts. I am thankful to Chair Napolitano and Ranking Members Graves and Rouzer for their work to move this important legislation forward and I urge my colleagues to pass this bill on the House floor without delay.”
Congress has successfully enacted four consecutive bipartisan WRDA bills, in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020. With WRDA 2022, we continue this positive track record and show that WRDA still works.
More information, including bill text, can be found here.
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