Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018)

Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018)

The House version of WRDA 2018, H.R. 8 authorizes Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) civil works activities and builds on previous reform efforts to ensure improvements are made to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. This bill is the third WRDA since 2014, returning regular congressional oversight to the Corps.

On June 6th, the House voted to pass the bill with a vote of 408 (in favor) to 2.

Specific provisions of the House Bill can be found on govtrack.us and more specifically, here.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee provides highlights of the Bill here.

The Senate version of WRDA 2018, S.2800: America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, provides for the conservation and development of water and related resources, authorizes the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes.

The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Environment and Public Works Committee provides highlights of their Bill here.

This bill has not yet been voted on in the Senate due to a bit of a hold up that permanent Land and Water Conservation Fund authorization be included.

Aimee Andres, AMPE

Executive Director