The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a Members’ Day Hearing to examine Members’ priorities in development of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA).
The hearing, which will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 am Eastern, is an opportunity for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight issues of importance in their district as it relates to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Testimony from this hearing will inform the Committee in the development of a new WRDA, which the Committee expects to approve this year.
WRDA is legislation that is essential to the everyday lives of Americans and our economy. Nearly 80 percent of traded goods move through our Nation’s ports, harbors, and inland waterways. Projects for flood damage reduction help protect both our rural and urban communities, benefiting millions of Americans. And, ecosystem restoration projects restore and maintain our vital natural resources. This important work, carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is made possible through the enactment of WRDA. For more information on WRDA 2020 click here.
More information about the hearing, including Member testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, can be found here once available.
Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) has submitted a request to the House T & I Committee and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment regarding the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020). Please find the below link to IRPT’s request. I would like to encourage all IRPT Members to strengthen the request and consider submitting a letter as well. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a word version or with any questions you may have or assistance you need.
IRPT’s WRDA 2020 Request: https://www.irpt.net/water-resources-development-act-wrda-of-2020/
You can also find additional IRPT Opinions here: https://www.irpt.net/about-us/irpt-opinions/