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Obama signs into law first water bill in 7 years

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2014

Obama signs into law first water bill in 7 years

President Barack Obama signed the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law on Tuesday, marking the first water projects reauthorization in seven years, Politico reports. The House and Senate both passed the bill last month. The legislation cuts ...

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WRRDA cloud and other puns

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2014

WRRDA cloud and other puns

So Congress has passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). What now? Well, now we wait for President Obama to sign the bill. But Politico writer Adam Snider has a couple of other ideas on how to fill that waiting ...

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Provision in WRRDA would boost P3s for water projects

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2014

Provision in WRRDA would boost P3s for water projects

The $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) that was recently approved by the House and Senate would boost public-private partnerships (P3s), and those P3s are getting mixed reviews, The Hill reports. A water infrastructure advocacy group, Boston, Mass.-based Corporate ...

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Senate passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

Senate passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill

The Senate on Thursday passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill, The Hill reports. The bill, known as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), authorizes funding for water infrastructure projects. The House voted to pass the measure earlier this ...

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House passes $12.3 billion water resources bill; Senate passage would mark first water reauthorization in 7 years

Amanda Bayhi - May 20, 2014

House passes $12.3 billion water resources bill; Senate passage would mark first water reauthorization in 7 years

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure reauthorization bill on Tuesday, The Hill reports. The conference version of the bill, dubbed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, would authorize funding for waterway projects, ...

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WRRDA conference committee holds first meeting, aims to negotiate waterways spending agreement

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 20, 2013

WRRDA conference committee holds first meeting, aims to negotiate waterways spending agreement

The Congressional committee that is tasked with negotiating an agreement on an $8.2 billion bill for U.S. ports and waterways is holding its first meeting on Wednesday, The Hill reports. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) conference committee consists of 24 ...

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Obama touts infrastructure investment during New Orleans visit

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 11, 2013

Obama touts infrastructure investment during New Orleans visit

During his visit to the Port of New Orleans last week, President Obama called on Congress to invest more in U.S. infrastructure, particularly ports and waterways, according to a report from The Hill. Obama noted that the U.S. is falling behind ...

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APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

The American Public Works Association announced Thursday its approval of the House of Representatives passing a new water infrastructure bill, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). APWA called the passage “swift,” adding that it also commends the provisions included in the bill ...

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House passes water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

House passes water infrastructure bill

The House on Wednesday night passed its version of a bill to reauthorize federal waterways spending, the Associated Press reports. The $8.2 billion measure -- known  as H.R. 3080, or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) -- passed the ...

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House begins work on water bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 23, 2013

House begins work on water bill

The House starts work Wednesday afternoon on its version of a bill that would reauthorize federal waterways funding for the first time in six years, according to a report from The Hill. The House Rules Committee yesterday made in order 24 ...

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House to vote on water infrastructure bill this week

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 21, 2013

House to vote on water infrastructure bill this week

The House will vote on its version of the water infrastructure bill Tuesday. The bill, known as the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA), has an amendment deadline of 10 a.m. Eastern Time and a markup deadline of 5 p.m. ...

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House could vote on water infrastructure bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 16, 2013

House could vote on water infrastructure bill next week

The House is expected to vote next week on a bill that would reauthorize federal waterways funding for the first time in six years, according to a report from The Hill. The bill, which House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill ...

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