Tag Archives: Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA)

Whither WRDA? With U.S. Senate passage of a new Water Resources Development Act, the question is whether its “no earmarks” approach will hold.

On May 15th, the Senate gave final approval, by a vote of 83-14, to S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. As we indicated previously, any legislation authorizing additional funds for water infrastructure projects is remarkable in these times of sequestration. In this case, credit the difference, in large part, to two factors: … Continue Reading

A River Runs Through It: Congress finds a potential way to fund water infrastructure projects despite sequestration

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (“EPW”) marked up legislation Wednesday that provides millions for dredging, hurricane risk reduction and environmental restoration projects. Normally, Congress providing funds for water infrastructure projects would not seem that remarkable. However, with sequestration cuts impacting defense to domestic spending, as well as a ban in place on earmarking … Continue Reading