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Senate follows House, OKs $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill
Posted By Wayne Grayson On May 23, 2014 @ 12:03 am In Construction News | No Comments
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 week . It has been in the works since late 2013 .
The bill cuts $18 billion in projects deemed outdated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Additionally , it authorizes funding for port projects in Jacksonville, Florida.; Savannah, Georgia.; and Boston, Massachusetts.
Next, the legislation heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. If he signs the bill into law, it will be the first federal water infrastructure reauthorization since 2007.
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