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.
The House and Senate both passed the bill last month. Known as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), the bill authorizes funding for water infrastructure projects. 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The bill cuts $18 billion in projects deemed outdated by the Army Corps of Engineers.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.