Action Alert: Learn About the Water Resources Vote in the House Today
This evening, the House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. While this bill hasn’t captured much attention in the media, its $8.2 billion price tag should be important to you as a taxpayer.
The House bill is a revised version of the Senate-passed Water Resource and Development Act (WRDA). The Heritage Foundation’s Emily Goff explains:
“The bill contains provisions aimed at eliminating bureaucratic red tape, reducing the project backlog of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and increasing the role of local or private entities in authorized projects. However, it fails in other areas by, for example, failing to narrow the Corps’s sprawling mission.”
The House will vote on the water bill later this evening.