Senate passes water infrastructure bill

May 16, 2013 | 05:54 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Water Resources Development Act, WRDA, steel industry, American Iron and Steel Institute, Thomas Gibson, American Association of Port Authorities, Kurt Nagle, Jim Walker Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — A waterways infrastructure bill easily passed the Senate May 15, a development that steel interests say will benefit shipping by improving navigation.

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed by a vote of 83-14, authorizes increased funding for harbor maintenance, waterway improvements, flood-risk management, environmental restoration, dredging, and water supply and wastewater projects.....

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