House OKs waterways infrastructure bill

Oct 24, 2013 | 05:38 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Water Resources Reform and Development Act, waterways funding, House of Representatives, American Iron and Steel Institute, Waterways Council, Inland Waterways Trust Fund, Rep. Bill Shuster, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Thomas J. Gibson

NEW YORK — Transportation advocates and steel interests have lauded House approval of legislation intended to improve water resource infrastructure and fund port development.

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act, passed by a vote of 417 to three, joins a similar Senate bill passed earlier this year (, May 16). It now heads to a conference committee before being sent to President Obama for his signature.

The legislation increases funding for harbor maintenance and to update river locks used by barges, and reforms the delivery process of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ....

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