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Water Bill Passes House Easily
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Oct 23, 2013 06:19 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite opposition from conservative groups in Washington, the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act 417-3 late Wednesday.

The Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, tells the Army Corps of Engineers how to spend its money on mandatory programs. Over the past decade, the Corps has spent an average of $5 billion annually on waterway construction projects based on WRDA authorization. The House bill adds "Reform" to the title, calling it the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, or "WRRDA."

The Senate approved its waterways legislation with an 83-14 vote last May.

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