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WRDA Bill Frees Funds for Projects
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed May 15, 2013 04:20 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Senate approved the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, on Wednesday, which includes provisions designed to improve infrastructure along inland waterways but lacks a new revenue source for the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.

The Senate bill passed on a bipartisan 83-14 vote. It includes provisions that change funding for the Olmstead Lock and Dam project, speed up environmental reviews, authorize new projects and increase the portion of money paid into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund that actually goes to fund harbor repairs.

Agriculture and shipping groups largely supported the bill, calling it a good start ...

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