Senate and House of Representatives convene Conference Committee on Water Resources Development Act

Last Updated: 11/26/2013

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has been a longstanding federal funding authorization bill used to fund waterway, water resources, flood and port infrastructure improvements across the nation.  Due to the persistent gridlock in Congress, work on a new WRDA bill has been elusive.  However, that seems to be changing.

In March 2013, the Senate passed its version of a WRDA and a competing WRDA bill was later passed in the House of Representatives in September 2013.  Both houses have agreed to form a conference committee to develop one bill that can eventually be passed to the President for consideration.  If the effort succeeds, this will be the first WRDA bill to be enacted since 2007.  To learn more about WRDA, click here.