House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (H.R. 8). This legislation, introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA), addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water-related infrastructure.
“Our waterways drive commerce and support American jobs. That’s why the Water Resources Development Act is an essential part of the House’s ongoing work to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. Every community relies on goods and services impacted by water infrastructure, including locks, dams, and harbors. I thank Chair Shuster for his work in bringing this bipartisan legislation forward to help tackle the backlog of water projects, reduce long-term costs, streamline processes, and maintain safety and quality for the American people.”
NOTE: Today, Chair McMorris Rodgers saw her 10th bill of the year pass the House to continue getting results for Eastern Washington. McMorris Rodgers offered an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 8) to include her Port of Whitman Economic Expansion Act to authorize a land transfer between the Port and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Water Resources Development Act is the second phase of President Trump’s infrastructure agenda.