Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program: Issues for the 109th Congress [Updated June 9, 2005] [open pdf - 65KB]
"S. 728--Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2005--was reported and placed on the Senate calendar on April 26, 2005. Floor consideration is being largely sharped by debate over provisions changing Corps regulations and practices and a few authorizations (e.g., authorizations of investments for the Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway, Coastal Louisiana, and the Florida Everglades). For more information on WRDA 2005, see CRS Issue Brief IB10133, 'Water Resources Development Act (WRDA): Army Corps of Engineers Authorization Issues in the 109th Congress,' coordinated by Nicole T. Carter. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment has expressed interest in moving a WRDA bill in 2005 held a hearing on projects for inclusion in a prospective WRDA."
CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB10120