Water Resources Development Act of 2020: Status of Essential Provisions, Remote Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 23, 2021 [open pdf - 413KB]
This is the March 23, 2021 hearing on "Water Resources Development Act of 2020: Status of Essential Provisions," held before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Grace F. Napolitano: "Today, we will begin this subcommittee's oversight of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by discussing steps to implement the Water Resources Development Act [WRDA] of 2020. The Corps is, simply put, the Nation's premier water resources agency. Congress has vested the Corps with significant responsibility to carry out vital projects for navigation, flood damage reduction, ecosystem restoration, water supply, and a host of other very critical project purposes. It is critical that the Corps prioritize immediate implementation of the critical policies enacted in WRDA to address the protection and well-being of our communities and environment, as well as to meet the maintenance needs of our water resources infrastructure, both of which are so critical to our national, regional, and local economies. This committee, on a bipartisan basis, has successfully enacted four consecutive Water Resources Development Acts since 2014. Regular enactment of WRDAs is critical because of the predictability it provides to local sponsors, who partner with the Corps for the development of feasibility studies for future water resources development projects." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Matthew J. Strickler, Eugene D. Seroka, Mary Ann Bucci, Michael F. Piehler, and Chad Berginnis.
H. Hrg. 117-9; House of Representatives Hearing 116-328
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