Examining the Benefits of Investing in USACE Water Infrastructure Projects, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 28, 2021   [open pdf - 34MB]

This is the July 28, 2021 hearing on "Examining the Benefits of Investing in USACE [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] Water Infrastructure Projects," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "I am grateful for the opportunity that WRDA [Water Resources Development Act] affords us to review the Army Corps' operations every 2 years. This is an agency facing an extraordinarily important and difficult task with a list of worthy projects far outstripping the resources that are available to it. Indeed, due to a rampant underfunding for a number of years, the backlog of authorized but not completed projects has grown to over $100 billion. I think the number is $109 billion, and that is more than 15 times the agency's annual operating budget, which should be of concern to all of us. [...] My hope is that today's hearing will provide us with important insights into all of these challenges as we begin to work on the next WRDA Bill." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mario Cordero, Collin O'Mara, Amy Larson, and Robert McCoy.

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S. Hrg. 117-86; Senate Hearing 117-86
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