Washington, D.C. -- Today Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after leaders on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA).
Senator Boxer said: "Earlier this year, the Senate overwhelmingly approved critical legislation to invest in the nation's aging water infrastructure. I am pleased that Republican and Democratic leaders on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee worked together to develop a bipartisan bill, and I urge the House to move quickly so that we can reconcile the House and Senate approaches and get a water resources development bill to the President's desk."
On May 15, the Senate passed S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, with strong bipartisan support (83 to 14). S. 601 provides critical flood protection for communities across the country, maintains navigation routes and the flow of commerce, restores vital ecosystems, and sustains up to 500,000 new jobs.