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Senator Boxer Applauds Bipartisan Support for Final Passage of Critical Water Infrastructure Legislation05/15/13 - Washington, D.C. - Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate voted 83 to 14 to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA). Senator Boxer said: "I am gratified by the overwhelming vote on final passage of our WRDA bill. Getting 83 votes in favor when bipartisanship is missing in the Sen... - Read More