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Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing on Water Resources Needs and the President’s Budget Proposal for the Army Corps of Engineers for Fiscal Year 2008
March 14, 2007

Posted by Matthew_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (1:15 pm ET)

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 10:00 am in 406 Dirksen, the EPW Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure will conduct a hearing that will look at the President’s fiscal year 2008 budget request for the Corps of Engineers as well as the nation’s water resources needs more generally.
 
A top priority for Senator Inhofe and the entire EPW Committee to be addressed at the hearing is the long overdue Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This bill contains numerous project authorizations and policy improvements that are important to the country’s economy, public safety and environment.  While Congress made significant progress last year, the bill stalled in conference as time ran out at the end of the year.  Senator Inhofe intends to continue working closely with Senators Boxer, Baucus and Isakson to build on the progress made last year in order to enact WRDA as soon as possible this year. 
 
The hearing should be available to watch on the EPW Committee Web site at www.epw.senateg.gov
 
Below is the witness list for the hearing:
 
Panel I:
The Honorable Russell D. Feingold
United States Senator
 
Panel II:
The Honorable John Paul Woodley
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
 
Accompanied By: 
Lieutenant General Carl A. Strock
Chief of Engineers
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 
Panel III: 
Mr. Jamie Williams
State Director
The Nature Conservancy of Montana
 
Mr. Doug J. Marchand
Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority
On Behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities
 
Ms. Pamela Pogue
Hazards Program Manager
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
On Behalf of the Association of State Floodplain Managers 
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