Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and David Vitter (R-LA), Ranking Member, introduced S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA). S. 601 will provide critical flood protection for communities across the country, and maintain the flow of commerce and the jobs that go with it. Click here for the bill text for S. 601, WRDA, and the bill summary.

Senators Boxer and Vitter also announced that the EPW Committee is set to markup the legislation on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 AM ET in 406 Dirksen. The markup will be webcast live at https://www.epw.senate.gov starting at 10:00 AM ET.

Senator Boxer said: "This bill is a victory for bipartisanship, for jobs and for economic growth."

Senate Vitter quote: "I'm very encouraged to be moving this bipartisan WRDA forward, along with Chairman Boxer. Our bill will implement some real, necessary reforms to the Corps of Engineers and decrease project delivery time so folks will be better protected from flooding and other projects that will help jumpstart increased commerce."