Congress Acts to Increase Resilience of our Nation’s Water Infrastructure

EDF statement from Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

July 15, 2020
Keith Gaby

(Washington, D.C. - July 15, 2020) Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously passed H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020), a key piece of legislation that authorizes vital projects and priorities across the nation’s water infrastructure systems.

“As extreme weather stresses our waterways and infrastructure and puts more communities at risk of flooding, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today took a big step toward greater resilience. Congress is investing in bipartisan solutions, such as natural infrastructure, that can better protect communities, from our coasts to the heartland, from flooding, while also creating jobs and restoring vital ecosystems. In particular, we are pleased to see a commitment to engage and address the needs of a diverse set of communities that experience disproportionate impacts from extreme weather and flooding in this country.

“We look forward to the full House of Representatives voting on this important bipartisan legislation.”

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