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House Passes the Water Resources Development Act

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Washington, June 6, 2018 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
After voting in favor of the WRDA legislation, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement:
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Washington, DC – Today, the House considered H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and passed the measure with strong bipartisan support. After voting in favor of this critical bill, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement:

“The House is committed to rebuilding America’s infrastructure. And today, I joined my colleagues and proudly voted for a critical piece of legislation that will provide improvements to our nation’s waterways, ports, dams, and other water-related infrastructure projects. Each day, more than $3.8 billion worth of goods are moved throughout the country and around the world. A strong water infrastructure is critical to our economy, and to our safety.

“This two-year reauthorization of WRDA builds on the efforts for greater transparency and more efficiency with how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are carrying out these water projects nationwide. One of the amendments included in this bill will expedite the Brandon Road Study to clarify how operation costs will be divided between state and federal authorities, and also ensure the Army Corps must work with Congress and state governors before implementing any new technology to solve the Asian carp problem in these communities.”

Congressman Kinzinger recently joined state officials at the Rock Run Rookery for a demonstration and waterway tour showcasing the successes the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has had in curbing the Asian carp population.

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