Sanford Applauds Passage of Water Resources Development Act of 2018
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 by a vote of 408 to 2. Following its passage, Representative Mark Sanford released the following statement:
“The Water Resources Development Act is one of the few examples of regular order in Congress these days. Additionally, it’s one of the rare instances of financial responsibility, given that the bill is fully offset by deauthorizing old projects to make room for new ones.
“This bill included a number of reforms that I think are vital to improving the way in which we do water infrastructure projects going forward. One such reform entails taking a fresh look at the current way projects are funded. As of right now, a project that receives 100% federal funding is advantaged over federal partnerships with state and local governments. At a time when we’re looking to leverage scarce federal dollars, this makes zero sense.
“This bill was a genuine legislative win.”
This legislation provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. WRDA 2018 (H.R. 8) authorizes proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works activities and provides reforms to the Corps.
To watch Rep. Sanford speak on the House floor today on this bill, click here.