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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022

29 Jul 2022 6:34 PM | Anonymous

The EMAT Legislative Committee over many years encouraged and supported coastal resilience infrastructure projects across Texas, including the proposed Coastal Spine project to protect the Houston-Galveston region from the devasting impacts of hurricanes and storm surge. The U.S. House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 on June 8th, 2022. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate, in a bipartisan vote of 93 to 1, approved WRDA. The bill includes authorization for the construction of the Coastal Spine Project for the Galveston Bay area. This is a major milestone for hurricane mitigation, coastal resilience, and the economic security of the State of Texas. The bill is awaiting signature by President Biden.

See the statements released by U.S. Senator John Cornyn:

https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/node/6798

A Bill Summary of WRDA 2022 can be found here: https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/3/b/3ba2242c-dc36-4ac2-9848-b75542517170/FA1E49C501679D56FAE99AFCB7EBC6B5.wrda-2022-bill-summary.pdf

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