"Senate Sends $12.3B Water Projects Bill To Obama’s Desk"

"The Senate on Thursday voted 91-7 to pass a $12.3 billion bill that approves infrastructure projects and aims to boost U.S. ports and waterways.

The majority of Republicans voted with Democrats to advance the measure, which was held to a 60-vote threshold for passage.

“This is a strong bipartisan bill,” said Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who helped author the legislation. “It’s a jobs bill that is very much needed in our weak economy. It’s what we need to do more of.”

Senate passage sends H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), conference report to President Obama’s desk for his signature. The House voted 412-4 for the report earlier this week."

Ramsey Cox and Keith Laing report for The Hill May 22, 2014.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014