"Tea Party Republicans, Obama Back Waterway Projects Bill"

"The U.S. House voted to authorize commercial navigation, flood control and environmental restoration projects, work that could cost taxpayers as much as $8.2 billion over the next decade."

"The measure, if enacted, would be the first authorizing dredging, levee construction and port projects since 2007. The House approved it last night by 417-3. Next, lawmakers must resolve differences between it and the Senate’s legislation.

'Passage of the House bill is a critical step to getting this job-creating legislation to the president’s desk,' Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who heads the committee that wrote the Senate legislation, said in a statement. She said she wants to start negotiating a final version as soon as possible."

Derek Wallbank reports for Bloomberg News October 24, 2013.


"House Rejects Dem Attempt To Protect Environmental Review of Water Projects" (The Hill)

"Bill Shuster Wants To Pass a Water Bill Every Two Years" (Politico)

"House Passes $8.2 Billion Water Projects Bill" (AP)

"Harbor Dredging Advances in Federal Water Bill" (Baltimore Sun)

Source: Bloomberg, 10/24/2013