Tag Archives: Water Resources Development Act

Redefined by COVID-19 and Shaped by Current Events: What’s Ahead for US Federal Appropriations

How has COVID-19 altered the US federal appropriations process? What steps is Congress taking to adopt must-pass fiscal year 2021 spending bills? Will the United States experience another government shutdown this year? Attention in Congress will soon turn to the annual appropriations process and passage of fiscal year 2021 spending bills.  In addition to funding … Continue Reading

Possible WRDA and Energy Bills This Week

Legislative Activity Potential Energy Legislation After the House proposed a narrow version of the energy bill to the Senate, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) proposed a broader bill once again. After a meeting last week with House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman Murkowski appeared confident she will get a … Continue Reading

Congress to Continue Focus on Appropriations; Senate to Vote on WRDA

Congress to Continue Focus on Appropriations The current fiscal year ends on September 30, and Congress will need to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) in the next few weeks to continue funding the federal government. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proposed advancing a CR that would extend funding for the federal government … Continue Reading

House Appropriations Committee to Markup THUD Bill; House T&I Committee Expected to Markup WRDA Bill; DOT Receives $9.8 Billion in FASTLANE Grant Applications

Legislative Activity House Appropriations Committee to Markup THUD Bill The House Appropriations Committee will mark up its FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act on Tuesday, May 24, after an uneventful Subcommittee markup last week. This comes on the heels of the Senate passing its THUD Appropriations bill last … Continue Reading

Senate Expected To Continue Floor Consideration of Energy Bill; Department of Interior Approves Deepwater Horizon Restoration Project in Florida

Legislative Activity Senate Floor Consideration of Comprehensive Energy Bill The Senate has been trying to conclude its floor consideration of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. Last week, a motion to invoke cloture was offered but the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes needed to end debate on the bill. Democrats refused to … Continue Reading

WRDA; Expedited Permitting Legislation; Passenger Rail Reauthorization; Infrastructure Bank

Legislative Activity WRDA Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, indicated last week that a draft of a House Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is nearly complete and that he hopes to go to markup after August recess. Expedited Permitting Legislation Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) … Continue Reading