Advocates hope water bill passage leads to more infrastructure funding

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 9/23/2013

Transportation advocates are pressing Congress to pass a ports and waterways funding bill this year. Their hope is that if the Congress can agree on the ports bill, it could move other infrastructure spending bills forward. But the bill faces tough odds given the larger fight over funding the government, which some worry could lead to a shutdown on Oct. 1. A House committee unanimously approved a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) this week, sparking optimism among advocates for transportation and infrastructure spending.

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Source: The Hill