Senate Passes Water Resources Legislation
Issue Brief 16-47
September 22, 2016
On September 15, the Senate passed S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). The legislation authorizes $9 billion for 25 new Army Corps of Engineers projects, creates several new grant programs, and provides emergency assistance to communities facing drinking water contamination. This Issue Brief highlights provisions of the bill of particular interest to states.