House Passes $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed -- on a 412-to-4 vote -- a $12.3 billion water infrastructure projects bill on Tuesday after months of negotiations.

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) would authorize funding for construction and repair of waterway projects. If the Senate adopts the conference report, it would be the first federal water infrastructure authorization since 2007.

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