Stauber praises approval of biennial Water Resources Development Act

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber

Congressman Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, applauded the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee after it approved Wednesday, July 15, the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020.

According to a news release, this legislation will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct projects that improve America’s water infrastructure. It will head to the U.S.House floor for a vote next.

“As the Representative of an area where countless jobs and industries rely heavily on the health of the Great Lakes and the functionality of critical water infrastructure, I am pleased by the Committee’s passage of this bipartisan legislation,” Stauber stated in the release. “Since even before arriving in Congress, I have been committed to protecting Lake Superior, so I was proud to help move forward legislation that will ensure its vitality and provide local communities with the tools to restore water infrastructure. Today’s passage is a huge win for Minnesota, and I look forward to its swift passage on the House Floor.”

Congress has considered and approved a Water Resources Development Act bill every two years since 2014, and Wednesday's markup continues that regular process.

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