221208 Water Resources Development Act Congress
December 08, 2022
To the Members of the United States Congress:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports the bipartisan reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act, which would authorize much needed water projects, including navigation, flood risk management, recreation, and associated environmental infrastructure.
The Chamber applauds the inclusion of significant new project authorizations, additional provisions to ensure modern, resilient infrastructure, improvements in water supply delivery, and increased investment from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, a long-time priority of the business community.
Reauthorizing these Army Corps of Engineer programs will provide the certainty of federal commitment needed to allow state, local, and private partners to move forward with needed planning and construction. These important water projects will ensure long-term, sustainable, and resilient economic and environmental benefits to both rural and urban regions of the nation.
We applaud the bipartisan leadership of the House and Senate sponsors for advancing this important legislation.
Neil L. Bradley
Executive Vice President, Chief Policy Officer,
and Head of Strategic Advocacy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce