A package of amendments is ready for a voice vote today to advance the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (S. 2848) Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said this afternoon.
The bill is on track for final passage by noon Wednesday after consideration of any other germane amendments, Inhofe said on the Senate floor.
Inhofe and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), leaders of the Senate committee that shaped up the bill, had already added about 40 amendments to the manager’s package before Friday to be as inclusive as they could toward fellow senators, Inhofe said. They were able to clear more than 40 additional provisions over the weekend, he said.
Alan Kovski wrote that breaking news item for us today.
Over the summer, Alan wrote a special report on the measure and featured it in our blog.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (S. 2848, H.R. 5303) is authorizing legislation for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ projects involving deepening and widening of harbors, rehabilitation and replacement of locks and dams, building of levees and flood walls and large ecosystem restoration projects.
The water transportation elements have a significant parallel to our highway and air transportation systems. In terms of flood control, it concerns safety for millions of people, homes and businesses. The reservoirs behind dams also become important to recreational commerce.
You can read more on this important legislation in Alan’s special report Water Bill May Navigate 2016 Congressional Rapids.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)