House Passes Water Resources Development Act

News / FBNews June 8, 2018

The House overwhelmingly approved the Farm Bureau-supported Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (H.R. 8), which authorizes improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration and other water resources infrastructure.

With more than 60 percent of America’s grain exports and many other important commodities such as fuel, coal and agricultural inputs moving through the country’s inland waterway system, Farm Bureau policy explicitly supports the maintenance and improvement of our transportation infrastructure, including the locks and dams system and other waterway infrastructure.

“Construction, dredging and repairs to our vital marine transportation system will help ensure the reliability of the most affordable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable mode of transporting agricultural products,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a letter to House members urging them to vote in favor of WRDA.

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