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IFPTE Weighs In on Water Resources Development Act of 2020

IFPTE informed the House Transportation Committee that changes in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) that improve the funding practices of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund will ďprotect our nationís homeland security, provide for maximum economic efficiency and transport of goods along our nationís inner waterways, ports and harbors, and are to the benefit of creating and maintaining tens of thousands of good paying, union represented jobs."

The WRDA is a two-year bill that authorizes funding and sets policy priorities for ports, harbors, flood mitigation, and inland waterways, including work preformed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The House Transportation Committee is expected to release the legislative text of the WRDA of 2020 in July.