Collins Welcomes Passage of WRRDA Conference Report

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Water Bill, SHEP, in Final Stages of Becoming Law


WASHINGTON, [May 20] – Georgia’s economic future got brighter today as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) took one of its final steps to becoming law.  Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) voted in favor of the WRRDA conference report, or the bill’s final form, which de-authorizes $18 billion for inactive, unproductive projects and moves forward with the vital Savannah Harbor Extension Project (SHEP).


Georgia has waited for too long for SHEP to get moving.  Congress has a constitutional responsibility to provide for our infrastructure, and since my time in the state legislature we in Georgia have invested in SHEP and waited for the federal government to meet its obligations.  Today’s passage of WRRDA puts Georgia in a great place to grow.”


Collins added, “Any piece of legislation aimed at reform has room for improvement, and with Congress’s oversight responsibility, we’re going to keep an eye on the potential for any future waste while we show the rest of the country how Georgia can do business.”


The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 fully offsets authorizations with deauthorizations, contains absolutely no earmarks, and includes provisions to prevent future project backlogs such as the delay at Savannah Harbor.

For more on WRRDA, click here.

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