Transportation Official Optmistic WRDA Will Pass This Year


The House recently named their conferees for the Water Resources Development Act legislation now joining the Senate who earlier named their panel members.  Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek says that bodes well for final WRDA approval and he’s optimistic that’ll happen yet this year.

Steenhoek says the first part of getting WRDA through is the authorization with the final step being the funding. He says that second part is always the toughest to achieve. Steenhoek says  for the U.S. to maintain its competitive ag export advantage, upgrading of the locks and dams through WRDA is a necessity.

Steenhoek says while WRDA should get completed this year, it’ll be done by early 2014 at the latest.

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