Hill Votes to Improve Arkansas River Waterways


WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — The House passed H.R. 5303, Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). WRDA would authorize twenty-eight important Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects across the country. The bill addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water-related infrastructure.

The last water resources bill was enacted in 2014, and WRDA 2016 is Congress’s return to the regular, biannual process of authorizing projects and activities related to our water resources. Arkansas has over 1,800 miles of inland waterways, which support thousands of jobs in Arkansas. In 2014, the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas Rivers Navigation System (MKARNS) had 11.7 million tons of commerce, totaling $4.25 billion.

Following passage of the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) stated:

“Our waterways are a key part of Arkansas’s economy. This year’s WRDA authorization ensures that we have the infrastructure to increase the volume of goods coming through our ports and continue to bring more jobs to our state. I appreciate House leadership fulfilling its commitment to reauthorizing these important programs on a biannual basis, and I will continue to work to promote fiscally responsible ideas that have a positive effect on our economic growth.”


contact: Mike Siegel, (202) 225-2506


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