SOURCE: NSSGA | December 29, 2020
Alexandria, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley issued the following statement after the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 was included in the omnibus package.
“The Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) reauthorization is a critical bill to ensure the Army Corps of Engineers can address those vital infrastructure projects that enhance our national waterways; improve port infrastructure; protect our shorelines; and strengthen those areas prone to flooding and natural disasters. This provision ensures precious Harbor Maintenance Trust Funds are available for projects that qualify and increases dredging through our waterway system, dramatically improving waterway traffic and advancing our national economy. NSSGA members across the country are directly involved with these water infrastructure projects.
“We applaud the efforts of both the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House for working together and continuing negotiations to include WRDA 2020 in the omnibus package.
“WRDA 2020 illustrates what can be accomplished when bi-partisanship and common-sense solutions are prioritized, and we hope this tone continues into the 117th Congress as infrastructure is expected to become a national legislative priority.
“In the next Congress, NSSGA will continue to work with Congressional stakeholders on both sides of the aisle to advance all effective infrastructure policies. And we hope the good-faith negotiations and pragmaticism that WRDA 2020 achieved is replicated, as Congress must tackle issues such as a multi-year highway reauthorization bill, a financially insolvent Highway Trust Fund, and pandemic relief for State Departments of Transportation agencies – all items that NSSGA fully support.”
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