Federal - HR 5303

A bill to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.

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May 23, 2016

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A bill to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.

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  • Nov. 14, 2016Boyle, D-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.572, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1444

  • Sept. 29, 2016 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S6266

  • Sept. 28, 2016Beatty, D-Ohio, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.562, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1393

  • Sept. 28, 2016Beatty, D-Ohio, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.561, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1393

  • Sept. 28, 2016Pompeo, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.566, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H6035

  • Sept. 28, 2016Pompeo, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.565, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H6035

  • Sept. 28, 2016House Vote 572 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization — Passage
    Passage of the bill that that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects. The bill would also deauthorize five projects and would authorize the corps to conduct feasibility studies for 29 possible projects. The bill, as amended, would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to provide additional assistance to any community in any state in which the president has declared an emergency as a result of the presence of chemical, physical or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the water system, for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure, and would authorize the appropriation of $170 million for such assistance. Passed 399-25. Congressional Record p. H6057-H6058

  • Sept. 28, 2016House Vote 571 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization — Recommit
    DeFazio, D-Ore., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would would prohibit the Secretary of the Army from carrying out a construction project in Upper Trinity River, Modified Central City, Fort Worth, Texas if any part of the project would be the construction of soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts or splash parks. Motion rejected 181-243. Congressional Record p. H6055-H6057

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Committee of the Whole amendment adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H6055

  • Sept. 28, 2016House Vote 570 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization — Contamination Emergency Funding
    Kildee, D-Mich., amendment that would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to provide additional assistance to any community in any state in which the president has declared an emergency as a result of the presence of chemical, physical or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the water system, for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure. The amendment would authorize the appropriation of $170 million to remain available until expended. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 284-141. Congressional Record p. H6051-H6054, H6055

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Newhouse, R-Wash., amendment no. 18A that would direct the Chief of engineers to transfer the human remains commonly known as the Kennewick Man or the Ancient One to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6050-H6051

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Courtney, D-Conn., amendment no. 17A that would remove a breakwater in Stonington Conn., as a federally authorized project, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6048-H6049

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Bridenstine, R-Okla., amendment no. 16A that would require a feasibility study of the Tulsa and West Levees, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6048-H6049

  • Sept. 28, 2016House Vote 569 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization — Great Lakes Restoration
    Joyce, R-Ohio, amendment that would amend the Clean Water Act (PL 92-500) to authorize the appropriation of $300 million annually for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2021. The initiative would carry out projects to improve water quality in the Great Lakes area. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 407-18. Congressional Record p. H6047-H6048, H6054

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Huizenga, R-Mich., amendment no. 14A that would make a permanent set aside of Army Corps priority funding for the Great Lakes, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6046-H6047

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Vela, D-Texas, amendment no. 13A that would direct the Secretary of the Army to release the interests of the United States in certain tracts of land located in Cameron County Texas, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6045-H6046

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Quigley, D-Ill., amendment no. 12A, that would expedite the completion of the project for flood control, Chicago Underflow Plan Illinois, phase 2, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H6044-H6045

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Peters, D-Calif., amendment no. 11A, that would direct the Secretary of the Army to design and develop a structural health monitoring program to assess and improve the condition of infrastructure constructed and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6044

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Moore, D-Wis., amendment no. 10A, that would call for the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a review of its tribal consultation policies and regulations, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6042-H6044

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Meng, D-N.Y., amendment no. 9A, that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to pursue projects and technologies that prevent and mitigate flood damages associated with ice jams, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6041

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Rouzer, R-N.C., amendment no. 8A, that would direct the Army Corps of Engineers to work with state officials to establish a no wake zone in federal navigation channels when certain criteria are met, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6040-H6041

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Rogers, R-Ky., amendment no. 7A, that would clarify that the requirements imposed on floating cabins used in the Cumberland River Basin cannot be different or more stringent than the requirements imposed on all recreational vessels authorized for use in the basin, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6040

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Ribble, R-Wis., amendment no. 6A, that would provide that in carrying out the design and rehabilitation of water resources development projects the Secretary of the Army would be required to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the use of natural and natural-based features, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6039

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Johnson, R-Texas, amendment no. 5A, that would require the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers issue a final federal permit for the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir Project no later than September 30, 2017, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6038-H6039

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Farenthold, R-Texas, amendment no. 4A, that would provide that no new start or new investment decision would be required to initiate work on a separate element of an authorized project when contraction of one or more separable elements of that project was initiated previously, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6037-H6038

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Culberson, R-Texas, amendment no. 3A that would direct the Secretary to expedite the Brays Bayou flood mitigation project, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6037

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Crawford, R-Ark., amendment no. 2A that would clarify the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to make eligible alternative water delivery projects aimed at reducing aquifer depletion, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6036-H6037

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Byrne, R-Ala., amendment no. 1A that would direct the Secretary to coordinate with all the Gulf States on developing an oyster bed recovery assessment for beds that were damaged due to Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Horizon and recent floods, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H6036

  • Sept. 28, 2016House Vote 568 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization — Corps Project Transfers
    Graves, R-La., amendment that would require the Secretary of the Army to allow non-federal interests to undertake Army Corps of Engineers projects if the non-federal interest could demonstrate greater cost effectiveness and project delivery efficiency than the Army Corps of Engineers, and would direct 20 percent of the savings back to other Corps projects. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-233. Congressional Record p. H6035

  • Sept. 28, 2016 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H6035-H6058

  • Sept. 28, 2016House Vote 566 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization and Overtime Rule — Rule
    Adoption of the rule that would provide for additional House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6094) that would delay, from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017, implementation of a Labor Department overtime rules revision. Adopted 234-191. Congressional Record p. H6033-H6034

  • Sept. 28, 2016House Vote 565 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization and Overtime Rule — Previous Question
    Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 897) that would provide for additional House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6094) that would delay, by six months, implementation of a Labor Department overtime rules revision. Motion agreed to 242-183. Congressional Record p. H6033

  • Sept. 27, 2016Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.562, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5938

  • Sept. 27, 2016Speier, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.561, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5938

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 897, reported to the House as a rule for HR 5303.

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., amendment no. 25, that would expand availability of funds for Watercraft Inspection Stations in northwest states and would clarify that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can fund existing watercraft inspection stations, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5997

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Green, D-Texas, amendment no. 24 that would allow the Secretary of the Army to give priority to flood control projects where such project would be already authorized and an executed partnership agreement would exist; and the project would be in an area where loss of life occurred due to a flooding event, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5996-H5997

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Frankel, D-Fla., amendment no. 23, that would provide local communities the option to seek foreign sand sources for shore protection projects, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5996

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Esty, D-Conn., amendment no. 22, that would direct the Secretary of the Army to conduct an assessment and management plan to restore aquatic ecosystems within the coastal waters of the Northeastern United States from the State of Virginia to the State of Maine, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5995-H5996

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Esty, D-Conn., amendment no. 21, that would direct the Secretary of the Army to submit a report on implementation of corrosion prevention activities within one year of the bill's enactment, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5994-H5995

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Young, R-Iowa, amendment no. 20, that would establish policy for Army Corps of Engineers levees that affect community-owned levees, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5994

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Weber, R-Texas, amendment no. 19, that would require the Army Corps of Engineers to take into account existing studies and data developed by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District when conducting the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5993-H5994

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Thornberry, R-Texas, amendment no. 18, that would prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from removing privately owned cabins on privately owned land at Lake Kemp for an additional 5 years, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5993

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Mica, R-Fla., for Mullin, R-Okla., amendment no. 16, that would transfer to the Department of the Interior land to be held in trust for the benefit of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, after the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has paid to the Army Corps of Engineers fair market value of the land transferred, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5992-H5993

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Mica, R-Fla., amendment no. 15, that would allow the Secretary of the Army to adjust the Benefit Cost Ratio after any portion of the authorized project is completed by the Army Corps using non-federal funds, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5992

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Long, R-Mo., amendment no. 13, that would lift the Army Corps of Engineers' moratorium on the issuance of dock permits for Table Rock Lake and delays the final rule for revising the Shoreline Management Plan, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5991-H5992

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Graves, R-La., amendment no. 12, that would expedite certain flood mitigation priority areas, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5991

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Graves, R-La., amendment no. 11, that would provide criteria for application decisions in regard to taking possession of, use of, or injury to harbor or river improvements, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5990-H5991

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Graves, R-La., amendment no. 10, that would allow the non-federal interest to execute a project or project component when they determine that it can be done at lower cost and/or faster time, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5989-H5990

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Dold, R-Ill., amendment no. 9, that would allow projects funded under section 506(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to include compatible recreation features, not to exceed 10 percent of the ecosystem restoration costs of the project, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5989

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Bost, R-Ill., amendment no. 7, that would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to consider other potential benefits that may accrue due to rehabilitation of a non-federal levee, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5989

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Blum, R-Iowa, amendment no. 6, that would expedite the Cedar River project for flood risk management authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2014, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5988-H5989

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Black, R-Tenn., amendment no. 5, that would direct the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide guidance on the types of circumstances under which the state-of-the-art provision of the Dam Safety Assurance authority might apply to dam safety repair projects, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5987-H5988

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Babin, R-Texas, amendment no. 4, that would allow for channels which have been "assumed for maintenance" to be considered the same as "authorized" projects, adopted to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5985-H5987

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Babin, R-Texas, amendment no. 3, that would define parameters and sets guidelines for the scope of "work" under the bill's review processes, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5985

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Lawrence, D-Mich., amendment no. 2, that would include gross negligence as an additional reason for obtaining funding following an emergency at a water resources development project, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5984-H5985

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Shuster, R-Pa., amendment no. 1, that would make technical and clarifying revisions to the bill and would include additional Chief's Reports and Post Authorization Change Reports submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers since May 25, 2016, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5982-H5984

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H5961-H5997

  • Sept. 27, 2016House Vote 562 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 892) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects. The bill would also deauthorize various projects and would authorize the corps to conduct feasibility studies for 29 possible projects. The rule would waive, for resolutions related to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and reported through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2016, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee. It would grant suspension authority on the legislative days of Sept. 29, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2016. Adopted 241-180. Congressional Record p. H5937-H5938

  • Sept. 27, 2016House Vote 561 Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization — Previous Question
    Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 892) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects. The rule would waive, for resolutions related to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and reported through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2016, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee. It would grant suspension authority on the legislative days of Sept. 29, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2016. Motion agreed to 243-178. Congressional Record p. H5936-H5937

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H5998

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Sept. 27, 2016 — Kildee, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the House: amendment no . Congressional Record p. H6002-H6004

  • Sept. 26, 2016 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 892, reported to the House as a rule for HR 5303.

  • Sept. 26, 2016Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Sept. 26, 2016 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H5911

  • Sept. 26, 2016 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Sept. 23, 2016Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Sept. 22, 2016 — House Natural Resources Committee discharged by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H5862

  • Sept. 22, 2016 — Reported to the House amended by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-785, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H5862

  • May 25, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Manager's Amendment
      Bill Shuster, R-Pa. —

    Manager's amendment that would make minor clerical changes to the bill and incorporate various substantive additions. The amendment would require the Army Corps of Engineers to coordinate with local officials when conducting feasibility studies for water infrastructure projects and require the Corps to submit biannual reports on the usage of natural features such as grass and berms in water projects.

    Manager's amendment that would make minor clerical changes to the bill and incorporate various substantive additions. The amendment would require the Army Corps of Engineers to coordinate with local officials when conducting feasibility studies for water infrastructure projects and require the Corps to submit biannual reports on the usage of natural features such as grass and berms in water projects.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Water Agreement Interstate Pacts
      C. Brown, D-Fla. —

    Amendment that would delete from the bill a section that would strike language in the Water Supply Act of 1958 resolving to support interstate pacts for water agreements.

    Amendment that would delete from the bill a section that would strike language in the Water Supply Act of 1958 resolving to support interstate pacts for water agreements.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Alaska Deep Draft Port
      D. Young, R-Alaska —

    Amendment that would require the secretaries of the Army, Department of Homeland Security and Defense to study the feasibility and benefits of creating a deep draft port in Alaska's arctic region.

    Amendment that would require the secretaries of the Army, Department of Homeland Security and Defense to study the feasibility and benefits of creating a deep draft port in Alaska's arctic region.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Major Rehabilitation Threshold
      John Duncan, R-Tenn. —

    Amendment that would increase the threshold for considering a project a "major rehabilitation" to $35 million from $20 million.

    Amendment that would increase the threshold for considering a project a "major rehabilitation" to $35 million from $20 million.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Drinking Water Infrastructure
      E. Johnson, D-Texas —

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to provide construction help on non-federal parties' drinking water infrastructure projects.

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to provide construction help on non-federal parties' drinking water infrastructure projects.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Harbor Construction Costs
      Capuano, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would require the federal government to pay for portions of construction costs for harbors that are 50 feet deep, increasing the threshold for federal involvement from 45 feet.

    Amendment that would require the federal government to pay for portions of construction costs for harbors that are 50 feet deep, increasing the threshold for federal involvement from 45 feet.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — International Outreach
      Hunter, R-Calif. —

    Amendment that would allow the secretary of the Army to reach out to foreign governments to learn about technological innovations that could improve the United States' water infrastructure development.

    Amendment that would allow the secretary of the Army to reach out to foreign governments to learn about technological innovations that could improve the United States' water infrastructure development.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — State Water Quality
      Edwards, D-Md. —

    Amendment that would reauthorize through fiscal 2021 a revolving fund to be passed on to states for water pollution control and other funding for state and local level drinking and waste water projects.

    Amendment that would reauthorize through fiscal 2021 a revolving fund to be passed on to states for water pollution control and other funding for state and local level drinking and waste water projects.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Ecosystem Restoration Programs
      Garamendi, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to undertake environmental restoration projects in the Great Lakes, Lake Tahoe and the Long Island Sound.

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to undertake environmental restoration projects in the Great Lakes, Lake Tahoe and the Long Island Sound.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — South Atlantic Flood Risks Study
      Webster, R-Fla. —

    Amendment that would require the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study on flood risks within its South Atlantic division.

    Amendment that would require the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study on flood risks within its South Atlantic division.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Foreign Sand
      Frankel, D-Fla. —

    Amendment that would allow non-federal entities to purchase sand from foreign sources when it isn't available domestically.

    Amendment that would allow non-federal entities to purchase sand from foreign sources when it isn't available domestically.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Natural Resources in Water Projects
      Ribble, R-Wis. —

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to incorporate natural features, including grasses and berms, into water projects.

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to incorporate natural features, including grasses and berms, into water projects.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Alternative Funding
      C. Brown, D-Fla. —

    Amendment that would allow non-federal entities to apply to receive less federal funding for water projects if they can find other sources of funds for a particular project.

    Amendment that would allow non-federal entities to apply to receive less federal funding for water projects if they can find other sources of funds for a particular project.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — National Security Preference
      Babin, R-Texas —

    Amendment that would give priority to federal water projects to seaports that hold strategic national security importance.

    Amendment that would give priority to federal water projects to seaports that hold strategic national security importance.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Innovative Materials Study
      Esty, D-Conn. —

    Amendment that would require the Transportation Research Board to study how certain innovative materials, such as roller compacted concrete, geosynthetic materials and reinforced polymer composites are used in water projects and whether they could be better used.

    Amendment that would require the Transportation Research Board to study how certain innovative materials, such as roller compacted concrete, geosynthetic materials and reinforced polymer composites are used in water projects and whether they could be better used.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Regional Project Authorization
      Esty, D-Conn. —

    Amendment that would require the federal government to determine if certain projects should be authorized regionally rather than on a state-by-state basis.

    Amendment that would require the federal government to determine if certain projects should be authorized regionally rather than on a state-by-state basis.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Inland Waterways Trust Fund
      R. Davis, R-Ill. —

    Amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to study whether the Inland Waterways Trust Fund should be managed by an entity other than the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to study whether the Inland Waterways Trust Fund should be managed by an entity other than the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Dredging Alternatives
      Frankel, D-Fla. —

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to use alternative methods of clearing channels when they would be less expensive than dredging.

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to use alternative methods of clearing channels when they would be less expensive than dredging.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Fish Hatcheries
      Huffman, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineer to operate a fish hatchery of endangered fish and require that funding for such a project come from outside the Defense Department.

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineer to operate a fish hatchery of endangered fish and require that funding for such a project come from outside the Defense Department.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Reservoir Operations
      Huffman, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to update their rules for operating reservoirs to allow the use of the best available meteorological devices and techniques, at local stakeholders' request.

    Amendment that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to update their rules for operating reservoirs to allow the use of the best available meteorological devices and techniques, at local stakeholders' request.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Environmental Banks
      G. Graves, R-La. —

    Amendment that would require the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to create a system to certify "environmental banks" that would issue "environmental credits" for projects meant to offset adverse environmental actions.

    Amendment that would require the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to create a system to certify "environmental banks" that would issue "environmental credits" for projects meant to offset adverse environmental actions.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Water Supply
      Walters, R-Calif. —

    Amendment that would classify water supply and storage projects and wastewater projects as water resources projects.

    Amendment that would classify water supply and storage projects and wastewater projects as water resources projects.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Sea Grass Damage
      Frankel, D-Fla. —

    Amendment that would remove the penalty for non-federal entities that damage sea grass and other submerged plant life in the course of maintenance dredging.

    Amendment that would remove the penalty for non-federal entities that damage sea grass and other submerged plant life in the course of maintenance dredging.

    Withdrawn.

    May 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Authorization — Vote to Report

    Authorize $5 billion in water infrastructure projects for 28 Army Corps of Engineers projects. It would require all money generated by user fees at harbors be rerouted back into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund by 2027.

    The legislation includes language that would automatically de-authorize projects that hadn't been acted upon within seven years of their authorization.

    As amended, it would require the Army Corps of Engineers to coordinate with local officials when conducting feasibility studies for water infrastructure projects and require the Corps to submit biannual reports on the usage of natural features such as grass and berms in water projects.

    As amended, it also would require the Government Accountability Office to study whether the Inland Waterways Trust Fund should be managed by an entity other than the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Authorize $5 billion in water infrastructure projects for 28 Army Corps of Engineers projects. It would require all money generated by user fees at harbors be rerouted back into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund by 2027.

    The legislation includes language that would automatically de-authorize projects that hadn't been acted upon within seven years of their authorization.

    As amended, it would require the Army Corps of Engineers to coordinate with local officials when conducting feasibility studies for water infrastructure projects and require the Corps to submit biannual reports on the usage of natural features such as grass and berms in water projects.

    As amended, it also would require the Government Accountability Office to study whether the Inland Waterways Trust Fund should be managed by an entity other than the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • May 23, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 3

    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)
  • May 23, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Natural Resources, House Transportation and Infrastructure.Congressional Record p. H2961