The Water Resources Development Act is set for a House vote, but the Bush Administration is asking Congress to reject it due to budget concerns. However, the Administration has not yet threatened a veto if the bill passes in Congress.
WRDA would authorize funding for Army Corps of Engineers water projects across the country, including improvements to river transportation infrastructure in the
The administration released a statement this week arguing that the bill would be too costly and calling for Congress to vote it down.
Illinois Corn Growers Association president Steve Ruh has reason to support the bill, as the bill would authorize improvements to locks on the
The Senate version of the bill has cleared the Environment and Public Works Committee but a floor vote has not yet been scheduled.