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H.R. 8 (115th): Water Resources Development Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 8 authorizes Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) civil works activities and builds on previous reform efforts to ensure improvements are made to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. This bill is the third WRDA since 2014, returning regular congressional oversight to the Corps Specific provisions of the bill are below.

Title I eliminates barriers to project delays and improves the utility of the contributed and advanced funds provisions from previous WRDA laws by ensuring the Corps may accept funds from non-federal sponsors to advanced studies and project elements. The Title maintains reforms that have allowed for greater local participation in project selection and directs the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the current organizational structure of the Corps’ civil …

Sponsor and status

Bill Shuster

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018
Length: 122 pages
Introduced
May 18, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 6, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 3021: America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 23, 2018. (compare text)
Cosponsors

32 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 14 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman John Garamendi Praises Inclusion of Funding for Feather River West Levee Project in USACE Work Plan
    — Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2018

Schiff Amendments to Stop Use of Glyphosate in Los Angeles River Blocked
    — Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28] on Jun 8, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - June 8, 2018
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jun 11, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 8 will add $2.5 billion in new spending through 2028.

History

May 18, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 23, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 1, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 6, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 8 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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