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S. 1811 (116th): Water Resources Development Act of 2020

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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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Sponsor and status

John Barrasso

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2020
Length: 362 pages
Jun 12, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on December 8, 2020 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)


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What legislators are saying

Napolitano Applauds House Passage of WRDA Conference Agreement, Urges Swift Senate Approval of Water Infrastructure Bill for SoCal & Nation
    — Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32] on Dec 8, 2020

Scott Statement on Passage of Water Resources Development Act
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] on Dec 8, 2020

Congressman Clyburn Statement on South Carolina Projects Included In House Passed Water Resources Development Act
    — Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6] on Dec 17, 2020

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Jun 12, 2019

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Jul 10, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 4, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Dec 8, 2020
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

S. 1811 (116th) 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 S. 1811. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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