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WRDA Bill Contains Problem Items

Worth Hager, executive director of the National Waterways Conference, reports that the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is scheduled to be reported this week, and that it contains a number of provisions that should be changed. The bill creates a a 23- member, two-year commission charged with investigating the Corps planning and river management operations, culminating in a report to Congress. "There have been a number of recent studies and reviews that already address many of these issues, so much of the mission is duplication of efforts and a waste of taxpayer funds," said Hager. Go to the NWC website: www.waterways.org, for more information. The document explaining areas of concern, with a discussion of the reasons for concern, is in Latest Issue, under IDR Online on this site.

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