House Recommends $5.383 billion for Corps Civil Works
The Senate is expected to take up the conference report in the near future.
The agreement supports a critically important Civil Works program, recommending $5.383 billion, an amount approximately $1.2 billion over what the President requested. The National Waterways Conference, Inc., applauds the hard work and dedication of the subcommittee leaders, Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Congr. David Hobson (R-OH) and Congr. Pete Viscloskey (D-IN) in facilitating the compromises necessary to get the FY2006 appropriations agreement finalized. Sen. Thad Cochran and Sen. Robert Byrd as well Congr. Jerry Lewis and Congr. David Obey also contributed by approving the substantial increase in funding.