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H.R. 8 - Water Resources Development Act of 2018

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 115-72 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 8 as ordered reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, with modifications. 
            ::  The Rules Committee Print strikes section 102 of H.R. 8 as ordered reported; section 102 allows the balances in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to be spent in 2029 without appropriation. Section 102 was removed to ensure compliance with the Rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act.
            ::  Comparative print showing H.R. 8, as reported, compared with RCP 115-72 (pursuant to clause 12 of rule XXI)  PDF
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  • Text of H.R. 8 PDF XML

    Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (as reported) 

  • H. Rept. 115-708 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Unanimous Consent Agreement related to amendment #69 offered by Rep. Moulton of Massachusetts PDF

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-2 on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 918:
Agreed to by record vote of 223-175, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 224-176 on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  

MANAGERS: Woodall/McGovern

1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249.

2. Makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion.

4. Provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.

5. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

6. Structured rule for H.R. 8.

7. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

8. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

9. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-72 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

10. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

11. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

12. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

13. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

14. Structured rule for H.R. 5895.

15. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

16. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

17. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-71, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

18. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for failure to comply with clause 2 rule XXI, except beginning on page 66, line 14, through page 66, line 20.

19. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

20. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

21. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

22. Provides that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.

23. Provides that during consideration of H.R. 5895, it shall not be in order to use a decrease in Overseas Contingency Operations funds to offset an amendment that increases an appropriation not designated as Overseas Contingency Operations funds or vice versa, but does not apply to amendments between the Houses.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
53Version 1Allen (GA)RepublicanWithdrawn Repeals section 1319 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016. It returns to the original fish passage at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, per the Chief of Engineers Report of 2012 and allows for the repair, rehabilitation, and conveyance of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.Withdrawn
114Version 2Babin (TX)RepublicanLate Revised Expresses the sense of Congress stating the importance and benefits of projects to improve 2-way traffic safety on high volume, deep draft navigation channels.Made In Order
33Version 2Bishop, Sanford (GA)DemocratRevised Conveys three parcels of land, known as the Earle May Recreational Area, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the City of Bainbridge. Made In Order
23Version 1Blum (IA)RepublicanExpedites the completion of the Cedar River flood risk management project authorized in 2014Made In Order
52Version 1Blumenauer (OR), Lipinski (IL)DemocratEstablishes a Water Infrastructure Investment Trust Fund that is funded through a voluntary labeling system on the individual sale of products from companies that wish to contribute to America's clean water. The funds in the Trust Fund shall be evenly expended to the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs).Submitted
1Version 1Bordallo (GU), Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman (AS)Bi-PartisanCodifies existing 1.5% set-aside under the (Safe Drinking Water Act) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for the 4 Insular U.S. territories.Submitted
7Version 1Bordallo (GU), Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman (AS)Bi-PartisanCodifies existing 1.5% set-aside under the (Clean Water Act) Clean Water State Revolving for the 4 Insular U.S. territories.Submitted
18Version 2Bost (IL)RepublicanRevised Permits a non-federal flood control project sponsor to pay, or contribute to, the difference between the cost of repairing a damaged flood control project and its projected economic benefits.Made In Order
19Version 1Bost (IL)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires the Corps of Engineers to consider all economic benefits that accrue in a levee repair or rehabilitation project as part of its Benefit Cost Ratio calculation.Withdrawn
34Version 1Capuano (MA), Lynch (MA)DemocratWithdrawn Deauthorizes a portion of the Boston Harbor Reserved Channel to allow construction of larger ship berths.Withdrawn
35Version 2Capuano (MA)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary to conduct a study of the status of the project for flood damage reduction and environmental restoration for the Muddy River authorized by WRDA 2000. The Secretary is required to submit a report to Congress describing the study and reasons for deauthorizing the project, which would be considered a feasibility report for purposes of section 7001 of WRDA 2014.Submitted
43Version 2Costa (CA), Denham (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Authorizes the Army Corps to accept contributed funds from the owners of non-federal Section 7 reservoirs for the purpose of reviewing/revising operational documents, including flood control manuals and rule curves.Made In Order
15Version 1Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanHelps construct the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion regarding property previously bought out with FEMA dollars and restrictions. Submitted
111Version 1Crawford (AR), Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanLate Requires the EPA in implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule concerning oil pollution prevention to increase the storage threshold for professional certification of aboveground fuel storage tanks. The amendment also allows self-certification for midsize fuel storage and exempts those with less than 10,000 gallons in aggregate aboveground storage from certification requirements. Submitted
61Version 1Culberson (TX)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of the Army to rank Federal ports based on several factors and guarantee an authorized project for navigation receive at least 60 percent of the total harbor maintenance tax collected at that port. If a port’s capability is less than 50 percent of the total harbor maintenance tax collected the funds may be allocated to other Federal ports for operations and maintenance and construction purposes.Submitted
62Version 1Culberson (TX)RepublicanClarifies a Corps of Engineers construction provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to include eligible reimbursements to the non-Federal sponsor for construction completed or ongoing as of the date of passage of the Act. Submitted
16Version 1Curbelo (FL), Mast (FL), Webster (FL), Krishnamoorthi (IL), Wilson (FL)Bi-PartisanEncourages the Secretary of the Army to ensure that infrastructure can endure extreme weather and mitigate the impacts of that weather. Also directs the Secretary to report to Congress on water infrastructure resiliency.Submitted
83Version 2Davis, Rodney (IL), Lipinski (IL), Mitchell (MI), Dingell (MI), Lawrence (MI), Kildee (MI)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Clarifies that operation and maintenance of any project authorized under the Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study is done at an 80/20 Federal/non-Federal cost share. Also requires the Corps, following construction of any project authorized under the Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study, to consult with the governor of the state where the project is located and seek Congressional approval prior to implementing any additional technologies at the project. Also, adds to the list of feasibility studies in the base bill the USACE must expedite completion of the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road StudyMade In Order
60Version 1DeFazio (OR), Shuster (PA), Graves, Garret (LA), Napolitano (CA)Bi-PartisanEstablishes a specific budgetary mechanism to allow funds collected into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to be appropriated and expended to address the maintenance dredging needs of U.S. commercial harbors.Submitted
63Version 1Denham (CA), Costa (CA)Bi-PartisanExtends authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enter into cost recovery agreements for evaluation and processing of permits. Made In Order
72Version 1Denham (CA), Garamendi (CA), Costa (CA), Calvert (CA)Bi-PartisanAuthorizes financing for certain water supply projects. Submitted
112Version 1Estes, Ron (KS)RepublicanLate Renames the Wichita Valley Center Flood Control Project in Sedgwick County, Kansas to the “M.S ‘Mitch’ Mitchell Floodway.”Submitted
73Version 2Esty (CT), Babin (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Adds to a National Academy of Sciences report consideration of an analysis on whether the Corps considers cumulative benefits of locally developed projects, including Master Plans, and if the Corps uses these benefits for purposes of benefit-cost analysis for potential projects within such Master Plans. Made In Order
14Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA)RepublicanRequires that if Federal Government does not provide funds to the Delaware River Basin Commission to fulfill the equitable funding requirements of the Delaware River Basin Compact, the amount of the unpaid apportioned Federal share for the annual current expense budget of the Delaware River Basin Commission shall be credited against the payments required from the Delaware River Basin Commission as a result of the Water Supply Contracts with the Federal Government for Blue Marsh Lake and Beltzville Lake.Submitted
102Version 1Flores (TX)RepublicanLate Directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to submit a report to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee within one year of enactment a comprehensive assessment of any erosion or embankment instability issues at Waco Lake, Waco, Texas. Submitted
21Version 1Frankel (FL), Webster (FL)Bi-PartisanEnables the Secretary to enter into a written mitigation agreement for dredging of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Florida Submitted
22Version 1Frankel (FL), Curbelo (FL), Mast (FL), Wilson (FL)Bi-PartisanAllows the Corps to consider the best source of sand for each individual beach renourishment projectMade In Order
2Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Directs USACE to consider ecosystem benefits in disposition studies and streamlines process for implementing study recommendations.Withdrawn
80Version 1Gianforte (MT)RepublicanChanges the federal cost share of certain Bureau of Reclamation Projects that were completed before 1945, and have a completed corrective action study.Submitted
85Version 1Gianforte (MT)RepublicanLate Allows the Blackfeet Tribe to access 50% of the funds from the Blackfeet Settlement Act if/when appropriated and pursuant to the oversight of the Secretary of the InteriorSubmitted
51Version 1Gibbs (OH), LaMalfa (CA), Duncan (SC), Gohmert (TX), Estes, Ron (KS)RepublicanProhibits the Secretary of the Army from enforcing any regulation that keeps an individual from possessing firearms on Army Corps of Engineer Water Resource Development projects. Submitted
65Version 2Gibbs (OH)RepublicanRevised Instructs the Secretary to expedite the DMMP process in order that studies reach completion within two years of their initiation and shall make maximum use of existing information and studies and avoid all redundant information collection and studies for purposes of Dredged Material Management Plans initiated in fiscal year 2018 and afterward.Made In Order
66Version 1Gibbs (OH)RepublicanAmends language to ensure all factors are considered in order for the mitigation bank to provide sufficient financial assurances.Made In Order
67Version 1Gibbs (OH)RepublicanIncludes the language from H.R. 953, which amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency or a state from requiring a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for a discharge of a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters if the discharge is approved under FIFRA.Submitted
36Version 1González-Colón (PR)RepublicanRequires the Secretary to present within 100 days before the committees with jurisdiction in House and Senate, a report on the status, prospects and budgetary requirements for all WRD projects and proposals before the Corps in Puerto Rico, including those related to repair and mitigation for the 2017-2018 natural disasters; also holds back the deauthorization of inactive projects until there is an evaluation of their performance during those disasters and the cost of reactivation.Submitted
37Version 2González-Colón (PR)RepublicanRevised Expresses the sense of Congress that the Corps of Engineers should consider urgently and favorably projects and proposals pending before them for flood control, dam repair, beach erosion, harbor navigation in Puerto Rico, as well as for repair and mitigation required by natural disasters in 2017-2018; and that the Secretary should advance the project for ecosystem restoration at Caño Martin Peña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.Made In Order
38Version 2González-Colón (PR)RepublicanRevised Directs the secretary to expedite reports for the navigation project for San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, per the study authorized by resolution of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in September 20, 2006Made In Order
39Version 1González-Colón (PR)RepublicanExpresses the Sense of Congress that the Secretary should advance the project for ecosystem restoration at Caño Martin Peña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.Submitted
100Version 1Gosar (AZ), Tipton (CO), Gohmert (TX)RepublicanLate Takes meaningful steps to address the Bureau of Reclamation’s maintenance backlog and ensure an abundant supply of clean water for future generations.Submitted
116Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL), Soto (FL)DemocratLate Streamlines the authorization process for Everglades’ restoration projects over the next five years by allowing the Corp to begin work on projects included in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan without seeking a separate congressional authorization for each project. Submitted
54Version 1Heck, Denny (WA)DemocratCreates centers of excellence for innovative stormwater control infrastructure, and directs EPA to promote the use of that infrastructure.Submitted
55Version 1Heck, Denny (WA)DemocratDirects GAO to conduct a study on USACE’s ability to comply with Federal stormwater runoff requirements.Made In Order
56Version 1Heck, Denny (WA)DemocratDirects USACE to establish a voluntary task force to study and develop recommendations to improve the funding and financing of stormwater infrastructure.Submitted
4Version 1Higgins, Clay (LA)RepublicanDirects the Secretary to expedite completion of the Southwest Coastal Louisiana project for hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and ecosystem restoration. Submitted
91Version 2Higgins, Clay (LA)RepublicanLate Revised Directs the Secretary to prefer acquiring the minimum interest necessary in real property needed to support a project or action. Requires consideration of the use of a temporary easement estate or other interests designed to reduce overall costs, reduce project time, and minimize conflict with property owners related to such project or action. Made In Order
44Version 2Jayapal (WA)DemocratRevised Requests that the Army Corps of Engineers submit a report based on an assessment it was tasked to perform in WRDA 2014. Requests the Corps of Engineers to add to this report a list of harbors and waterways where non-tonnage aspects are significant.Submitted
45Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratAdds to a GAO study consideration of how changes to the navigation industry workforce with which the Army Corps of Engineers collaborates may affect safety and operations within the navigation industryMade In Order
46Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratRequests from the Army Corps of Engineers a report to Congress on the potential opportunity for integrating noise abatement and noise mitigation technologies and practices into improvements and operations in harbors and inland harbors.Made In Order
47Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratAdds to a National Academies of Sciences report consideration of the effects of sea level rise on water resource projects and properties of the Army Corps of Engineers.Submitted
78Version 2Johnson, Mike (LA), Higgins, Clay (LA), LaMalfa (CA), Cramer, Kevin (ND), Gohmert (TX), Estes, Ron (KS), Gosar (AZ), Peterson (MN)Bi-PartisanRevised Considers agricultural land to be prior converted cropland under if the land is certified prior-converted, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture.Submitted
40Version 1Joyce (OH), Huizenga (MI), Kildee (MI), Foster (IL)Bi-PartisanRequires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete its Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study by February 2019.Made In Order
41Version 1Joyce (OH), Nolan (MN)Bi-PartisanIncreases the authorization level for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.Submitted
101Version 1Kaptur (OH)DemocratLate Renames the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Also, authorizes unobligated funds to be used for the promotion of trade and traffic through the Seaway in partnership with Great Lakes ports.Submitted
28Version 2Keating (MA)DemocratRevised Authorizes Army Corps to give technical assistance to regional coalitions as they prepare for water resources development projects with potential connections to Army Corps projects or properties.Made In Order
29Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratWithdrawn Authorizes a pilot program to test the outcomes of providing funding to non-Federal interests for studies and engineering costs associated with water resources development projects connected to existing Army Corps projects or taking place on Army Corps properties.Withdrawn
64Version 2Keating (MA)DemocratRevised Grants the Army Corps the authority to repair or replace bridges in New England that serve as emergency evacuation routes.Made In Order
82Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratLate Directs the Army Corps to expedite and complete dredging in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts as authorized.Made In Order
3Version 2Kelly (PA), Thompson, Glenn (PA)RepublicanRevised States that in regards to WRDA funding determinations, the Corps of Engineers may consider operation and maintenance of the locks on Allegheny River for purposes of recreational boat traffic levels and related economic benefits. Made In Order
86Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Establishes a contracting preference for companies that offer on-site childcare.Submitted
87Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Prohibits enforcement of an NDA against an agency employee in contravention of federal whistleblower protectionsSubmitted
88Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Requires the Comptroller of the United States to provide recommendations to improve the capacity and preparedness of the Corp of Engineers workforce Made In Order
89Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Requires agency employees to report to OGR, HSGAC, and OGE any time they seek ethics guidance on financial conflict of interest, and the results of that guidanceSubmitted
107Version 1LaMalfa (CA)RepublicanLate Prohibits the enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s abandonment rule. Submitted
96Version 1Lance (NJ), Gottheimer (NJ)Bi-PartisanLate Directs the Secretary to expedite the completion of a feasibility study for the Warren Glen Dam Removal Project in the Musconetcong River, New JerseyMade In Order
30Version 1Larsen, Rick (WA)DemocratIncreases the per project funding cap for Section 544 Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration (PSAW) to $10 million- which is consistent with Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration projects and raises the overall authorization level for PSAW. Made In Order
110Version 1Lawson (FL), Wilson (FL)DemocratLate Makes supplemental appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affected by flooding resulting from Hurricanes that took place in calendar years 2016 and 2017. Submitted
115Version 1Lewis, Jason (MN)RepublicanLate Encourages the Secretary to consider reasonable alternative agreements between state or local entities, private partners, and the US Army Corps of Engineering to dispose of dredged material. Made In Order
11Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratIndemnifies the Army Corps from CERCLA liability for ecosystem restoration activities at Bubbly Creek in Chicago, ILSubmitted
49Version 2Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratRevised Authorizes the expansion of the Abiquiu Reservoir.Made In Order
50Version 2Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratRevised Provides a process to compensate victims of the Gold King Mine releaseSubmitted
24Version 2Mast (FL)RepublicanRevised Clarifies the Secretary’s authority under WRDA 2000 to provide credit for Comprehensive Everglades Restoration in-kind work completed during design or construction, including work after a partnership agreement is signed. The Secretary and non-Federal sponsor must agree to the terms and conditions for in-kind work not expressly defined in the partnership agreement and the Secretary must determine the work is integral to the project.Made In Order
25Version 1Mast (FL)RepublicanAuthorizes Army Corps to contribute funds to a non-Federal sponsor for design or construction of an authorized project when the Secretary deems it appropriate. Federal funds contributed to non-Federal sponsor work shall be credited to the Federal cost-share.Submitted
26Version 1Mast (FL), Gibbs (OH), Maloney, Sean (NY), Brownley (CA)Bi-PartisanReauthorizes the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and directs Army Corps to utilize EPA review process for loan guarantee applications in order to enable state and local water infrastructure solutions or projects.Submitted
27Version 1Mast (FL)RepublicanEstablishes a CERP trust fund to fix “new start” challenges for Everglades projects, and adopts the Integrated Delivery Schedule established by Army Corps of Engineers and the non-federal sponsor and provides them with flexibility to adapt component sequencing to the engineering realities on the ground with efficient Congressional oversight. Submitted
118Version 1McCaul (TX), Green, Al (TX), Brady, Kevin (TX), Culberson (TX), Olson (TX), Weber (TX), Poe (TX)Bi-PartisanLate Requires the US Army Corps of Engineers to carry out flood and storm damage reduction studies expeditiously in order to reduce the risk of damage from future floods and hurricanes in the Houston and Coastal Texas areas.Made In Order
104Version 1McClintock (CA), Tipton (CO), Gohmert (TX), Gosar (AZ)RepublicanLate Creates a streamlined permitting process with specific timetables and that allows applicants to only have to interact with one federal agency.Submitted
9Version 2McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanRevised Authorizes a land transfer between the Port of Whitman and the Army Corps of Engineers.Made In Order
81Version 1Meadows (NC)RepublicanPrioritizes the operation, maintenance, and improvement of existing infrastructure. Made In Order
106Version 1Meeks (NY)DemocratLate Changes the name of the waterway in the State of New York from "Negro Bar Chanel" to "Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel".Submitted
123Version 1Meeks (NY)DemocratLate Expedites the Army Corps of Engineers’ reformulation project in certain Sandy Superstorm affected areas of Queens, NY.Made In Order
93Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratLate Reauthorizes the Navigation Safety Advisory Council for an additional 5 years.Submitted
68Version 1Mitchell (MI), Huizenga (MI), Dingell (MI), Quigley (IL), Moolenaar (MI), Trott (MI), Upton (MI), Lawrence (MI)Bi-PartisanAdds to the list of feasibility studies in the base bill the USACE must expedite completion of the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road Study.Submitted
12Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratAdds language from S. 2800 related to projects under Section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992. Submitted
13Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratRequires the Corps to take steps to better engage with and meaningfully consult with communities of color, low-income communities, tribes, and rural communities. Made In Order
69Version 3Moulton (MA), Keating (MA)DemocratRevised Provides additional funding for the Army Corps of Engineers Storm and Hurricane Restoration and Impact Minimization Program. The program assists communities in their efforts to recover and adapt to severe weather and natural disasters. Submitted
42Version 1Nolan (MN), Joyce (OH), Huizenga (MI), Krishnamoorthi (IL), Mitchell (MI), Bergman (MI), Kildee (MI), Kennedy (MA)Bi-PartisanExpresses the sense of Congress that the construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is vital to our national economy, national security, and national need for new critical infrastructure.Made In Order
117Version 1Olson (TX), Weber (TX), González-Colón (PR), Green, Al (TX), Brady, Kevin (TX), Gonzalez, Vicente (TX), Poe (TX), Duncan (SC), Vela (TX), Plaskett, (VI), Gohmert (TX), Wilson (FL)Bi-PartisanLate Looks to expedite already authorized U.S. Army Corp of Engineers projects in the declared disaster areas of Texas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Made In Order
90Version 2Paulsen (MN), Ellison (MN)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Expedites the completion of a disposition study and requires the Secretary to report on the feasibility of preserving and uenhancing recreational opportunities and the health of the ecosystem of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. Made In Order
124Version 1Payne, Jr. (NJ)DemocratLate Payne 1 – Expands the natural infrastructure provision to include all areas, not just coastal, and amends the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Continuing Authorities Program to include natural and nature based projects. Submitted
8Version 1Pearce (NM)RepublicanRequires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pay back the Federal cost share for projects carried out under section 593 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 in the next fiscal year.Made In Order
92Version 2Plaskett, (VI)DemocratLate Revised Requires the Secretary of the Army to conduct a study of the project for navigation, St. Thomas Harbor, Virgin Islands, authorized by the River and Harbor Act of August 26, 1937, and to submit a report to Congress describing the results of such study, reasons for deauthorization of the project, and conditions needed for reauthorization by the Secretary.Submitted
103Version 2Posey (FL), Mast (FL), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Wilson (FL)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance on construction to a state agency that is carrying out congressionally authorized projects. Such assistance would be reimbursed by the state agency. Protects existing authorities under Davis-Bacon.Made In Order
113Version 1Richmond (LA)DemocratLate Extends current federal environmental banking authority to those federal laws that are co-enforced by the States, such as the Coastal Zone Management Act.Submitted
109Version 1Rooney, Tom (FL)RepublicanLate De-authorizes the “Comprehensive Everglades Restorations Plan, Central and Southern Florida, Site 1 Impoundment Project” which was originally authorized in WRDA 2007. According to the local project sponsor, which has been requesting de-authorization since 2015, the Site 1 Impoundment Project is no longer practical or cost effective and the expected environmental benefits are limited. Submitted
57Version 1Royce (CA), Hunter (CA)RepublicanWithdrawn Eliminates the provision in Section 119 to make future projects eligible for credits.Withdrawn
58Version 2Royce (CA), Hunter (CA), Mast (FL)RepublicanRevised Adds flexibility in Section 120 so that future projects can also qualify for the pilot program.Made In Order
59Version 1Royce (CA), Lowenthal (CA), Hunter (CA), Correa (CA)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Expedites a study to remove significant portions of the affected communities from the 100- year floodplain and would greatly increase the flood protection in the study area. Withdrawn
108Version 1Ryan, Tim (OH)DemocratLate Allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to be treated as a response action contractor when re-mediating contaminated sediments from navigable waters for the purpose of environmental enhancement and water quality improvement activities.Submitted
17Version 2Sanford (SC), Delaney (MD), Duncan (SC)Bi-PartisanRevised Ensures timely payback for advanced funds paid for by a non-federal sponsor. Made In Order
20Version 1Schiff (CA)DemocratProhibits the Army Corps of Engineers from using glyphosate along the Los Angeles River to remove invasive and non-native vegetation. Submitted
79Version 1Schiff (CA), Gomez, Jimmy (CA), Roybal-Allard (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Expands reimbursement eligibility for non-Federal entities to include planning, design, and construction projects. Requires non-Federal entity seeking reimbursement still follow Federal labor and environmental laws.Withdrawn
70Version 2Schrader (OR)DemocratRevised Requires the Army Corps of Engineers to include in future workplans, to the maximum extent practicable, any project or facility for disposition for which the Corps has a final report from the Director of Civil Works.Made In Order
71Version 2Schrader (OR)DemocratRevised Provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the authority to help mitigate any detrimental impacts to municipal water supply resulting from a Corps construction project.Made In Order
94Version 1Shea-Porter (NH)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary to use existing authority to mitigate severe shoaling at Hampton Harbor, New HampshireMade In Order
95Version 1Shea-Porter (NH)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary to expedite the navigation project for Portsmouth Harbor and the Piscataqua RiverMade In Order
97Version 3Shuster (PA)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Revised Revised Manager's Amendment. Makes technical changes to the bill, as well as additional provisions relating to Corps of Engineers projects and reports. Addresses direct spending issue in sec. 306. Strikes sec. 119 of the manager’s amendment.Made In Order
5Version 2Smith, Jason (MO)RepublicanRevised Ensures prompt restoration and rebuilding in the event of an activation of any floodway or backwater feature within the Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries system.Made In Order
6Version 1Smith, Jason (MO)RepublicanEnsures that small ports along the Mississippi River have the available resources for dredging activities.Submitted
74Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratDirects the GAO to specifically consider trough bars, coastal wetlands and barrier coral reefs for their study on the feasibility of projects for flood risk management, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and ecosystem restoration.Made In Order
75Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratAdds universities to the list of entities that the Secretary of the Army Corps should consider when submitting a report to Congress on the use of innovative materials in water resource development projects.Made In Order
76Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratDirects the Secretary to expand the areas of consideration to include water storage.Made In Order
77Version 2Soto (FL)DemocratRevised Directs the Secretary, to the maximum extent practicable, to endeavor to provide information to all adjoining residential property stakeholders, next to property which the Army Corps of Engineers holds an interest. Made In Order
48Version 1Tipton (CO), LaMalfa (CA), Gibbs (OH), Davidson (OH), Grothman (WI), Crawford (AR), Pearce (NM), Duncan (SC), Gosar (AZ), McKinley (WV), Rouzer (NC), Smith, Adrian (NE), Gohmert (TX), Estes, Ron (KS)RepublicanRepeals the previous Administration’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.Submitted
98Version 2Tipton (CO), Gosar (AZ), Gohmert (TX), Duncan (SC)RepublicanLate Revised Protects communities, businesses, recreational opportunities, farmers and ranchers as well as other individuals that rely on privately held water rights for their livelihoods from federal takings.Submitted
84Version 1Valadao (CA)RepublicanLate Extends the drought related provisions of the WIIN Act in Subtitle J for five additional years.Submitted
105Version 1Valadao (CA)RepublicanLate Ensures that both new water-related infrastructure and increased Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta) deliveries can be implemented as soon as possible without causing harm to other water users or the environment.Submitted
99Version 1Wasserman Schultz (FL), Mast (FL)Bi-PartisanLate Authorizes Army Corps flexibility to approve non-Federal sponsor construction of shovel-ready features of a larger project.Submitted
119Version 1Weber (TX)RepublicanLate Exempts parts of Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island from the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) prohibition on using federal funds on barrier islands. This technical amendment is needed this session by the Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office, in order to complete a 5.5 year, $20 million study of the Texas coast, as required for a proposed hurricane storm surge barrier to protect residents of Galveston Island, Galveston Bay, and the Houston Ship Channel.Submitted
120Version 1Weber (TX)RepublicanLate Enhances the Levee Safety Action Classification (LSAC) risk categorization tool, developed internally by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It supplements current duties by ensuring that individual levee system LSAC ratings are transparent.Made In Order
121Version 1Weber (TX)RepublicanLate The purpose of the amendment is to require the Corps of Engineers to cover 100 percent of the cost for correction of design or construction deficiencies caused by the Corps of Engineers.Submitted
122Version 1Weber (TX)RepublicanLate Updates the definition of Energy Transfer Ports and to hold harmless any current Energy Transfer Ports from receiving less funds, until such time as funding for this program is increased. Submitted
31Version 1Young, Don (AK)RepublicanRestores the initial cost-share ratio of a 30 year loan made to an Alaskan community, which was altered mid-repayment at the cost of an additional $15 million to the community when WRDA 2007 passed.Submitted
32Version 2Young, Don (AK)RepublicanRevised Requires the Secretary to conduct an assessment of dams classified as Class III under the Dam Safety Action Classification of the Corps of Engineers. This amendment require the Secretary to provide a report to Congress describing anticipated impacts on the local communities if the Secretary no longer assumes responsibility of the Class III dam, or what the effects would be if the Secretary continues to assume responsibility of the dams over a period of 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act.Made In Order
10Version 1Zeldin (NY), Fitzpatrick (PA), Stefanik (NY), Tenney (NY), Reichert (WA), Donovan (NY), LoBiondo (NJ), Lance (NJ), MacArthur (NJ), Faso (NY), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Costello (PA)RepublicanReauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Submitted