Water infrastructure legislation authorizing federal resources for improving waterways, flood control and other projects in Mississippi is heading for presidential approval following final congressional approval Saturday.
The bill, approved Thursday by the House of Representatives, passed the Senate by a vote of 78-21. It will now go to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
All of Mississippi’s congressional delegation voted “yes” on the legislation. Those members include Rep. Trent Kelly, Rep. Bennie Thompson, Rep. Gregg Harper, Rep. Steve Palazzo, Sen. Thad Cochran and Sen. Roger Wicker.
The “Water Resources Development Act of 2016” (S.2848 or WRDA) – included in the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” – authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the country that are focused on navigational improvements, ecosystem restoration and clean water infrastructure.