07/29/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2020 14:25
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which will help strengthen America's ports, locks, dams, and water infrastructure. The bill includes several provisions introduced by U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) to address improvements needed at certain water infrastructure projects across Southern Illinois.
'Our nation's waterways are vitally important to both our local and national economies,' said Bost. 'Roughly 575 million tons of cargo, including the vast majority of our nation's agriculture production and other commodities, move via inland commercial maritime transportation each year. I'm proud that the Water Resources Development Act includes several provisions that will help communities across Southern Illinois - from Wood River in the north, all the way down to the Len Small Levee and Cairo in the south.'
Bost provisions in WRDA include: