Senate Names Conferees For WR(R)DA

Waterways Council Release
5 November 2013

Senate leaders have announced that Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer and Ranking Member David Vitter will lead the Senate conference committee on the final WRDA/WRRDA bill. 

Joining Chairman Boxer and Ranking Member Vitter are Democratic Senators Max Baucus (MT), Tom Carper (DE), Ben Cardin (MD) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI). Republicans are Senators James Inhofe (OK) and John Barrasso (WY).

The House, which is currently in recess, is expected to name its conferees the week of November 9. 

The Senate passed its bill in May by a vote of 83-14. The House passed its version 417-3.

The conferees should complete a final bill for President Obama to sign into law by the end of the year.

WCI will apprise members of the progress ahead.  Thank you for the continued support!