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
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!