House Energy & Water Subcommittee Approves Fy ’15
Appropriations Bill; President Signs WRRDA
10 June 2014
This morning the House Appropriations Committee’s Energy &
Water Subcommittee approved, by unanimous voice vote, the FY ’15
appropriations funding bill. No amendments were
offered. This bill funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’
Civil Works program.
FY ’15 funding for the Corps’ Civil Works mission is $5.493
billion, an increase of $25 million above the FY ’14 enacted level
and nearly $1 billion ($959.5 million) above the President's
According to Subcommittee Chairman Mike Simpson (R-ID), highlights
--Navigation projects (undesignated) will receive an increase of
$484 million above the Administration’s request.
--Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) supported projects received
an increase of $112 million or a total of $281 million for
priority projects in FY ’15. As is normally the case,
project-specific details are being withheld until the full
committee marks up the bill.
--Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) spending will increase by
$185 million above the Administration’s request.
--Inland Operations & Maintenance (O&M) will increase by
$45 million over the Administration’s request.
--There are no new starts or earmarks in the bill.
The expectation is that the bill will be considered in full
committee next week and WCI will pass along additional information
as it is received.
President Signs WRRDA
Also this morning, President Obama signed the Water Resources
Reform Development Act (WRRDA) into law in a ceremony at the White
On this important day, WCI thanks its members and many
stakeholders for their support for WRRDA’s passage in Congress and
today, into law.