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Call to Action: Support WRRDA Bill

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The following was sent out by the Allegheny River Development Corp., the group working to re-open the closed locks on the Upper Allegheny River:

The WRRDA Bill - which contains extremely important language for inland waterways and offers provisions for much simpler methods of Contributed Funds is heading to the floor of the House of Representatives THIS WEEK in Washington, DC 

We need your help to get word to Congress about the importance of this bill to the Upper Allegheny River.

Action Alert – WRRDA Floor Action           

October 22, 2013

ACTION ITEM:  Please contact your Congressional delegation and urge support of WRRDA.

H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, is scheduled to be considered on the House floor later this week, beginning on Wednesday morning.  Final action could conclude Thursday evening, as no votes are scheduled on Friday.  

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has until 5:00 this afternoon to file its committee report.  In addition, we expect a manager’s amendment to be filed, possibly tomorrow.  This information will be transmitted to you as soon as it becomes available. 

The Committee on Rules is scheduled to meet today (Tuesday) afternoon at 5:00 to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration.  Any amendments must be filed by tomorrow morning at 10:00.  Given the bipartisan nature by which this bill moved through committee, it is anticipated that any amendments to be considered on the floor must have the support of the “Big 4” – the Full Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member (Shuster and Rahall), and the Subcommittee’s Chairman and Ranking Member (Gibbs and Bishop).    

The text of the bill adopted by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is available at:  

http://rules.house.gov/bill/113/hr-3080




Submitted by A.R.D.C.

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