U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) recently introduced S. 2848, a bill that reauthorizes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). WRDA expires at the end of this year.
WRDA is a key program for the recreational boating industry that authorizes and funds the Army Corp to make improvements and upkeeps for U.S. waterways and harbors. These projects include activities like small port dredging and harbor maintenance. NMMA anticipates that the House Transportation Committee will introduce companion legislation in the coming weeks.
More information can be found online at the website sponsored by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.