Water Projects Spending Bill Sails Through Senate

Law360, Washington (May 15, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate approved a water resources law in an 83-14 vote Wednesday, sending the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water projects spending bill to the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since 2007 and clearing a Texas senator's amendment aimed at holding Mexico to water treaty obligations. 

Although the Water Resources Development Act is supposed to be passed annually, Congress has had difficulty coming to an agreement over the provisions in recent years. The bipartisan-backed 2013 bill would approve 18 Corps water projects...
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