Water bill passes House

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The Port Arthur News
May 20, 2014

Erinn Callahan The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR — A bill that will authorize construction of the Sabine-Neches channel improvement project is one step closer to becoming law.

With an overwhelming 412-4 vote, the United States House of Representatives passed the Conference Report for the Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), according to a press release from Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood. Continue reading

House Passes Port-Dredging Bill Boosting Maersk to Nucor

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May 20, 2014

By Derek Wallbank

The U.S. House passed a $12.3 billion water-projects bill that lawmakers said would boost dredging to accommodate larger ships built to transit the expanding Panama Canal.

The measure, passed 412-4, would be the first water infrastructure bill enacted since 2007. It would authorize 34 projects including dredging, flood control, hurricane recovery and environmental restoration. Continue reading

House OKs bill that would widen Sabine-Neches Waterway

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The Beaumont Enterprise
May 20, 2014

By HENRY C. JACKSON, The Associated Press

The U.S. House on Tuesday passed the closest thing so far this year to an infrastructure bill – a $12 billion-plus bipartisan measure authorizing 34 water projects, ranging from widening the Sabine-Neches Waterway that services the Beaumont-Port Arthur oil industry to flood protection in North Dakota. Continue reading

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