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House Passes Corps Civil Works Funding Bill

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House Passes Corps Civil Works Funding Bill

Includes $1 Billion More Than President’s Request

Only July 10, the House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015 on a 253 to 170 vote. Within that bill, the House approved over $5.1 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works program. That figure amounts to $1 billion more than President Obama requested for FY 2015.

The funding bill includes notable, record high annual funding levels for Civil Work’s construction and operation and maintenance (O&M) accounts.   Within the O&M account, the bill also approves over $1.1 billion for harbor maintenance dredging, also a record figure. For more details, please see the chart below. In addition to see which projects the House would fund, please see page 37 and beyond of the House Committee Report.  You can find the projects recommended by the president by clicking here.

The Senate Appropriations Committee has not yet voted on its version of this bill. Last month, Senate Democrats pulled the bill from committee consideration to avoid votes on amendments regarding climate change, coal regulations and the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations to expand federal jurisdiction over water. There is no indication that the Senate will move forward on the bill.

Account*

FY 2012

FY 2013  (after Sequester)

FY 2014

FY 2015

President’s Request

FY 2015

House Bill

 

Construction

$1,694

$1,587

$1,656

$1,125

$1,711

 

O&M

$2,412

$2,287

$2,861

$2,600

$2,964

 

MR&T

$252

$238

$307

$245

$260

 

FUSRAP

$109

$100

$103

$100

$100

 

Flood Control & Coastal Emergency

$27

$26

$28

$28

$28

 

Investigations

$125

$119

$125

$80

$115

 

TOTAL

$4,619

$4,357

$5,080

$4,178

$5,178

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Dollar figures in thousands of dollars. Also, please note that this chart does not include other USACE accounts including the regulatory, administrative and Assistant Secretary of the Army accounts.

For more information, please contact Jimmy Christianson at 703-837-5325 or christiansonj@agc.org.

Jimmy Christianson

Director, Government Affairs

Federal & Heavy Construction Division

Associated General Contractors of America

703-837-5325 (office)

631-404-9478 (cell)

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