Soybean shippers urge Senate to act on water resources legislation
The American Soybean Association wants the U.S. Senate leadership to bring the 2005 Water Resources Development Act (S.728) to the floor for a vote before the end of the current congressional session.
The House overwhelmingly passed WRDA in July by a vote of 406-14.
“It has been five long years since a WRDA was passed, leaving a number of projects vital to the well-being of the nation languishing in limbo,” said Bob Metz, president of the association, in a statement Wednesday.
“Over 50 percent of our locks and dams have aged beyond their life cycle and many are crumbling,” Metz added. “These facilities must continue to be modernized while sustaining the aquatic environment.”