Includes Ernst Provision for Cedar Rapids Flood Control Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued a statement after President Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) into law, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This legislation includes her provision to urge the Army Corps of Engineers to complete the Cedar Rapids flood control project.
“I am so pleased that the president has signed this important water infrastructure bill into law. This bill contains the authorization of Army Corps of Engineers’ projects that are important to Iowa for flood damage reduction and water resources infrastructure in addition to addressing the water quality issues many of our communities face across the country. Additionally, the legislation also includes my provision to direct the Corps to prioritize the Cedar Rapids flood control project. As I have made clear, the Corps must fulfill their obligation to assist in completion of this project to protect the people of Iowa from another disaster. Now, this law will direct the Corps to do so in a timely manner.”
Senator Ernst also previously secured a commitment for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the benefit-cost ratios for flood mitigation projects.
Ernst Provision Included in Section 1322 of the Bill:
Ernst GAO Study Provision Secured:
Water Resources Development Act Impact on Iowa: