Infrastructure Update

 

While it appears unlikely that Congress will pass any major infrastructure package before the 2018 elections, efforts to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and pass a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) are underway.  Specifically, the House recently passed a bill reauthorizing the FAA for five years, and the Senate is expected to release its own bill this summer.  Congress is also aiming to pass a 2018 WRDA bill, which would authorize critical water projects, studies, and programs to be undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).  Committee discussions related to WRDA began early this year, but bills have not yet been released.