Water Resources Development Act moves toward passage after years of debate
After three years of debate, Congress is poised to pass the Water Resources Development Act, with the House prepared to act as soon as this week. Is there enough support to move WRDA this time around? Or will criticism of a costly lock expansion project on the Upper Mississippi River derail the legislation? Can WRDA get through the Senate? And how does the legislation play into the broader question of reforming the Army Corps of Engineers? Steve Ellis, vice president for programs at Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Lisa Kelley, a lobbyist with the National Corn Growers Association, weigh in on the legislation's chances.