Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Upcoming Congressional Activity Related to Mississippi River Basin Water Resources

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled this week to consider (and almost certainly concur with) the Senate's Amendment to HR 5740 (passed out of the Senate last week), which will extend the National Flood Insurance Program two additional months from its scheduled May 31 expiration (see our full coverage of the issue here). The House may also possibly consider HR 5325, the Fiscal Year 2013 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which was passed out of the House Appropriations Committee on May 2. That, among other things, sets the Army Corps civil works budget.  The Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, for its part, had passed its version of the Energy and Water Development  appropriations bill on April 24 ( a $33.4 Billion FY 2013 spending bill ($373 M below the 2012 enacted level)).

No significant House Committee action is currently scheduled for the week.

The Senate is in recess for the week, and will reconvene next week.

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