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Newly Passed Act Protects Against Flooding

John_Barrasso

Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is praising the Senate for their passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act by a vote of 83 to 14.  Barrasso says the legislation will help communities better predict and prepare for flooding.  Specifically, he says, the act will cut waste in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget, restore important stream gauges that monitor flooding and drought, provide funding for rural communities to comply with federal regulations, protect Wyoming water rights and give tribes access to water project financing. Overall, Barrasso says the bill will help save lives and property, while at the same time cut wasteful spending

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