FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Passed; WRDA 2022 Signed into Law

FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Passed

This past week, PNWA reported on the details of the FY2023 omnibus appropriations package and the funding successes for our supported projects. On December 22, the Senate voted 68-29 to approve the $1.7 trillion package to fund the government through September 30, 2023. On December 23, the House voted 225 to 201 to approve the omnibus as well. The President is anticipated to sign the legislation in time to avoid a government shutdown. As previously noted, the package did include additional funding for the Corps, and the agency will have 60 days to prepare their work plan for how to spend those discretionary dollars.

PNWA thanks our Northwest Congressional delegation for all their work to bring funding to the Northwest for critical infrastructure projects. We also thank our PNWA members who participated in the Virtual Mission to Washington, advocacy trips throughout the year, and other meetings with Members of Congress, their staff and our Federal partners. Our collective efforts have yielded great results and we will now look to the Corps work plan process to seek as much additional funding for outstanding project needs as possible.

Contact Dena Horton if you have any questions.

WRDA 2022 Signed into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2022 on December 8 and passed the Senate on December 15. PNWA is very pleased to report that President Biden signed the legislation into law on December 23. PNWA previously reported on the many project and policy successes achieved in WRDA 2022. We would like to thank House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D, OR-4) for his leadership on this legislation, and our entire Northwest Congressional delegation for their efforts on behalf of the Northwest. We also thank our many PNWA members who participated in advocacy efforts over the last two years to ensure our PNWA projects and policies were included in this important legislation.

To view the bill text, click here.

To view the section by section summary, click here.

To view the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee announcement, click here and to view the EPW WRDA bill summary, click here.

Contact Dena Horton if you have any questions.