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Appropriations for Army Corps and Bureau of Reclamation Signed by President

November 4, 2009
 President Barack Obama on October 28 signed into law $33.5 billion spending bill to fund government energy and water programs for the 2010 fiscal year. The final piece of legislation includes $5.4 billion in funding for the Corps of Engineers, $43 million above FY 2009 and $320 million above the administration’s 2010 request. The agreement includes $2.4 billion, $198 million above 2009, to address more than $1 billion in the backlog of operations and maintenance for navigation infrastructure that is critical to the U.S. economy. The bill also includes $2 billion for construction projects, $313 million above the request, and $160 million for investigations, $60 million above the request, "to plan and design America’s next generation of water resource infrastructure." Finally, the bill provides $1.13 billion to the Interior Department, $67 million above the request and $12 million above 2009, to continue to support and improve the nation’s water infrastructure, including $1.1 billion for the Bureau of Reclamation for dams, canals, water treatment and conservation, and rural water projects. The full text of the law can be accessed here. Further details are included in the Conference Report. For more information, contact Marco Giamberardino at giamberm@agc.org
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