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Cuts to USACE’s Civil Works Construction Accounts in House Passed Energy & Water Development Funding Bill

June 10, 2012
Yesterday, the House approved the FY 2013 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies appropriations bill totaling $32.1 billion – a cut of $965 million below the President’s budget request. The legislation provides the annual funding for the various agencies and programs under the Department of Energy (DOE) and other agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its civil works program. The measure includes $4.814 billion for USACE’s civil works program, a $187 million decrease from FY 2012 levels, but an $83 million increase over the president’s budget request. Looking at the construction accounts, the bill includes $1.477 billion for the FY 2013 general construction account, a $217 million cut when compared to FY 2012 levels. Additionally, the measure provides reduced funding for the Mississippi River and tributaries programs at a total of $224 million, a $28 million decrease from last year. However, on a brighter note, the bill includes $95 million more than FY 2012 levels for the operations and maintenance account at $2.507 billion. AGC will continue to advocate for increased infrastructure investment as the appropriations process continues on Capitol Hill. For more information, contact Jimmy Christianson at 703-837-5325 or Christiansonj@agc.org
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