House Appropriations Approves FY16 Corps of Engineers Budget

April 22, 2015

The full House Appropriations Committee earlier today approved, by voice vote, a $35.4 billion appropriations bill for energy and water development for fiscal year 2016 that also provides $5.6 billion for the civilian water resources program of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The full committee adopted a few minor amendments, but none of the amendments changed the funding levels approved by the Energy and Water subcommittee last week. The committee rejected, by a party-line vote, an amendment by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) to strike language from the bill restricting the ability of the Corps of Engineers to move ahead with certain environmental regulations, which may trigger a veto threat from the White House on the overall bill.

The text of the bill as approved by the subcommittee is here and the text of the draft committee report is here.

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