WASHINGTON (KFVS) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the water resources bill requiring the prompt restoration and rebuilding of any levee damaged by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill goes next to the Senate for consideration.
The Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 with Congressman Jason Smith's (MO-08) amendment included would protect Missouri homes and farmland along the Mississippi River.
Historic flooding damaged hundreds of acres of land, farms, and homes.
"Many of these systems have fallen into disrepair and neglect, but fortunately President Trump understands how important it is to rebuild the nation's infrastructure to support a growing economy," said Congressman Smith.