Today Congressman Bill Owens voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 417-3. The bill is supported by a coalition of businesses and labor groups and will directly benefit New York water infrastructure. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the state's waterways and ports support 152,025 New York jobs and directly contribute $32 billion to the state economy.
"This legislation directly supports thousands of New York jobs and speeds long overdue infrastructure rehabilitation projects that will help grow our economy," Congressman Bill Owens said. "I am pleased the House has come together in a bipartisan manner to advance legislation that invests in our nation's aging infrastructure."