Prominent senators launch plan to overhaul Army Corps of Engineers
- Congress Daily
- March 5, 2002
McCain and Feingold introduced legislation Tuesday with Environment and Public Works ranking member Bob Smith, R-N.H., that they said could save up to $15 billion in water projects by requiring state and local officials to cover a larger share of the costs and allow the Corps of Engineers to drop low-priority projects.
Last month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced water infrastructure legislation that would provide $35 billion over five years to modernize and safeguard the nation's water supply. That legislation was introduced by Environment and Public Works Chairman James Jeffords, I-Vt., and Smith.