Bill with authorize funding for Army Corps projects across the commonwealth, including in Philadelphia, Johnstown, Williamsport

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Fetterman joined his colleagues in voting to advance the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024 out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee. Once passed and signed into law, WRDA 2024 will authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ critical projects and programs, including multiple in Pennsylvania.

“Living on the Monongahela River, I’ve seen the important work that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does up close,” said Senator Fetterman. “Thanks to this funding and the work of the Army Corps, Philadelphia ratepayers will likely avoid and almost $300 hike in their water bill, communities across the commonwealth will be able to remediate acid mine drainage, Johnstown will be able to rebuild their river walls, and more. These projects will be huge for Pennsylvania – I’m proud to have fought for and secured this funding.”

Thanks to Senator Fetterman’s advocacy on the EPW committee, WRDA 24 will authorize funding for the following Pennsylvania projects: