Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Water Resources Reform Passed
Congressman Markwayne Mullin said in a release late last week that people often believe water infra- structure doesn't directly impact them if they do not live near a port or a waterway. But on the contra- ry, many of the products Oklahomans rely on each day are transported by ports and waterways. Such products include food, clothing and appliances. Without an up-to-date water infrastructure sys- tem, these products no longer move efficiently and sometimes not at all.
Oklahoma's water infrastructure alone plays a critical role in global competition. With the McClellan- Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) Oklahoma is connected to the rest of the nation and the world, while having a $2 million daily impact on Oklahoma's economy.
WRRDA not only means an empowered economy with less federal regulation, but it also means jobs for Americans. As a member of Congress who is actually creating jobs in the private sector, this is huge. Thirteen million jobs depend on water infrastructure. WRRDA is pro-business legislation that will partner with the private sector and result in greater efficiency and accountability.
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