Five amendments authored by 9TH District Congressman Bill Keating passed the House and are now headed to the President’s desk for signature.
Two of the amendments are included in the House Amendment to S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.
The first amendment directs the Army Corps to prioritize expedited completion of dredging in Plymouth Harbor ahead of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing in Provincetown and then Plymouth.
The second amendment gives the Army Corps the required congressional authority to repair or replace any of New England’s federally owned bridges that are necessary for evacuation during extreme weather or natural disasters.
Three amendments are included in the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2019.
Amendment one provides funding for the Veterans Administration (VA) to create an opioid abuse healthcare kit for community healthcare providers.
Amendment two provides funding for administrative costs at the VA to ensure providers at VA health facilities complete a continuing medication course in pain management.
Amendment three provides funding for marine and hydrokinetic technology research and development.