H.R. 5303 Graves Amendment Local Competition for Water Projects (Roll Call 568)
The Congressman Garrett Graves (R-LA-06) amendment to the Water Resources Development Act allows a non-federal entity to execute a project under the bill if they determine it can be completed at a lower cost and/or faster. Twenty percent of the cost savings would be returned to the Treasury for deficit reduction. ACU supports innovative solutions to both improve government efficiency and lower costs to taxpayers and supported this amendment. The House defeated the amendment on September 28, 2016 by a vote of 190-233.