Tauscher, McNerney named conferees

Reps. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, and Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, have been named to serve as conferees on the Water Resources Development Act. A conferee committee, comprised of members of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, will hammer out the differences between the water bills passed in each branch earlier this year.

The legislation authorizes approximately $14 billion for water resources studies and construction projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including several in the Bay Area.

As soon as the conference report has been agreed to, the House and Senate will vote on the final version of the bill, and it will go to President Bush for his signature.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen