On Wednesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 (H.R. 7575) by voice vote under a procedural set of rules that disallowed most amendments. Ahead of the vote, the Congressional Budget Office released a report calculating that the measure would cost the federal government $673 million in the first decade. However, the measure only authorizes projects, meaning each project would still need to win a share of the Army Corps of Engineers’ modest $6 billion in annual appropriations to actually break ground. While lawmakers have said they are committed to completing WRDA bills every other year, some anticipate that if Democrats sweep the November elections they may look to wrap the measure into a major infrastructure stimulus package next year.