The future of Eminent Domain in the US
By Andrew Prokop via Recode Newsroom, February 28, 2021The U.S. Congress passed a $500 million bill on Monday to build the largest inland water storage project in the world.
But with a lot of political pressure to make sure it doesn’t get killed, the government’s $10 billion plan could face a critical deadline this week, which could see Congress end up delaying it or endangering it for months.
The bill, the Eminent-Domain Reauthorization Act of 2018, would give the federal government the power to seize any property owned by the U.N. or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in order to build new reservoirs or to rebuild old ones.
In some cases, that could mean that the U:C.R.s property could be used to build a pipeline to the Pacific Ocean.
Critics have criticized the bill for being a backdoor way to take the water rights of the U., which is currently the only country that has jurisdiction over water in the United States.
Rs water rights were first granted to the U,C.F.
R in 1946.
The Trump administration’s latest proposal for Eminent Defenses to the E.U., which calls for water projects to be completed and completed quickly, would extend those rights to include any water that comes from a pipeline or dam, regardless of who owns it.
The Senate, meanwhile, is set to consider a $1.2 billion bill to help rebuild and expand a dam in Oregon that was damaged by floods.
That bill is expected to include billions of dollars in emergency aid and would be the largest such aid package in U.K. history.
But the EDA’s fate could hinge on Congress’s inaction.
The House is set, on Friday, to vote on a bill to create a new program to help U.B.C., which has suffered massive flooding in recent years, with emergency relief, and the Senate is expected on Tuesday to vote to pass that bill.
But that could be the last chance Congress will have to get the bill passed before the end of the year, when the UBRCs annual meeting ends.
Congress has already blocked several bills related to the federal water rights and EDA, including one that would require states to provide more than 100 million gallons of water annually to meet a water supply standard.
That measure failed in the Senate last month, after Gov.
Doug Ducey threatened to veto it.
Senate Republicans and Trump have previously threatened to block the EEA, but Trump and Duceys office have insisted that it is on the table.
The White House has also warned that it will not back down on EDA.