The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on July 29 approved the Water Resources Development Act of 2010 (H.R. 5892), a $6 billion bill authorizing about 300 water projects at various stages of study or construction, including some large-scale regional environmental restoration work. The committee focused the bill on traditional responsibilities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration, shore protection, hydropower, recreation, aquatic plant control, and water supply. Excluded from committee consideration were activities classified as environmental infrastructure projects, such as water recycling. Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) proposed an amendment requiring that none of the funds authorized by the act could be used for a project unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. The amendment, modeled on a provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Pub. L. No. 111-5), would allow exceptions where domestic supplies of the goods are not available in sufficient quantities and quality, would increase the cost of the overall project more than 35 percent, or would be inconsistent with the public interest in the judgment of the secretary of the Army. The amendment was accepted by voice vote.