Related Links: Text of spending bill and explanatory report, as introduced Bill summary from Senate Appropriations Committee A $1-trillion compromise spending package to fund federal agencies through Sept. 30 provides welcome increases over enacted 2013 levels for some construction programs but cuts others.The bill, which the appropriations committees' chairs—Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.)—released late on Jan. 13, won final congressional approval on Jan. 16 when the Senate passed it with a strong 72-26 vote. The House has approved the measure one day earlier, 359-67. The bill next goes to the White House for President Obama's expected
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.