Correa Votes To Invest in America’s Infrastructure to Strengthen Economy and Create Good Paying Jobs
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020—critical legislation that invests in our nation’s infrastructure including ports to ensure our nation’s goods are sold across the world.
Rep. Correa said, “Nearly 80% of all goods traded in the United States touch water at some point. Whether they arrive from overseas or are transported through an American waterway, American ports are economic engines for our communities. WRDA ensures we invest in these critical economic drivers.”
Background: H.R. 7575 - The Water Resources Development Act of 2020 is bipartisan infrastructure legislation that is essential to everyday American life. Nearly 80 percent of traded goods that Americans rely on are moved through our Nation’s ports, harbors, and inland waterways. Projects for flood damage reduction help protect both our rural and urban communities, thus benefiting millions of Americans. And, ecosystem restoration projects restore and maintain our vital natural resources. This work, carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), is made possible through the enactment of WRDA. This bipartisan legislation continues the tradition of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to move a new WRDA every two years to respond to local water resource needs and to ensure continued Congressional oversight over the Corps.
Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.
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