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WIIN Act a Win for Texas 14

Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) released the following statement on the passage of S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act:

“I am pleased to announce that the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act includes two provisions that will greatly benefit Texas Congressional District 14. The first provision is language from H.R 5246, legislation that I introduced to remove the Federal claim to navigational servitude for a parcel of land in Texas City known as Shoal Point. This will allow for the future development of Shoal Point and growth of the Texas Gulf Coast.  The WIIN Act also includes language from H.R. 5225, The COAST Act, legislation that I introduced to address concerns regarding the U.S. Army Corps’ timeline to complete the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study. It is critical that we expedite the completion of the Army Corps’ study that will generate the coastal storm surge protection projects necessary to protect our state against the next big storm. Among the great news for our district, this bill will also provide a solid foundation for President-Elect Trump when addressing the needs of our ports, waterways, and infrastructure in his first 100 days.”