Weber Statement on American's Water Infrastructure Act
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, September 13, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021) passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. This bill provides two-year authorization of investment in our nation’s ports, inland waterways, and other water infrastructure, in addition to promoting flood protection and ecosystem restoration. Congressman Randy Weber (R—Friendswood) released the following statement:
“America’s water infrastructure is critically important to Texas’ 14th Congressional District and to our nation. Our ports and waterways are essential to our economy, carrying products to consumers across the country and sending our exports around the world. The ports of TX-14 alone generate an economic impact of $50 billion a year. Millions of Americans live along our country’s coasts and waterways, and every day, they see the importance of our water infrastructure. That infrastructure must be properly maintained.
“I’m proud this bill once again passed with broad bipartisan support. It is fiscally responsible and ensures strong congressional oversight of projects while providing much needed investment to make America’s water infrastructure great.
“The America’s Water Infrastructure Act supports and builds segments of levee systems that will protect the Texas Gulf Coast from future storms, ensuring the safety of our families and homes. It also facilitates channel improvements to Galveston Harbor.
“Passage of this bill is terrific news, and I look forward to seeing the President sign it into law.”
More information on the bill may be found here: America’s Water Infrastructure Act.
The Congressman’s statement on prior approval of WRDA may be found here: Weber on WRDA 2018 House Passage.
The Congressman’s statement on Committee approval of WRDA may be found here: T&I Committee Approves WRDA 2018.