I have been a tireless advocate of the Miami River in Congress and have secured tens of millions of federal dollars for this important South Florida waterway.
The Miami River is one of South Florida's most potent economic engines, I was proud to work with the South Florida delegation to secure over $42 million in federal funds for this important project. A clean and deep river will ensure that our South Florida community continues to grow economically and provide the necessary jobs that are crucial for our economy. An additional $34 million has been contributed by state and local governments, with only $10 million left to complete the dredging of the Miami River. I am committed to securing these funds before the deadline to complete this necessary project.