Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) joined Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14) today on the House Floor to engage in a colloquy over the importance of our nation's inland waterways infrastructure. In particular, the Members urged for the immediate fix of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, which is necessary to repair and modernize the locks and dams on our river systems.
The discussion took place with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) and Congressman Peter Visclosky (IN-01), Chairman and Ranking Member of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, during the House of Representatives consideration of H.R. 5325, the Fiscal Year 2013 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.
"We need to invest in America and keep our federal waterways open for business," said Congressman Critz. "The Inland Waterways System is far too important to allow it to continue to languish with inadequate funding and crumbling infrastructure and I look forward to working with the Chairman, the Ranking Member and Mr. Doyle to find a solution to this urgent need."