Last night, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted in support of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes improvements to America's ports and waterways, and invests in projects tied to flood prevention, drinking water, dams and levees, and environmental restoration. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
"At a time when our economy is still rebounding from the Great Recession, the WRRDA bill will spur job creation and economic growth by investing in our nation's ports and water infrastructure. It also helps California get its fair share of a user fee paid by shippers who import goods at our harbors, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These funds will help pay for much needed harbor maintenance. This was truly a bi-partisan effort and marks a step forward in the House to bring long-needed reform to the way we approve new water infrastructure projects, now and in the future."