U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) applauded the Army Corps of Engineers for including a number of replenishment projects for South Jersey beaches damaged seven months ago by Hurricane Sandy in their final of two interim reports to Congress.
"This is important news for our region, for our tourism-based economy and for the countless businesses and jobs that depend on the beaches of the Jersey Shore for their livelihood," said LoBiondo. "I applaud the Army Corps for recognizing the damage done to our beaches by Sandy, understanding their economic importance to our region, and agreeing with my assessment that federal funding would be a critical investment. This news further signals that the Jersey Shore is open as many visitors, as well as the President, saw firsthand this past week."
LoBiondo has been a strong supporter of South Jersey's beaches, which drives tourism, fuels businesses and creates jobs in the region. Since Sandy struck, he repeatedly pushed the Army Corps and Congressional colleagues on the need for repairing South Jersey beaches destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. A copy of the Army Corps' report is attached.