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Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. WEBER of Texas. Mr. Speaker, nearly one-third of our economy depends on international trade, and 99 percent of that trade passes through our Nation's ports. Since transportation accounts for as much as 10 percent of the cost of the products we buy, it is so very critically important that our ports and waterways run efficiently and are properly maintained.

I am proud to be a cosponsor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which is a part of the critical role laid out to Congress by our Founding Fathers in regulating interstate commerce. With this bill we can reform the Army Corps of Engineers' management of important infrastructure projects and reduce their project backlog in order to create the conditions for a much stronger American economy. Mr. Speaker, this bill does that, and that is why I am proud to support it.


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