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Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. SCALISE. Mr. Chairman, I thank the chairman of the committee, the gentleman from Pennsylvania, for his leadership in bringing the WRRDA bill to the floor.

I wanted to talk specifically about the Morganza to the Gulf project. I know the gentleman from Pennsylvania has been down to Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish and seen this project that is so vital, not only for hurricane protection, but also for protecting the infrastructure that produces 30 percent of our Nation's oil and gas, a lot of the energy infrastructure for our country.

I know the process that has been set up in this bill allows for Chief's Reports, once they move forward, to then go to the committee for hearing. The Chief's Report for this project wasn't completed until after the last hearing that your committee had.

I just wanted to engage in a colloquy with the gentleman from Pennsylvania to see if there was going to be another committee hearing in the near future to take up new projects that have gotten Chief's Reports since that time, and to see if Morganza to the Gulf would be one of the projects that we could have on that list.


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