Congressman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement after the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Jo-Ellen Darcy, issued a Record of Decision for the Morganza-to-the-Gulf project. This decision will enable Congress to authorize the project for funding and construction.
"Moving forward on Morganza to the Gulf is vital to families and businesses in Southeast Louisiana as well as the rest of the nation, and today's announcement by Assistant Secretary Darcy is another important step in the right direction," Scalise said. "After 22 years of dealing with government bureaucrats, numerous authorizations and Chiefs Reports, and more than $70 million in studies, the people of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes have waited long enough. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House and Ranking Member Vitter in the Senate to ensure this project is included in the final Conference Report of the WRDA Bill."