WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced more than $46 million in funding for the Calcasieu River & Pass project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ FY 2020 Work Plan.

The Operation & Maintenance (O&M) budget awards $27,400,000 for commonly performed maintenance work, which includes $15,500,000 for dredging. The O&M budget also awards $1,096,425 to the Port of Lake Charles. The Construction budget provides $18,000,000 to construct spoil disposal sites.

Since 2017, Congressman Higgins has helped secure more than $211 million for the Calcasieu Channel and Port of Lake Charles.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“Since coming to Congress, my office has worked closely with the Army Corps to secure more than $406 million for dredging and water management. This remains a top priority for my office, and the Corps’ 2020 Work Plan delivers significant funding for South Louisiana projects. These investments are critical for our ports, waterways, locks, and flood control infrastructure. Hundreds of billions of dollars in industrial and economic activity across the state rely on properly dredged waterways. My office will continue to prioritize these projects and work with the Corps to ensure greater investment.”

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