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Higgins: Water Resources Bill Includes Win for Calcasieu Ship Channel

December 9, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended House passage of S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), which authorizes improvements to America’s ports, waterways, and water management infrastructure.  

The bill includes Congressman Higgins’ amendment to expedite access to sediment disposal sites for dredging work on the Calcasieu River & Pass project. Read more about the amendment here.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:    

“Maritime infrastructure plays a significant role in South Louisiana’s economy. This WRDA package authorizes infrastructure improvements and makes necessary reforms to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers processes. That includes our amendment expediting access to viable sediment disposal sites for dredging on the Calcasieu Ship Channel. The availability of those sites has become even more urgent following Hurricanes Laura and Delta. We’ll continue working with industry, state, and federal partners to improve dredging efforts and grow commercial activity for the region.”