Improvements to the Port of Corpus Christi

The Port of Corpus Christi, the nation’s fourth largest port by tonnage, plays a critical role in importing and exporting crude oil. That's why I have been a vocal advocate for the Port of Corpus Christi in Congress, pushing for projects including the widening and deepening of the port's ship channel. Widening and deepening the port will allow larger ships to access the port, which will expand the amount of energy products that can be both imported and exported.

Last week, members of my staff and I met in Washington D.C. with Port of Corpus Christi Executive Director John LaRue, Commission Chair Charlie Zahn, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, and a number of companies that do business at the port. During our meeting we heard an update on the project from the Army Corps and discussed and developed strategies to keep the project moving forward. By working together, we can tackle the project from every angle, and hopefully expedite the improvements to our port.

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