Port of Corpus Christi Deepening and Widening Project Clears Hurdle

An amendment authored by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed the House this week. My amendment designates that multiphase projects previously fully authorized and underway would not require a “new start” or “new investment” decision to continue work on separable elements.

I'm glad to see my amendment included in the Water Resources Development Act. Many critical projects, such as the Port of Corpus Christi Channel Improvement Project, have been halted despite previous authorization. Requiring that separable elements receive a new start authorization is counterproductive and my amendment will remove another piece of government red tape.


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