President Trump Funds Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project
by Blake Farenthold on February 14, 2018 at 10:56 AM
On Monday, President Donald Trump offered up the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes $13 million in funding for the Port of Corpus Christi's widening and deepening project. The project is the key to the ongoing development and growth of the port. While getting the funding in the President's budget is a huge victory, it is just the first step in a lengthy process. Congress still needs to approve and appropriate the funding for the entire project. The port project is one of my top priorities in Washington. It's been a long and exhaustive process to get to where we are today.
Since first being elected, I have been working with port officials, the Army Corps, House leadership, both U.S. Senators from Texas, and now the Trump Administration on this important project. I was in contact with the President and his administration even before he took office to convey how critical this project is for our region, the state and nation.
I have personally spoken with Mick Mulvaney, the President's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and a former colleague in the House, to ensure he knows how important this is. It is also always the first issue I discuss with the Army Corps of Engineers in our regular meetings. As I complete my final term in Congress, I plan to work tirelessly on securing the funds necessary to complete the widening and deepening of the Port of Corpus Christi.