Passing the WIIN Act - A Win for South Texas Ports
American ports are the backbone of our economy, with 99 percent of our overseas cargo moving through our ports and more than 67,000 jobs in the 27th District of Texas alone directly impacted by port activity. That’s why I authored language in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act designed to improve our nation’s infrastructure. Last week, the WIIN Act passed the House with a vote of 360-61.
The language I included in the bill says multiphase projects, such as the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project, previously fully authorized and underway would not require a “new start” or “new investment” decision to continue work on separable elements.
The bill would also authorize feasibility studies for water projects across the nation, including the Port of Corpus Christi, Port of Bay City, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and more. This bill will allow American ports and infrastructure projects to continue projects in a timely manner, putting Americans to work and creating greater economic opportunities. To see my speech supporting passage of the bill, click here.