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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green Statement on Support of Minibus Appropriations Bill

September 13, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Green (D-TX) released this statement following the passage of the bipartisan Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act:

“Today the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan compromise bill that will fund Energy and Water, the Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs for the fiscal year 2019. The legislation includes almost $7 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, who works hand in hand with the Port of Houston and Harris County Flood Control District to repair damage from previous storms and mitigate future risks. I am also pleased to see that the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund will receive $1.55 billion. Ports are the economic drivers of our country and must be properly maintained, but we must ensure that the taxes ports pay are used for maintenance and not anything else. This injustice needs to be corrected.”