USA: Richmond Flood Protection Amendment Passes

Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), lauded the passage of H.R. 3080 – the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 which includes a flood protection amendment he authored.

The amendment is based on H.R. 1769, the Recognizing the National Benefits of Flood Protection Act of 2013, a bill Rep. Richmond introduced to require the Corps to calculate the national benefits of proposed flood protection projects such as the West Shore Hurricane Protection Project.

Since coming to Congress, I have made flood protection one of my top priorities. The West Shore Levee Project has been at the forefront of my efforts and I am pleased that the passage of my amendment to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, brings us closer to making this project a reality,” Rep Richmond said.

“This bill ensures that Congress and the Corps understand that flood protection projects in Louisiana will protect the country from economic shocks like sudden increases in the price of gasoline caused by a hurricane. In order to secure funding in this tight fiscal climate, the federal government must grasp how important areas like the River Parishes are to the U.S. economy. This is a big step in getting the alignment that the residents of the River Parishes desire.”

Press Release, October 24, 2013

 

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