Congressman Rooney Supports Everglades Restoration

Congressman Francis Rooney testified before Congressional colleagues during a meeting of the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee, held earlier this week.

This testimony focused on Interior Appropriations regarding the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

Congressman Rooney said: “I would like to thank Committee Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member McCollum for the opportunity to present testimony on such an important issue for Southwest Florida.”

“While the bulk of Everglades restoration funding goes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction and maintenance projects, the Department of Interior (DOI) provides significant support for restoration programs, including CERP. I continue to encourage the Committee to provide sufficient funding for the DOI to carry out its crucial duties, as they relate to our Everglades.”

Tuesday’s subcommittee meeting marks the third time this month that Congressman Rooney has testified on water quality issues.

In addition to testimony, the Florida Congressional delegation has signed a letter, led by Congressman Rooney, that was sent to President Trump.

This letter called on the President to support Everglades Restoration projects in his fiscal year 2018 Budget. Congressman Rooney is also a member of the Everglades.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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