Record USACE Funding in FY 2020 House Bill

The U.S. House has released the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020.

The bill provides $7.355 billion in annual funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which builds on last year’s record appropriation of $7 billion for USACE.

The FY 2020 funding is 5.1 percent above the FY 2019 amount and 52.4 percent above the President’s budget proposal of $4.827 billion.

The American Association of Port Authorities applauded the release of the bill.

Full spending of all revenues and the port industry’s funding allocation agreement would provide the needed resources to bring our nation’s harbors to their authorized depths and widths and address tax equity and fairness issues for all U.S. ports,” said AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle.

Bill Summary:

The bill provides a total of $7.36 billion, an increase of $357 million above the fiscal year 2019 level and $2.53 billion above the budget request.

  • Funding for Investigations is $135 million, an increase of $10 million above the fiscal year 2019 level and $58 million above the request.
  • Funding for Construction is $2.34 billion, an increase of $154 million above the fiscal year 2019 level and $1.17 billion above the request.
  • Funding for Operation and Maintenance is $3.92 billion, an increase of $183.5 million above the fiscal year 2019 level and $1.99 billion above the request.
  • Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund projects receive $1.697 billion, $147 million above the fiscal year 2019 level, an increase of $732 million above the request and $100 million above target set by the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.
  • The bill makes full use of the estimated receipts for the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.
  • The bill provides for six new study starts and six new construction projects.

 

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