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Webster Praises Committee Passing WRDA 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, released the following statement as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

“Water is critical for life and solid infrastructure is critical to Florida’s economy which is dependent on moving goods and people efficiency and effectively,” said Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Clermont.  “Throughout my public service, I have advocated for policies that support local projects and find solutions that preserve and protect Florida’s precious natural resources, while balancing the needs of our growing economy.”

“I applaud Chairman DeFazio for returning to Committee tradition and developing this bill with bipartisan input and support. This legislation authorizes funding for critical ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure important to Florida and our nation.”

“I am particularly glad, this bill was passed today without language that would put Florida communities, the Everglades and our vital agriculture industry at great risk of water shortages during our dry seasons.  Thanks to hard work with committee leadership and stakeholders across Florida, we have an agreement that helps tackle the algae blooms while also ensuring water access for everyone and the Everglades are protected.”