| July 28, 2021

Letter in Advance of EPW Hearing on Examining the Benefits of Investing in USACE Water Infrastructure Projects

As your committee understands well, federal infrastructure investment at all levels is critical for our nation’s economic recovery and water infrastructure projects are no different, especially those vital projects covered by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) chief reports via the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorizations. Robust federal investment in water infrastructure would put tens of thousands of Americans back to work and improve the daily lives of millions of Americans regarding navigable waterway projects, shoreline protection, flood mitigation and so much more. Today’s hearing will underscore the significant role water infrastructure plays in our economy through the movements of goods, diminishing the impacts of climate change and providing much-needed protection to flood-prone communities across the country.