Press Release: Reps. Richmond and Grimm Call for Additional Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Investment

OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN CEDRIC L. RICHMOND

May 20, 2013

Contact: Monique Waters

(202) 225-5537

For Immediate Release

 

Reps. Richmond and Grimm Call for Additional Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Investment

Representatives Charge Administration to Prioritize Dredging

 

Washington, DC-Today, U.S. Representatives Cedric Richmond (LA-02) and Michael G. Grimm (NY-11) led twenty-five U.S. Representatives in submitting the following letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The letter was sent in response to a recent policy statement that questioned the additional investment of Harbor Maintenance Tax revenues as called for in S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013.

 

Earlier this year, Rep. Richmond formed the Congressional Maritime Caucus along with Rep. Grimm to bring attention to the needs of the maritime industry. The Caucus works to raise awareness among members of Congress on a broad range of maritime-related topics with the goal of advocating for issues that impact the U.S. economy.

 

Congressman Richmond released the following letter:letter 1

letter 2

letter 3