From ENS Resources- Vitter Releases Summary of WRDA Bill Harbor Trust Fund Provisions

  • by BPC Staff
  • on March 13, 2013

Via ENS Resources:

The Senate’s proposed Water Resources Development Act bill will include a “practical, commonsense solution” to ensure that revenue from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is properly used to fund ports and waterways maintenance, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s office said in a background summary of trust fund provisions that will be in the legislation.

Vitter, the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, also said in his summary that the bill protects Army Corps of Engineers accounts from being “raided” to pay for increases in operations and maintenance expenditures from the trust fund.