Congressional Navigation Program – Funding Letters

The following was announced today by Jim Walker with AAPA: “Today, AAPA and a coalition of over 40 navigation stakeholder groups sent letters to the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders requesting $2.755 billion for the Corps navigation program in FY 2016. AAPA initiated this letter in order to develop a single request level for coastal and inland navigation to draw greater support. This amount would:

  • Hit the HMT Target of $1.25 billion
  • Increase coastal navigation construction from the 10 year low amount in the budget request
  • Assure adequate funding to complete existing navigation studies in three years per WRRDA and start new studies
  • Fully use the inland waterways trust fund revenues which increased as a result of December 2014 legislation

Graphics have been developed in support of this effort. You are encouraged to use this information in Hill visits, social media and other opportunities.”

Please reach out to your Representatives and Senators and ask them to support these  requests.

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