Fitzpatrick: Rejuvenated Water Infrastructure Means Jobs

Fitzpatrick: Rejuvenated Water Infrastructure Means Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Wednesday regarding the House’s bipartisan passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) [H.R. 3080]:

“Ninety-nine percent of the goods our nation creates, sell, import, and ship around the world go through our nation’s ports. That includes busy ports along the Delaware River right here in the Eighth District.

I was proud to vote with a strong bipartisan majority of the House in passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. This common sense bill cuts costly red tape, rejuvenates our shipping infrastructure and brings jobs to Bucks County and all along our nation’s waterways.

Tonight’s strong bipartisan vote shows that Congress remains capable of coming together to accomplish the goals most important to our constituents – reinforcing our infrastructure, continuing our competitiveness in the global economy, and creating jobs for hardworking Americans.”

Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay president Dennis Rochford commended Fitzpatrick on his vote, saying:

“It has been six years since passage of the last Water Resources Development Act.  Clearly, revisions and updates are crucial, and the WRRDA passed by the House works to address these significant needs.

I commend Congressman Fitzpatrick for his vote in support of this critical legislation that brings over $40 million dollars to Delaware River port community projects to include Bucks County.  These projects are clear examples of where full utilization of the revenues provided by WRRDA will benefit our regional port and associated shipping activities.”

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.