NY - Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Inclusion Of Key Projects For New York’s Water Resources In Senate Water Resource Development Act

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced that, following their push, essential provisions for New York’s water resources are included in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that the EPW Committee approved this week. In the legislation, called “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020,” the senators secured language that would authorize and advance Army Corps studies and projects across New York State.

The legislation now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

“The inclusion of these vital water infrastructure and flood mitigation projects is good news for everyone in New York,” said Senator Schumer. “Communities in recent years have been battered by severe storms and flooding and shorelines have been gouged by erosion, threatening homes and safety. These projects will give ocean, river and lakefront communities protection and improve the quality of life in New York.”

“I am pleased that important projects to protect New York’s water resources are included in the Senate’s 2020 Water Resources Development Act,” said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “These projects will improve safety and help communities across New York make important repairs and upgrades to their water infrastructure. I’m proud to have secured key provisions for our state in this bill and I will continue working hard to keep our shorelines protected and our waterways safe and clean.”

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