Cornyn Provision to Authorize Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project Signed Into Law

In: All News   Posted 10/24/2018

AUSTIN—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after President Trump signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) into law, which included Sen. Cornyn’s provision authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hurricane and storm damage risk reduction project from Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay. 

“As we continue to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, we must keep one eye toward the future and the reality that more storms will come,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “Authorizing this project is a proactive step to better protect coastal Texas communities from future weather events, and I thank the Trump Administration for making it a priority.”

Sen. Cornyn helped secure nearly $4 billion in federal appropriations to advance this project in the Bipartisan Budget Act, which was signed into law in February.

This authorization provision marks the final Congressional action prior to the USACE and the relevant local governments breaking ground on this project.