WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement to commemorate today’s signing of the Orange County Design Agreement for the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay coastal protection project:
“In the midst of hurricane season and with Hurricane Laura still fresh on Texans’ minds, the time is right to move forward with this project,” said Sen. Cornyn. “My thanks to Orange County Judge John Gothia, General Manager Don Corona of the Orange County Drainage District, the Texas General Land Office, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their hard work to make this project a reality. Their actions will help modernize our aging infrastructure and keep Texans safer in future natural disasters.”
Sen. Cornyn authored and passed provisions to fully fund and authorize $3.9 billion for the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay project in Congress, the final Congressional actions necessary to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and relevant local governments breaking ground on this project.