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Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) delivered a speech on the House Floor this afternoon in support of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). Please find the transcript of the speech below.
“I rise in support of the Water Resources Development Act, which is critical to districts with significant shorelines like mine. I am especially pleased to see the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study included in this bill. High water levels on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are a major concern to communities in our region. Homeowners and business owners along Lake Ontario have suffered significant flooding and devastating property damage over the last few years. This study will inform those projects and policies that will mitigate high water levels and hopefully prevent future flooding of the kind suffered recently. I’d also like to thank our leaders and House Ranking Member Sam Graves and Chairman Peter DeFazio for the bipartisan work they have done on this legislation, the bipartisan work on the committee on WRDA is always welcomed and a strong example of the way business can be conducted here. I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of S.1811. Thank you. I yield back.”
Background: The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study will be conducted by the Army Corps. of Engineers. It is a comprehensive study of the 5,300 miles of Great Lakes shoreline to identify vulnerable areas and provide guidance and recommendations on improving both natural and man-made resiliency measures, including further flood mitigation efforts.