Funding Reform Bill For Chickamauga Lock Passes In House Of Representatives

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which is expected to help get the Chickamauga Lock project back on track, on Tuesday. 

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann presided as speaker pro tempore during the House debate on WRRDA, and from the House floor encouraged his colleagues to support the legislation. 

Congressman Scott DesJarlais voted in favor of the act. He said, “It is important that we fund and maintain critical infrastructure like the Chickamauga Lock. Not only is maintaining Tennessee’s waterways important for our state, it is important for the overall health of our nation’s economy. The federal budget is rife with reckless government spending. Rather than continuing to waste taxpayer dollars on unnecessary bureaucracy, we should prioritize our spending so that we are only funding projects that provide a good return on our investment. Today’s legislation is a step in that direction.”

WRRDA marks the first real change to the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, which is the root of the funding issue to get work restarted on the Chickamauga Lock, officials said.


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