House Appropriations Committee Approves Strong Fy ’16 Funding For Corps With Full Use Of All Estimated Inland Waterways Trust Fund Annual Revenues

Waterways Council Release
22 April 2015

Today the House Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), approved by unanimous voice vote the FY ’16 Energy & Water Development (E&WD) and Related Agencies appropriations bill, significantly increasing funding in Fiscal Year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Program. 

Highlights are as follows:

WCI President Michael J. Toohey expressed thanks to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), and House Energy & Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Ranking Member Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).  “Their leadership in passing such a strong funding bill that utilizes what they intend to be full use of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund is a huge win toward modernization of our nation’s inland navigation system,” Toohey said.