By fully funding the program, Congress will help states, including Virginia, get the resources they need to clean and preserve landmarks. Although Congress has continuously provided funding for the program, it has not been formally reauthorized in law since 2005.
Luria has been a vocal advocate for the Chesapeake Bay.
In an appropriations bill last December, Luria secured $85 million in funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program for fiscal year 2020. This is a $12 million increase from the previous fiscal year and the highest level of funding that the program has received.