Congresswoman Elaine Secures Funding for Important Infrastructure Priorities in House-Passed Bill

June 19, 2019
Press Release
Federal Dollars Included for Norfolk Harbor

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today announced House passage of more than $75 million in funding she requested for important infrastructure priorities, including more than $15 million for operations and maintenance at Norfolk Harbor.

“I am glad to see the Norfolk Harbor receive necessary resources for operations and maintenance,” Congresswoman Luria said. “Coastal Virginia needs a clean environment and strong infrastructure to thrive economically and beyond.”

Congresswoman Luria played a key role in securing the funding by formally requesting the House Appropriations Committee include the following items in the Energy and Water funding bill that passed the full House of Representatives today, as part of H.R. 2740, the first “minibus” package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills. (FY2020 spans from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.)

Energy & Water

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operation and Maintenance Funding for Norfolk Harbor –  $15.965 million, consistent with budget request
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operation and Maintenance, Inland Waterways – $60 million, a $20 million increase

“Investments in the operation and maintenance of harbors and waterways support the environment, create jobs, and help communities thrive. Congresswoman Luria and her colleagues were tireless in their advocacy for these investments, a big reason why we have provided such robust funding to improve water infrastructure in our fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills,” House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey said. “I look forward to continuing to work with Elaine to support key priorities for her district and for our nation.”

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.