Rep. Luria: President’s Budget Includes Funding For Chesapeake Bay Restoration And Norfolk Harbor Project

May 30, 2021
Press Release

NORFOLK, VA — Yesterday, President Joe Biden released his proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. Congresswoman Elaine Luria issued the following statement highlighting two important projects for Coastal Virginia: 

“I’m glad to see the President’s budget include $90.5 million for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, which is vital in the ongoing work to keep the bay clean and thriving for future generations. 

“Also included in the President’s budget is $83 million, and the necessary authorization, to complete the Norfolk Harbor deepening and widening project. This project will have a significant impact on national maritime trade and on our local economy. The Port of Virginia is already a powerful economic engine for the region, supporting more than 400,000 jobs and the new project will ensure the safe and timely passage of larger commercial and military vessels through Norfolk Harbor. 

“I look forward to reviewing the President’s budget in greater detail and working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle as the budget process moves forward.”

 

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