WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the Senate’s bipartisan passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018:

“Earlier this summer, the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act to institute critical reforms to the Corps of Engineers and expedite the completion of flood protection and navigation projects across South Louisiana, including St. Tammany flood control and vital waterway deepening proposals for the Houma Navigational Canal, Baptiste Collette Bayou, and Bayou Lafourche. Today, I am pleased that the Senate, with the help of Senators Cassidy and Kennedy, voted to send this legislation to the president’s desk with these important reforms included. Once signed into law by President Trump, this legislation will reduce the bureaucratic red tape that hinders local projects, and will strengthen our water resources management and infrastructure.”


The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 includes a number of provisions that reform the Corps of Engineers, strengthen flood protection, and improve waterway navigation in Louisiana’s First District, including: