House Adopts Rooney Funding Requests for Everglades Restoration, Florida Water Projects
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House Adopts Rooney Funding Requests for Everglades Restoration, Florida Water Projects

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Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Clears House

Washington, DC – May 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said that the 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill passed today in the House of Representatives today will provide critical funding for Everglades restoration, water infrastructure, and energy security projects, while cutting red tape.

“This bill includes funding I requested for Everglades restoration and water infrastructure projects, which are critical to keeping Florida beautiful and maintaining our state’s economic growth,” Rooney said. “In addition to funding vital water and restoration projects in Florida, our bill will help ensure the safety of our nation’s nuclear stockpile, advance energy independence, cut red tape, and strengthen our infrastructure, while meeting strict spending caps to save taxpayer money.”

Funding requests submitted by Rooney and accepted in the 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill include:

• $64.1 million for Hoover Dike Seepage Control
• $9.5 million for Tampa Harbor operation and maintenance
• $2.75 million for the Okeechobee Waterway
• $123.7 million for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration
• $700,000 for Intracoastal Waterway operation and maintenance
• $400,000 for Manatee Harbor operation and maintenance

For the text of the draft bill, please visit:
http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-114hr-sc-ap-fy2016-energywater-subcommitteedraft.pdf

For the draft bill report, please visit:
http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hrpt-114-hr-fy2016-energywater.pdf

For a summary, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394139

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