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Saturday, June 28, 2008

House Appropriations Committee Approves $8.675 Million for BND

The House Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill that includes $8.675 million in funding for the Brownsville Navigation District.

Congressman Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) announced Friday that the Fiscal Year 2009 Energy and Water Appropriations bill was approved the committee.

“During the last six years shoaling at the entrance to the channel has been a neverending problem causing the Port of Brownsville to turn ships away,” Ortiz said in a prepared statement. “This funding will allow the Port to dredge their channel to their authorized depth and continue to move forward on deepening and widening of the Brownsville Ship Channel.”

Monies allotted include $8.07 million for operations and maintenance of the Brazos Island Harbor, and $600,000 for a feasibility study to enlarge the existing Brownsville Ship Channel.

The Energy and Water Appropriations bill will next be considered by the House of Representatives.

More than 230 companies do business at the Port of Brownsville representing more than 8,000 jobs.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal elections are great; local entities should just budget every two years.

Patricia A.

Saturday, June 28, 2008  
Blogger Kurgan said...


Right? I was thinking how much the port needs this to be competitive with the deeper water ports.


Sunday, June 29, 2008  

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