“Last night the Poe/DeFazio Amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill passed. This amendment requires the Corps of Engineers to follow the law and fully utilize all of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund by 2025.  Full funding will allow the Corps to carry out its programs and prevent a further backlog for projects.  This amendment works to establish funding allocations for our ports both big and small. As co-chair of the Congressional Ports Caucus, I recognize the need for proper funding of our nation’s ports and harbors to promote our economy.”