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Sen. Cruz Praises Passage of Water Resources Development Act

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement upon Senate passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act:

“When I was elected to the Senate, I pledged that my top priority would be to help create good-paying jobs for Texans in every corner of our great state. And job creation remains my top priority today. 

“In keeping with that commitment, I am pleased to join with my colleagues today to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, which continues the modest reforms started in 2014. This legislation will provide integral support for our nation’s infrastructure, and it also strengthens key projects to ports across the state, which are critical to the creation of more, good paying jobs for Texans. These projects include: deepening the ship channel at the Port of Brownsville, continuing efforts to further expand the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, and addressing navigation issues that arise on the waterway at the Port of Houston. 

“Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the ports of Beaumont, Houston, and Corpus Christi, and I was able to see first-hand the positive economic impact they have on their local communities. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Texas port communities and employers to ensure they remain strong job creators for our state and for our nation.”