WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed work plan based on funds allocated from President Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure package: 

“For almost a year, I fought to include funding for the EAA southern storage reservoir in Joe Biden’s ‘once-in-a-generation’ infrastructure plan, but the Democrats in Congress and the White House both failed to specifically allocate any money for Everglades restoration. Instead, they kicked the can over to the Army Corps. 

So, I asked the Army Corps to fix their mistake by fully funding this critical project with the available funds, but instead they’ve made it worse.  Today they announced they wouldn’t allocate even one dollar for the EAA reservoir, cementing the Biden Administration’s massive screw up.”

It’s clear that Joe Biden has no regard for the wellbeing of South Florida’s environment, economy or public health.”