As of this week, it's been a year since we authorized the EAA southern storage reservoir. The law included a requirement for the Corps to submit a report to Congress 90 days later and that report still hasn't been finished.
This delay by the Army Corps is unacceptable and blatantly disregards Congressional directives. The South Florida Water Management District and the State of Florida have accelerated completion of their responsibilities surrounding the planning and design of this critical project, and it’s well-past time for the Army Corps to do the same.
Senator Marco Rubio and I are working hard to urge the Corps to expedite this critical infrastructure project, cut through red tape and finally get this project underway. Our communities have waited long enough - it’s time to get this done!
Check out this week’s Week In Review to learn more.
In case you missed it, here are a few other things that happened this week:
- I joined the Ocean Conservatory to discuss our ongoing fight to preserve our coastlines and protect our waterways.
- I urged the Foreign Affairs Committee to get to work on an Authorized Use of Force defining our objectives in Syria.
- The Centers for Disease Control is asking for your input on how toxic algal blooms have impacted our communities.