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Padilla Announces Over $172 Million for California Ports and Waterways Projects
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) Jan. 20, announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive $172.5 million in federal funding to help move forward critical water infrastructure projects in California. This funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, both of which Padilla voted to pass last year.
This infusion of funding will help fund infrastructure projects that Padilla has supported as a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, including efforts to clean California waterways and improve resiliency during major weather events.
Highlights include: $8 million to improve commercial navigation at the Port of Long Beach to allow larger and more ships to pass.
$28 million will go to restoring and revitalizing the Los Angeles River. This project will restore hundreds of acres of habitat around the river and expand access to green space and recreation for thousands of Angelenos.