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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.

Details: www.padilla.senate.gov/US-Army-CorpsFundi­ng-for-CA

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