Jun 29 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) has been continuing efforts to fight for more funding and resources for the Comite River Diversion Project in the greater Baton Rouge region. Sen. Kennedy released the following statement on efforts today:
“As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Energy and Water, I have been leaning on the Army Corp of Engineers to dispense the promised funds for the Comite River Diversion Project. We need these funds now to start putting shovels in the ground as quickly as possible,” said Sen. Kennedy.
At the end of May, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it was setting aside $6.7 million for the Comite project. Senator Kennedy is prodding the Corps on when they can begin using the money towards the project.
“I have been pressing the Corps relentlessly trying to get a date nailed down on when we can get this project moving. That’s why yesterday I met with Lt. General Todd Semonite and acting Assistant Secretary Lamont to discuss the urgency of this project. I will continue to use every avenue and channel available to me to get this project pushed through and out of the mud as fast as possible.”