Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) voted in favor of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act, when it passed the House last night. DeSantis previously urged House Leadership to bring H.R. 5303 to the House Floor as soon as possible.

“Passing the Water Resources Development Act represents a win for water infrastructure in Florida and in the Sixth District,” DeSantis said. “Improving our ports and waterways will promote economic growth.  The authorization for projects in Daytona Beach and along the Flagler coastline will help mitigate water and storm damage in these areas, and the Central Everglades Planning project is an important step in reducing the harmful discharges that have plagued both coasts.”

H.R. 5303 authorizes Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, including the Central Everglades Planning project and two projects within the Sixth District: the Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project and a study analyzing potential stormwater retention and flood protection measures in Daytona Beach.