Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) has joined 142 of his colleagues in sending a letter to House leadership asking them to immediately pass H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act. The full text of the letter can be found here.

H.R. 5303 authorizes twenty-eight Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, including the Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project and a study analyzing potential stormwater retention and flood protection measures in Daytona Beach.

“Passing the Water Resources Development Act will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with necessary water infrastructure projects across the country and here in Florida,” DeSantis said. “Restoring dunes along the Flagler coastline will help increase protection against storm damage while authorizing the Daytona Beach study could pave the way for much-needed flood mitigation. I urge House Leadership to bring the Water Resources Development Act to the House floor for a vote as soon as possible.”