House subcommittee reviews Army Corps of Engineers projects

The Corps has defended projects taking up to decades past original deadlines.
The Corps has defended projects taking up to decades past original deadlines.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources met last month to review Army Corps of Engineers water resources development projects and reports.

The Corps has defended projects taking up to decades past original deadlines, citing Hurricane Katrina projects that were successful and noting that its projects have stricter requirements than other agencies and businesses.

When asked about its 2017 budget request, the Corps said current projects would not completely stop but would see minimal work because they do not meet the minimum benefit-to-cost ratio for construction to continue at full pace. For every dollar spent by the Corps, a project must generate $2.50. 

The American Soybean Association supports increased funding for the Corps for construction, operations and maintenance work on the dams and locks of inland waterways.

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