House approves almost $7M to dredge, maintain Port of Coos Bay

The Port of Coos Bay (SBG)

COOS BAY, Ore. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive nearly $7 million to dredge and maintain the Port of Coos Bay, Rep. Peter DeFazio announced Thursday.

DeFazio, a Democrat from Springfield, is the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

He said the committee had secured $8.7 million in funding for Corps to dredge and maintain Oregon ports.

The funds were included in House Resolution 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2019.

“Oregon’s ports are the lifeline of our coastal communities,” DeFazio said. “Regular maintenance of these ports allows our local economy to grow and keep our communities going. These funds will allow the Army Corps to keep our ports in top shape, both today and in the future. I’m proud to support infrastructure investments like this, and will continue to push for increased investments as the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.”

In addition to $6.958 million for the Port of Coos Bay, the act also includes money for the following ports in Lane, Douglas, Coos and Curry counties:

  • Port of Bandon: $26,000
  • Port of Brookings Harbor: $785,000
  • Port of Gold Beach: $5,000
  • Port of Port Orford: $5,000
  • Port of Reedsport: $939,000
  • Port of Siuslaw: $10,000
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