Thursday, September 29, 2016
Nowhere in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram article (probably the bill itself either) did we see that part of the reason Kay Granger wants to keep Trinity River Vision funding in the bill is to keep her son employed.
And isn't the Trinity River Vision, formerly known as Trinity Uptown, Central City, blah, blah, now called the Panther Island District?
With an East Island, West Island and a Houseboat District?
Let's see, TRV Boondoggle vs. Flint, Michigan water crisis. These shouldn't even be in the same ballpark, let alone the same bill. We're curious as to how our frequent Washington blog visitor sleeps at night.
Flood control my Fat Aunt Fanny.
And a special welcome, Rep Veasey. We look forward to your next election!
Democrats threatened to hold up the spending bill if funding to resolve the Flint, Mich., drinking water crisis wasn’t somehow provided. Republicans agreed to let Flint funding be considered in the water bill.
The local funding appeared at risk earlier in the week because Rep. Pete DeFazio, D-Ore., was upset that a provision impacting a harbor maintenance trust fund was removed. So he asked for an amendment to cut the Army Corps of Engineers funding for the TRV because the project included recreation facilities.
This $526 million of federal funds is a key part of fully funding and completing the project. Critics maintain this project is not about flood control, but about economic development.
Fort Worth lawmakers working to protect Trinity River Vision funding