What: All Issues : Environment : Clean Water/Water Conservation : H.R. 2754. Fiscal 2004 Energy and Water Appropriations/Vote to Reduce Funding for an Environmentally-Damaging Dredging Project in Delaware. (2003 house Roll Call 391)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 2754. Fiscal 2004 Energy and Water Appropriations/Vote to Reduce Funding for an Environmentally-Damaging Dredging Project in Delaware.
house Roll Call 391     Jul 18, 2003
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During committee negotiations on the 2004 energy and water appropriations bill, committee-members agreed to increase the level of funding in the bill for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project from $300,000 to $8 million. Dredging the Delaware River, proponents argued, would provide shipping vessels with easier access to Delaware's ports. When the energy and water appropriations bill reached the House floor, Congressman Andrews (D-NJ) proposed an amendment which would have reduced the amount of funding for the Delaware dredging project to its original $300,000 level. Progressives opposed the Delaware dredging project and supported Andrew's amendment to cut funding for the project. In the view of Progressives, the removal of large amounts of silt through dredging would have caused serious harm to ecosystems in the Delaware river. Despite their support, the Andrews amendment was defeated on a 194-213 vote and the $8 million funding level for the Delaware River dredging project prevailed.

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