WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) announced $9.3 million in RESTORE Funds for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program. These funds will be used to build a management plan for the Mississippi River to help improve navigation and reduce flood risk.
“The Mississippi River is key to Louisiana’s economy. These funds play a crucial role in streamlining navigation and protecting homeowners from flooding,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This is a piece in the puzzle of restoring our coast and creating jobs.”
“This money will go a long way towards rebuilding and protecting our coast,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Louisiana plays an enormous role in our nation’s economy by providing oil, natural gas and seafood to the rest of the country. We need to work together to ensure that the Mississippi River is being managed properly so that our state, and country, can thrive.”