Rep. Richmond Statement on Army Corps of Engineers 2019 Work Plan for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project

November 21, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, in response to the release of the Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2019 work plan for civil works appropriations including funding for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, Algiers Subbasin, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement:


“After years of fighting for sufficient flood drainage funding for my district, I am pleased with the Army Corps of Engineers’ 2019 Fiscal Year work plan that includes nearly $16.3 million for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA),” Rep. Richmond stated. “Louisiana remains vulnerable to volatile rain and subsequent flooding, and I have worked tirelessly with my colleagues across the aisle to ensure this funding would be a priority for the Army Corps of Engineers.”


“Investment in SELA is pivotal in protecting the people, properties, businesses, and other establishments in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. I will continue to fiercely advocate on behalf of my constituents in Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district for the protection they deserve and will ensure that this protection is sustainable for years to come.”