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Project Brays, flood mitigation projects prioritized in amendment

Project Brays Bayou, flood mitigation projects included in legislation

WASHINGTON – Relief is on the way for flood victims in Houston. Reps. John Culberson and Al Green passed amendments to the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which put Project Brays Bayou and other Army Corps of Engineers flood mitigation projects on the fast track.

"Houstonians have truly suffered with the loss of their homes and businesses during the last two major flood events. My amendment will expedite completion of Brays Bayou, which will remove 29,000 homes and businesses from the 1 percent floodplain," Culberson said.

Greene echoed Culberson's remarks.

"This amendment recognizes the importance of expediting a major flood control project in Houston, such that damage to property and lives lost can be mitigated when future floods occur," said Greene.

Both amendments passed by a voice vote.