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  • Making America’s infrastructure sturdy, again
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Flooding

    By Kevin McCarthy and John Culberson | Originally Published in the Houston Chronicle In Puerto Rico, the Army Corps of Engineers is helping to restore electricity after an island-wide blackout. Yet, because of the Stafford Act —one of the federal government’s foremost pieces of disaster relief legislation — the Corps faces strict limits. While it would be better to upgrade many of the destroyed aluminum power transmission towers to galvanized steel, the Stafford Act bars upgrading and only allow... Read more

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