Urgent Request for Signature to Support Full Use of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

To ensure full use of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), the U.S. House Appropriations Committee must allocate at least $2.317 billion for harbor maintenance activities in the House FY 2023 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. The HMT funds are collected explicitly for this purpose.

U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga and Alan Lowenthal have penned an appropriations letter requesting full use of the HMTF. Please contact and encourage your U.S. Representative to sign this letter in support of full use of the HMTF via the provisions passed in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation. The deadline for U.S. Representatives to sign is April 25, 2022.

Due to an inactive link on the Federal site, AAPA recommends encouraging U.S. Representatives to reach out to Rep. Huizenga’s and Rep. Lowenthal’s points of contact Trevor TenBrink (Trevor.TenBrink@mail.house.gov) and Andrew Bower (Andrew.Bower@mail.house.gov) respectively.