Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

 

Pelosi Wins Federal Funding for San Francisco Bay Area Water Projects

June 25, 2001



Today the House Appropriations Committee acted on the request of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-SF), a senior Democrat on the Committee, to approve funding for local water projects for the San Francisco Bay Area. The funding was part of a $23.7 billion spending bill for energy and water projects.

“The funding approved today by the House Appropriations Committee will benefit the environment, safety, and commerce of the Bay Area,” Pelosi said. The following San Francisco-based projects were requested by Rep. Pelosi and funded by the House Appropriations Committee:

San Francisco Harbor, Operations and Maintenance - $2.7 million

San Francisco Bay Drift Removal, Operations and Maintenance - $2.5 million

San Francisco Bay, Ecosystem Protection - $300,000

San Francisco Bay, Delta Model & Visitor Center - $1.7 million

San Pablo Bay Watershed Study - $300,000

In addition, Rep. Pelosi worked with Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) to secure funding for the following projects:

Oakland Harbor Deepening, Construction and Renewal - $10 million

Hamilton Army Airfield Wetlands Restoration - $5 million

              Long Term Management Strategy for the Placement of Dredged Material - $200,000


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