Today Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement regarding the completion and signing of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chiefs Report of the Sabine Neches Waterway Project: 


I am pleased that the Army Corps of Engineers has finally completed the Chiefs Report for the Sabine Neches Waterway Deepening Project, said Poe. Completing the deepening of the Sabine Neches Waterway (SNWW) channel has been a top priority since I was elected to Congress. Today marks the beginning of the next phase in this project. Now that the Chiefs Report has been completed, it is time for Congress to act by authorizing the SNWW project in the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Until then, I will continue to vigorously advocate for this crucial project by educating other Members of Congress on the importance of the SNWW to our countrys energy industry and national security. With their support, I am confident that this will be included in the WRDA bill.


? In 2007, Congressman Poe secured language in the 2007 WRDA bill to expedite completion of the Chiefs Report for the project.